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Two sites added to patchcamp in April

April 22, 2013 Glenn Chase Base CampNew Site

For the first time in recent memory I had two requests to add links to patchcamp from awesome sites in the same week! Be sure to check out Andy’s excellent Scout Collecting UK site! I actually began my Scouting career as a Cub in the UK, but it was as a member of the Transatlantic […]

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As Jamboree approaches, 2 JSP sites disappear

March 9, 2010 Glenn Chase Base Camp

Emphasizing the transient nature of the internet, two web sites that archived images of Jamboree Shoulder Patches have disappeared, victims of the shutdown of their host, GeoCities. Developed by Michael Bungo of Great Trail Council, the 2001 and 2005 JSP web sites were pioneers in collecting and presenting pictures and information about jamboree shoulder patches.  […]

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Following the future of the Blue Book

August 4, 2009 Glenn Chase Base Camp

The Blue Book: Order of the Arrow Standard Insignia Catalog was first published in 1996, and for over a decade has been the primary reference for OA collectors. Published by the American Scouting Historical Society every two years to coincide with the National Order of the Arrow Conference, the first 5 issues were printed in […]

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New collecting supplies site added

July 28, 2009 Glenn Chase Base Camp

My collecting friend Joseph Klos has launched a new site that offers custom storage envelopes and binder pages specifically engineered for protecting and displaying embroidered patches. Check out besthobbypages.com (and tell him you heard about it from the Scout Patch Collector’s Base Camp!)

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2009noac.com added to Base Camp

July 28, 2009 Glenn Chase Base Camp

Jason Spangler has launched a new blog at 2009noac.com just in time for the 2009 National Order of the Arrow Conference to be held at Indiana University from August 1-6. Jason plans to report on the patch trading going on at NOAC using this blog as well as by microblogging through tweets. For the latter […]

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NOAC 2009 patches

July 7, 2009 Glenn Chase Base Camp

John Pannell is avidly tracking the Lodge emblems being issued for the upcoming 2009 National Order of the Arrow Conference on a special web page at oaimages.com, so I’ve revised the link that previously pointed to the 2006 NOAC patches to point to the new page. Not only are the patches for NOAC now more […]

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Base Camp adds Girl Scout specific sites

February 19, 2008 Glenn Chase Base Camp

If you have eagle eyes you may have noticed a small change to the introductory text on the Scout Patch Collector’s Base Camp home page. “The Scout Patch Collector’s Base Camp is a directory of helpful internet resources for pursuing our hobby of collecting and trading Boy Scout memorabilia” was changed to remove the word […]

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ISCA Checklists get an update

January 21, 2008 Glenn Chase Base Camp

Craig Leighty, President of the International Scouting Collectors Association, posted a message to the Patch-L mailing list on January 11 advising that new versions of their invaluable OA and CSP checklists are now available. I was thrilled to read this, since I include links to both on the Scout Patch Collector’s Base Camp, and the […]

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New link added to the Base Camp

January 3, 2008 Glenn Chase Base Camp

While researching information about a 1919 Boy Scout Handbook for a coworker I came across an excellent site that I immediately knew belonged on The Scout Patch Collector’s Base Camp. History of the Boy Scout Handbook is actually part of the web site for Troop 97 of Fort Collins, Colorado. Scoutmaster Jeff Snowden has compiled […]

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Featured videos on the Base Camp

August 25, 2007 Glenn Chase Base Camp

Recently within the span of just a few minutes I received emails from different friends recommending that I check out two Scout-related videos on YouTube. The first was for the great Arrow Ads produced by the Coosa Lodge shows team whose members include Ben Killen, Chris Brightwell, and Tim Hall, the hosts of ClothTalk. The […]

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