Re: Council Patches
Ted Sarah (TSarah@AOL.COM)
Wed, 10 May 1995 17:11:36 -0400
I have been a CSP and OA Lodge flap collector since my first trip to Philmont
in 1988. On that trip most of the patches were purchased on the way out and
back at various Council offices. On the second trip we took a bunch of local
council CSP's out with us and did some trading there. Patch trading at
Philmont can get hot and heavy. In the 7 years or so that I've been
collecting CSP's I have accumulated around 350 differant ones.
There is a good publication on CSP's it called, "An Aid to Collecting
Selected Council Shoulder Patches with Valuation Guide". Yes, there is value
in them there patches, I've seen prices in the hundreds of dollars. If you
are interested in a copy I can tell you where to order it.
As far as purchasing CSP's, that's OK if you are out traveling, but it's more
fun and you make more friends by trading. I used to trade over FidoNet and
am now here on Scouters-L and have made some good trades.
CSP's can show the history of a council. You can start with the older
councils that merged to make up a new one. Some Councils issue commerative
CSP's for anniversaries, i.e. my Council just issued one to celebrate the
anniversary of our camp.
You can get a lot out of collecting. It's fun!
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