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Boy Scout collectors that have been in the hobby a long time know the Trade-O-Ree scene pretty well. Your typical show is long on grey haired attendees and short on walk in traffic. But there is another way. John Ryan has been thinking outside the box for going on three decades with the Lone Star TOR in Grapevine Texas. This year his show will include everything from a collections merit badge group to a youth patch auction that resembles musical chairs. On Saturday the show will be the host for an official Philmont Staff Association reunion to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Scout ranch. With an expected crowd of 150+ just for that add on piece you can bet there will be some "walk through" traffic at this show. Tonight John Ryan is my guest on Scouting Hot Finds Radio to discuss his secret sauce for having a successful TOR. If you want to hear some outside the box ideas that would really shake up the hobby listen in. You might even get an explanation for another event on the schedule called patch golf!
It's good to talk.