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Topical Stamp Collecting Album For Scouts

 
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Posted 06/11/2012   11:28 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add apastuszak to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
My son just became a Boy Scout and wants to get his stamp collecting merit badge, and obviously a scouting topical collection would be perfect for this.

Does anyone know if someone makes a pre-printed topical scout album? The BSA itself used to make one, but they discontinued it a number of years ago (in 1996, I believe), and the last supplement is from 1999.

I saw that White Ace makes some very nice topical pages, but they are blank. I am in no mood to design an album from scratch. Too busy on my Ukrainian album.

Any help appreciated.
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Posted 06/11/2012   1:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tstraz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would check out the Scouts on Stamps Society International (SOSSI) http://www.sossi.org/index.shtml. There are many resources linked form the site, as well as local groups. Another thought would be Google searches. The album you are looking for might turn up on eBay or some other auction website.
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Posted 06/11/2012   4:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add apastuszak to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I found the SOSSI page, and I am probably going to join. They claim their catalog has 800 pags of Scout themed stamps. I didn't think there were that many scout stamps in the world. This collection could become quite extensive.
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Posted 06/11/2012   5:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomiseksj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Andy,

There are a number of other possibilities beyond a scouting theme. Your son may want to look at the free album pages offered by APS at http://stamps.org/Free-Album-Pages

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Posted 06/11/2012   11:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spanishmoss to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
apastuszak,

You mentioned that you didn't want to go the blank album route, but if you change your mind, there is a free scout page from the ATA that you print out.

www.americantopicalassn.org/yalbumpages.shtml

Also, I put together a PowerPoint presentation that follows the merit badge requirements. Your son might find it helpful. It can be found here:

www.wfscstamps.org/Youth/BoyScouts.shtml
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