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The International Scouting Collectors Association (ISCA) is a non-profit organization that promotes education regarding the history of the Scouting Movement through the collecting and trading of Scouting Memorabilia. All members subscribe to our Code of Ethics to ensure fair trading amongst its members.


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Latest Journal
March 2019

ISCA MEMBERS - Click Here
to Access the JOURNAL On-line


Join or Renew Online!

You can join ISCA or renew your membership online. Payment can now be made using PayPal or Check. All information is sent via a secure server.

Become A Member

You may also submit a paper application (PDF file) if you prefer.


Now in the Members Only Section:

  • Membership Roster
  • ISCA Officer Position Descriptions.

Members Only Section.


Printable
 OA and CSP Checklists
 have been updated in the 
OA and CSP Reference 
sections.


 

ISCA UPDATE - SCOUT MEMORABILIA CATALOGS/LISTINGS

Some important news to inform you all about. ISCA has been working diligently behind the scenes to bring you and the hobby a more robust system to view catalogs/listings of Scouting memorabilia on-line, including adding new catalogs with the ability to track all of your memorabilia including OA, CSP, camp patches and a whole lot more.

Recently ISCA purchased the OAImages.com website from John Pannell and we also have been gifted/transferred to ISCA all of the old Blue Book 6 catalog and the OAInsignia.com website from TSPA. Previously, we had an agreement in place with TSPA whereby TSPA and ISCA jointly owned certain information, but now TSPA has removed themselves and it is now all exclusively owned by ISCA. TSPA has no rights or involvement in anything.

So, we are now working on the infrastructure to improve things, first for the OA area (integrating OAImages.com and OAInsignia.com or some other vehicle for the backend of the process) and then will move quickly to CSI (CSPís & LSPís/R&Wís, etc.), Camps and then just continue to add other areas of Scouting memorabilia collecting. We are working a master plan to have a catalog database/system for all types of Scouting memorabilia available and viewable by all for the hobby AT NO CHARGE. You wonít have to be a member of ISCA to view anything just like you donít for either OAImages.com or OAInsignia.com for OA now. Since there is no other company or entity involved, ISCA can really work to improve things (with a new team leader for this project) for the benefit of the hobby and all collectors.

We are working to include features such as the ability to catalog and track your personal collection on-line, to maintain up-to-date listings for memorabilia, to view images of the items including if a patch, both the front and the back of it, to be able to post your needs list, to be able to make trades with others to fulfill your needs, to track pricing data, and lots more.

As we move forward, the old systems, i.e.: OAImages.com and OAInsignia.com will continue to work as they have in the past (i.e.: lodge editors should continue to update lodges and add new listing through OAInsignia.com) and the CSI catalog will still be available on-line in pdf format until we start to move things over to the new and improved website. You should start to see some changes very soon. If you have any questions, feel free to email Craig Leighty at craig.leighty@gmail.com.


NEW All - In - One Financial Support Package Unveiled

The ISCA Board of Directors is rolling out a new way for members to financially support the work of ISCA. With one gift, the new program provides the donor two or more of the following possibilities:

Click the button for details...


ISCA Through pictures

Brian Ives and others have assembled a nice collection of images of ISCA's involvement in the hobby!

Click the button to go to ISCA's Flicker page...


NEW Non-Members free Sample

Free Journal Sample September 2013

A taste of ISCA. Features include 2013 National Jamboree wrap up and more...

...and if you like what you see, please consider becoming a member. Just click on the "JOIN NOW" button on the left. Cost is only $10.00 per year.


ISCA Policy Regarding Unauthorized Patches

During a conference call board meeting held Sunday, April 14th, 2013, the ISCA Board of Directors adopted the following revised policy in regards member's manufacturing/distributing Unauthorized Patches. The policy takes effect immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions


ISCA Roots Trace Back Almost a Half Century

The International Scouting Collectors Association was formed in 2001, when the American Scouting Traders Association (ASTA) and the National Scouting Collectors Society (NSCS) merged to better serve the collecting community. The previous organization were RECOGNIZED WORLDWIDE as leading Scouting memorabilia organizations, devoted to the preservation of the hobby. ISCA will surely follow in their footsteps. ISCA is a not-for-profit corporation with members from all fifty states and from many other Scouting countries. ISCA is operated by volunteer Scouters well experienced in collecting and trading Scouting memorabilia. Our primary purpose is to educate the membership and others regarding Scouting memorabilia and promotion of the ISCA Ethics.

"The ISCA Journal"

The "ISCA Journal", ISCA's quarterly publication featuring ISCA functions, Trade-O-Ree information, history of Scouting memorabilia, news of new patches issued, reports on TOR's, Letters to the Editor and lots more.

Trading By Mail

Expanding Your Trading Opportunities:  Members can access a complete roster of current members giving their name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and their collecting and trading interests. There is also a 1 for 1 trading section in each ISCA Journal.

Trade-O-Rees

ISCA co-sponsors Trade-O-Rees around the country. These Trade-O-Rees provide an opportunity for the membership to gather for fellowship, education, displaying of collections and trading face to face. Meeting your mail trading friend can be an exciting experience. TOR's are listed in the ISCA Journal and on this website.

National Event Participation

ISCA takes a leading part in holding seminars, furnishing displays and providing information to new collectors and traders. These are done at Section Conclaves, National Order of the Arrow Conferences (NOAC) and other opportunities.

You Are Represented

ISCA has four Regional Vice Presidents in the USA. They coordinate activities through the Area Vice Presidents in the many states within their regions. Regional Vice Presidents are members of the ISCA Executive Board. Area Vice Presidents who are appointed by the Regional Chairs see that ISCA Trade-O-Rees are held in their area, seek new memberships, and keep us informed of hobby news and happenings in their area with reports published in the ISCA Journal or by furnishing information to our Column Editors. In addition, you are also represented by ELECTED national officers and an ELECTED Board of Directors.


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