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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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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.

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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.

 OA and CSP Checklists
 have been updated in the 
OA and CSP Reference 


New CSP Guide Available (Proof Edition)

ISCA is proud to present a proof draft of the next edition of the CSP Guide. It has over 32,000 entries and over 1,280 pages, nearly 25% more than the 2017 edition. Council histories have returned, quantity issued ranges have been added and a whole lot more. We expect this edition to be fluid for a short period of time. That is, while every effort is made for the information to be final, issue codes are not yet set in stone. Every attempt will be made to maintain sequence numbers once published but all other information can be updated as more information becomes available. If you see an incorrect listing or something that should be updated, send the information to Lead Editor Chris Wanley (Chris@Wanley.org.uk). For this reason, we expect early quarterly versions to be more fluid than usual and more subject to change in minor ways. A printed copy is not currently available from ISCA, but feel free to print your own, but remember, we expect some changes for a period of time. Deadline for submittal of updates and corrections for this proof edition is September1, 2023.

Please see the updated CSP Guide (updated Quarterly) available on-line as a downloadable PDF to ISCA members in the members only area.

Note: The 2017 CSI guide is still available for viewing and download. Also, coming soon is a PDF of David Miuras JSP Guide and then the plan is to post an update to the LSP Guide.

As with any work of this type, there are many individuals who have greatly contributed to the final product. ISCA especially wishes to thank Chris Wanley, Lead Editor, Robert Walton, Assistant Lead Editor, and Mark Scheiderer for overall Editing and Project Coordination.

ISCA National Jamboree Update

At the 2023 National Jamboree this summer, patch trading will take place all over the Jamboree, but there will also be an "Official Patch Trading" area on the porch of the Scott Visitor Center. WE will be overseeing the area with ISCA members. ISCA is also supporting the Collections Merit Badge as well.

If you are attending the Jamboree this summer either as a contingent member or on Staff, we could use your help. During program hours, we will have a booth at the official patch trading area as noted above, and we could use some volunteer help to "help monitor" the area (we are not "patch police"), provide resource materials, answer questions about collecting, crowd control, etc. We'll also need some help in the collections merit badge area as well. We understand that at this point you can't make a commitment since you may not yet know your schedule, etc. and that's ok.

To get your name on the potential volunteer list, please send an email message to me at craig.leighty@gmail.com. Please include the following: 1) Name, 2) Cell number, 3) eMail address, and 4) any additional comments you may have about your position and if you know, potential availability. If you email your information, I'll add you to the "potential volunteer staff" list. It would then be great if you could text or email me after you arrive at the Jamboree (925-548-9966 or craig.leighty@gmail.com) when you know you might be available, or I'll send you a quick text message and ask if we still need more help. Get a free ISCA patch if you volunteer for a shift.

Note: Patch trading is an open activity and may be conducted anywhere on the Summit property so long as displays and persons trading/viewing do not interfere with the safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles. Trades may be youth/youth, youth/adult, or adult/adult so long as such interactions conform to the BSA's Youth Protection Guidelines and Barriers to Abuse policies and such trades adhere to the ideals of the Scout Law.

All - In - One Financial Support Package

The ISCA Board of Directors is rolling out a new way for members to financially support the work of ISCA. With a financial gift.

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ISCA Through pictures

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

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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 $15.00 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.


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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