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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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Now in the Members Only Section:

  • Membership Roster
  • ISCA Officer Position Descriptions.

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


ISCA at the 2024 NOAC

ISCA, will help coordinate the patch trading activity at the National Order of the Arrow Conference this summer (1-5 pm every afternoon at the memorial Union and also after the evening shows until 11:30 pm) under the Activities and Recreation Committee (ARC). In addition, we will have an ISCA Information booth in the NOAC Vendors area.

As a result, we are going to need lots of volunteers to help staff the afternoon and evening trading sessions and the ISCA booth. If you will be at NOAC as either a registered contingent member or on NOAC staff and can volunteer we can use your help. Preferable, but one does not need to be an ISCA member to volunteer, so sign-up some of your friends too. Note: We know you will not know your schedule probably until arrival and that is just fine. And individuals that volunteer for at least a two-hour shift will get a free 2024 ISCA NOAC Staff patch.

To get your name on the potential volunteer list (or if you have questions), please send an email message to 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, we'll add you to the "potential volunteer staff" list.

Note: Patch trading will be an open activity so long as displays and persons trading/viewing do not interfere with the safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles or the University says we should not trade there. 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.

BSA Scouting History Project

ISCA is assisting in a project to put together an exhaustive hierarchical list of ALL CATEGORIES of Scouting memorabilia. It can be any and all memorabilia that someone in Scouting might collect. Things like OA, CSP and Camp patches of course, but to also include things like: District and Council patches, decals, mugs, neckerchiefs, train sets, uniforms, insignia, merit badges, games, dolls, canteens, equipment, etc., etc.

FYI, we are looking for a few volunteers to help so PLEASE, send me an email (Craig.Leighty@gmail.com) and I can fill you in on the details. AND, if you have an extensive collection in any of the areas (i.e.: considered to be an expert/knowledgeable in a particular area) that could help, so please let me know that as well.

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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