If you have never heard of a Trade-O-Ree and like to trade scout stuff...... read on. Scattered around the country are exciting events generally called Trade-O-Rees (or abbreviated to TOR's). Ahead of you is a weekend of non-stop trading. Check'em out! and bring your buddies and your scoutmaster, too. A trade-o-ree is an event that is generally held in a big hall, hotel banquet room, national guard armory, college or church gym. They are held for the primary purpose of scout memorabilia collecting ...... buying, selling, or trading. TOR’s are usually sponsored by avid collectors, or troops, BSA Councils, and scout collecting associations. If you are taking your troop, check this out and note this on your tour permit. But, most of all bring your scout stuff and have fun!
There is generally a fee for renting a table at these events to formally put up your items for sale or trade. But for novice collectors who just want to come in and browse and trade out of their daypack, there is sometimes an entry fee of $1-5. Tables generally need to be reserved in advance, but walk-ins are welcome without any reservations. It is a good idea to call ahead to check with the sponsor to make sure all the details are correct and to get a map.
This list is provided to you as a service. We try our best to include all known events as accurately as possible. We list all TOR's that we have printed information about. Please call ahead to check with the sponsor of the event to be sure all details are correct and to reserve table space. If you find errors or omissions to this list, please call us. If you want to try to meet us at a TOR, Streamwood will be attending and displaying at the events shown with 5 STARS (*****) after the show date.
March 24-25, 2017 *****
Midwest Tradefest 18th Annual
Where: Immaculate Heart of March Church / School, 4913 Schofield Rd., Monona, WI 53716
Contact: Kurt Hansen, 1209 Sweetbriar Rd., Madison, WI 53705.
Phone 608-238-9481, email KWH96@HOTMAIL.COM
March 31 – April 1, 2017 *****
Where: Sardis Presbyterian Church – Fellowship Hall, 6100 Sardis Rd., Charlotte, NC 28270
Contact: Jason Spangler, TOR Coordinator, 338 S. Sharon Amity Rd., PMB 123, Charlotte, NC 28211. Phone 910-258-3029, email SANTEESWAPPER@GMAIL.COM
April 1, 2017
Where: Jordan Lutheran Church, 5103 Snowdrift Rd., Orefield, PA 18069
Contact: Mike or Scott Best, phone (610) 767-6079, email
April 22, 2017
Lenape Lodge 8 Trade-O-Ree
Where: St. Isaac Jogues Church, 349 Evesboro Medford Rd., Marlton, NJ 08053
Contact: David Chasen, Phone 609-929-4727, or email DCHASEN@AOL.COM, web WWW.LENAPE8.ORG.
Mid-Iowa Council Trade-O-Ree
Where: Mid-Iowa Council Maytag Scout Center, 6123 Scout Trail, Des Moines, IA. Phone 515-266-2135.
May 12-13th, 2017 *****
4th Annual Alabama Trade-O-Ree
Where: Northport Civic Center, 3500 McFarland Blvd., Northport, AL 35476
Contact: Jon Hall, PO Box 598, Cottondale, AL. Phone (205) 799-5939, email
June 2-3, 2017
Lone Star Trade-O-Ree
Where: St. Francis Church, 861 Wildwood Ln., Grapevine, TX 76051
Contact: John Ryan, phone (817) 571-4970, email firstname.lastname@example.org
June 9-10, 2017
Central New York Trade-O-Ree
Where: Camp Woodland, NY (no additional address available)
Contact: Steve Austin, 8237 Tuna Path, Liverpool, NY 13090. Email SAUSTIN@TWCNY.RR.COM, or phone 315-456-1511.
July 19-28, 2017 *****
BSA National Scout Jamboree Trade-O-Ree
Where: Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia
Contact: Website to register for staff member or participant WWW.SUMMITBSA.ORG
Note about the 2017 BSA National Jamboree - - - I will be there as the Patch Trading Staff Team Leader. Go register to help us on staff, whether its for patch trading or any other staff position that you would enjoy! We always need good scouters help out! Hope to see you there!
January 12-13, 2018 *****
27th Winter South Carolina Trade-O-Ree
Where: J.B. Owens Recreation Complex, 111 Walkers Way, Easley, SC 29642
Contact: Chris Jensen
PO Box 1841
Easley, SC 29641
February 2-3, 2018 *****
Cross Roads of America Trade-O-Ree
Where: Indiana State Fairgrounds, Harvest Pavilion
Contact: Steve James, email SJAMES@ARCHINDY.ORG, or 317-695-9604