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  1. #1
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    Feb 2007
    Arlington Heights, IL
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    Man. . . those scouts lost everything!

    The last two days have been perfect for hunting the woods
    and I really regret not having my "better" camera for capturing
    the colors. . . but it's too darn heavy to lug around.

    Anyway, I met up with Neil and DDub this morning at one of
    the scout camps hoping to find some decent coinage instead of
    the TONS of rolled-up foil that always sound too good to be true.

    For most of the morning, I hunted the wooded areas along several
    creeks that ran through the forest. From past experience, it seems
    that these types of areas have an alluring attraction that kids can't
    resist so I was hopeful that I might hit a few interesting targets.
    After about 2-hours of hunting, I had amassed a collection of several
    Wheats, a spoon, a couple of forks, a gold Cross pen plus a few other
    odds & ends.

    When I moved to the other side of the creek, I found a really cool set
    of eating utensils that were still in their original pouch. Each utensil
    had the official Boy Scout logo etched into it's handle. . . and from the
    condition they were in, I doubt if they were used more than once.
    About a foot away from where I found the pouch, there was a mini pocket
    spill which consisted of a 1951 Rosie and a 1950 wheat. . . all lost by
    the same Scout I bet

    Thanks for looking!

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  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2008
    Moronica, northwest of Chicago.
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    Re: Man. . . those scouts lost everything!

    Wow! You really did find a lot of utensils! Speaking of odds & ends, what's that odd thing on the right end?

    That scout set is so cool, I want to go out and buy one. I don't know when I'd use it, but it just looks like something that would be cool to have.

    All great finds, Mark!!! I'm really glad you got your silver, too!
    God bless our veterans! Thank you for your sacrifices!

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    Don't Drag Your Feet!

    May 2008
    Montgomery, IL
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    Re: Man. . . those scouts lost everything!

    Great finds Mark! That's one nice SS utensil set! And you managed to squeeze yet another silver out of that old hunted out place ;-) Great job!

  4. #4
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    Apr 2006
    DES PLAINES IL
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    Re: Man. . . those scouts lost everything!

    Your a Scout Mark....In Scouting always leave the area cleaner then when you arrived...Those older Scout's " No Respect "

    GOTTA LOVE THIS HOBBY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Happy Hunting from Des Plaines IL ( D P Bob )

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    Elgin
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    Re: Man. . . those scouts lost everything!

    Go get 'em brother!

    You know over the last 15 years I've walked almost every inch of creek bed there. Gotten lots of bottles from washouts too.

    Be careful because this time of year all manner of critter moves into those tree root holes creekside. Fox, 'coon and skunk have popped out of them and almost onto me. If you get too near to an active coyote den, they will yelp and holler an ungodly amount and manner of noise while you're still out of sight, so listen for that too. If you hear a clicking like a geiger counter it's a groundhog in the hole, snapping his teeth just before he bites. Seen a fella lift his hand up with an 8-10 pounder hanging by the hole-hog's teeth put right through the middle of his hand once.

    Have fun!

  6. #6

    Jun 2008
    Chicago
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    Re: Man. . . those scouts lost everything!

    Wow, looks like you found the remains of the mess hall! Great job on the Rosie

  7. #7
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    Apr 2009
    Chicago, Il
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    Re: Man. . . those scouts lost everything!

    Very nice finds, Mark. Sorry I missed you on the way out.

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    May 2009
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    Re: Man. . . those scouts lost everything!

    THE ONLY THING YOUR MISSING IS THE KITCHEN SINK! GREAT FINDS MARK!

  9. #9

    Mar 2008
    Chicago IL
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    Re: Man. . . those scouts lost everything!

    Awesome job buddy, and yes them damn scouts loose everything.
    Come check out my MD'ing videos:
    http://youtube.com/user/TreasureFiend

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    May 2008
    Illinois
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    Re: Man. . . those scouts lost everything!

    Nice digs Mark!

 

 

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