Interesting finds from the scout camp


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Apr 20, 2018
Mountain Maryland
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I had time for a hunt at the scout camp before we leave for the beach. I worked over and went out further out on a site I haven’t done for several years and then did a quick clean out of recent losses from 2 sites I did last year. I was surprised at how many coins were lost in the year. Almost all of them were on top of the dirt under leaves or just under the dirt where heavy rains had washed some dirt over them. This hunting went more quickly, because I have cleaned out most of the melted aluminum and other trash in past hunts. That makes the ground pretty quiet until you get over a recent loss.

I spent 6 hours swingin the CZ21 and found 123 coins with a face value of $12.52, 86 camp tent pegs, a 2009 British five pence, a Catholic medal, 2 round balls, a scout attendance medal, 4 military blanks, 2 neckerchief slides, a bunch of sinkers, 2 rope tensioners, a broken whistle, a fishing lure, 3 metal work merit badge projects, some personal tent pegs, an aluminum can, 3 tabs and a little melted aluminum from the campfires.



The five pence was a surprise. I don’t get many foreign coins from the camp. The religious medal is tiny and has been in the dirt for a while. It was on the edge of the site and has been missed on previous hunts.


The scout attendance pin with the 1 YEAR bar was also on the edge of the site and has been there a long time. They stopped using these a good while ago. The round ball on the left has a nice cot of lead oxide and could be old. The one on the right looks like a recent loss. it Is hard to be certain about the age of roundballs found in this context. The 3 copper pieces with solder on them are metal working merit badge projects, probably neckerchief slides.



The whistle also came from the edge of the site and has been there a while. Long enough for the solder that held the 2 pieces together to weaken so it fell apart. It is a B.G.I.C.O. ECHO 620 and has some age on it. This is over 40 years old and the camp is just over that age so my guess is that someone brought a vintage whistle from home and do what kids do, loose things in the leaves.


So just one hunt this week before I hit the beach. Wish me luck, I think I’ll need it. Thanks for looking, stay safe, good luck and may your coil lead you to good things.

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Aug 11, 2011
N.E. Oregon
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Great finds from the buy scouts! Congratulations! Thanks for sharing.


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Dec 30, 2012
Canton Ohio Area
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NICE FINDS :) How many digging tools did you wear out LOL J/K thanks for posting

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