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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
ISCA News - An Update
The CSI Catalog (with both Red & White's and CSP's) is getting close to release - we're doing the formatting of the data and once we understand our costs, it will be released. We're also trying to figure out how to offer an on-line version . . . more later.
Also, the OA Insignia Guide (OAIG), formerally called Blue Book is in beta testing. We're testing out the new rules and the website with several volunteer editors. Once the beta test is completed and we've implemented changes, we'll be releasing it to the Regional Coordinators to work with Area and Lodge Editors to start making updates.
NEW All - In - One Financial Support Package Unveiled
The ISCA Board of Directors is rolling out a new way for members to financially support the work of ISCA. With one gift, the new program provides the donor two or more of the following possibilities:
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ISCA Standards Committee Blue Book proposals
After a lot of work by the ISCA Blue Book (OA Insignia) Standards Committee, we are finally ready to get everyone's input to finalize changes in the OA Cataloging system. As soon as we get your input, Lodge Editors will then be able to move forward with cataloging all of the issues released over the last ten years (and make changes to earlier "mistakes" as well). So, please review all of the information, make comments in the blog pages for each item as appropriate and then log your vote.
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NOAC 2015 Checklists available
Proving to be the most prolific National O.A. Conference ever, Gary Hnydowitz and others have assembled an ever expanding list of this years NOAC collectables.
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ISCA Standard OA Insignia (and Memorabilia) Catalog
The OA Insignia Catalog, also referred to as 'Blue Book 2.0' is now administered by the hobby for the hobby. ISCA (through the use of a committee structure) is responsible for revising current standards and establishing new ones where needed, providing editors to update and confirm lodge listings and provide for an appeals committee where there are disagreements. To access the OA Insignia section of this website, select the following button:
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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
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 $10.00 per year.
2014 CSI Collecting Guidebook availablity
A new 2014 edition of the CSI (Council Shoulder Insignia) Guidebook is now available for purchase.
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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 Regional Coordinators
Regional coordinators are responsible for coordinating all ISCA related activities and promotions within their respective BSA territorial regions.They will establish and maintain a network of area coordinators to promote the hobby at the local level. They are first line contacts for members in their respective regions.
Contact your Regional Coordinators to volunteer and learn more.
- NORTHEAST REGION
Todd Rogers firstname.lastname@example.org
- SOUTHERN REGION
Jon Hall email@example.com
- CENTRAL REGION
Bruce Paulson firstname.lastname@example.org
- WESTERN REGION
Rick Bedsworth email@example.com
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.