About Santee Swapper
My name is Jason Spangler and I am a lifelong Scouter. I am an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. I grew up going to Camp Coker in Society Hill, SC where I was inducted in Santee Lodge 116 as a youth in 1986. It was that summer that I got hooked on trading and collecting Boy Scout memorabilia. When the Internet took off in the 1990s my wife actually suggested the nickname "Santeeswapper" to honor my roots as a former Lodge Chief of Santee 116 and my passion as a patch trader. Scouting has been a big part of my life. I've served as a Scoutmaster twice in different troops and I count 11 Eagles under my watch. I've done a little bit of everything having been the president of an Explorer Post in college and later the Skipper of a Sea Scout ship in Lumberton, NC. I actually got to serve as a the Girl Scout leader of my daughters very active troop at our church from Brownies through Cadettes. After moving to Charlotte I've become the Den Leader for my son as he enjoys Cub Scouts. In the summer I enjoy serving as the Camp Director at Camp Barstow on Lake Murray in SC.
I am the co-founder of the largest online trading community in my hobby - the Scout Patch Collectors Facebook Group. I have published dozens of videos on my YouTube Channel focused on the Scouting memorabilia hobby including tutorials and popular unboxing videos when I get a new collection in. Over on Facebook I publish a lot of new material on my Facebook Page. I also have sales albums there that I sell from directly to other collectors. You can catch my podcast where I interview interesting people in the hobby of Boy Scout memorabilia at Scouting Hot Finds Radio. I try to have a new episode every two weeks.
2009 Trowbridge Ct.
Charlotte, NC 28270