This event is called the Ed Harris Trade O Ree. I had seen CSP’s with his name on it and never knew who he was or why it was in his name. I found out. Ed Harris is a very long time Scouter who passed away 10 years ago in 2002. This event is held as a fundraiser for the capital endowment for the Cascade Pacific Council. There are a lot of facts that I could get wrong, so I will just say, that he was very involved at many levels from Cubscouts, Boy Scouts, OA, District and Council level.
While I was there, I started looking at a lot of very cool items. I wanted to buy a few, but quickly saw how much they are. As always, there is a Woodbadger present.
To which, I found a fellow Beaver. A great conversation was had and I learned a lot about patch trading. He was very kind in helping me get started.
I also bought a Webelos/Lion’s Book, it is one that I wanted for a while. I could have spent a lot of money there, but only came with what I had and set my limit.
I got a few other patches as well. All of them are very nice. I had a great time there, and I suspect I will be back next year.
My only wish is that I now want Cascade Pacific to start creating Wood Badge CPCBSA Patches like I got here. It would be a good thing. Each year there could be a different set based upon the Critter of the Course Director…;)