On Friday, October 21, I had the great honor to give a presentation on Toy Soldiers to Cub Scout Pack 2, Cedar Grove, NJ. Forty-five Cub Scouts, and their parents were in attendance.
The presentation consisted of two eight-foot tables, with toy soldiers on display from all era’s, including American Dimestores, Britains, G.I. Joes and even a vintage Marx Playset.
We originally planned to give the Power Point presentation, Collecting Toy Soldiers (Miniatures)provided by Bob Wintermeier of Spillway Toy Soldiers, but when we realized that the Cub Scouts were a bit too young and too active for them to sit still we had them stand in front of the displays where we enjoyed a lengthy question and answer session.
One question was very telling and that was when one Scout asked: “How do the Toy Soldiers on display move?” He couldn’t believe that they didn’t move on their own and that they had to be moved by hand.
The presentation began at 7:30 and ended at 8:30 pm. A great time was had by all. At the end of the evening each Scout received a current issue of OTS magazine, courtesy of OTS, and a toy soldier courtesy of The East Coast Toy Soldier Show. We hope to see some of the Scouts at our upcoming show, as we continue our policy of offering free admission to all Scouts in uniform.