THE BEAR SCOUT

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The Bear Scout Motto

On my honor, I will try
to find the best teddy bears in the World;
To deliver sweet teddy faces,
quality materials and true artistry.
I will place my bears in good bear shops and homes
and continue to live by [my] Teddy Bear Law:
Love thy teddy, its maker
and the arctophile who appreciates him

MY STORY:
By profession, I am a freelance writer and public relations planner. My husband and I traveled extensively, which included stopping at bear stores along the way. I’m a bear collector, and over the years, I realized my ‘habit’ was exceeding my disposable income.  When our first son was born in October 1999, I began exhibiting at retail and wholesale shows, reducing my travel time. This is how Bear Scouting all began...
 
Seventeen years ago, I found a way to combine my bear collecting, my talents and my travels.  I began trading my services for bears.  I wrote a press release for Bonnie Butler Jonus of Ladybug Garden in exchange for one of her bears.  She received extensive press coverage in newspapers and teddy bear magazines, and I received “Jessie.” I also helped Bonnie sell her bears to many bear stores. I've since met many other artists to represent and more wonderful bears to adopt.  I now sell at shows and shop events in the United States and Europe at least once a month.  I love my job as the Bear Scout!

UPCOMING SHOWS: August 23 in Louisville, KY. September 14: Triple Crown Doll Show in Cincinnati, OH. October 26: Columbus, Ohio doll show at the Aladdin Shrine Temple. Nov. 9: Hunt Valley Bear Show in Baltimore, MD. Jan. 2015: San Diego, CA. Feb, 2015: Bears and More event. March 16: Phoenix, AZ bear show with Bright Star Promotions. I'll be posting new items on Etsy.com and Ruby Lane in the coming months! Thanks for looking!

I have been adding new artists and have a large inventory of antique children's books.  Looking for something in particular?  Chances are, I have it or I can help you find it!  That's why they call me The Bear Scout! 

 

I BELIEVE:
I have an eye for a sweet teddy face, unique designs and quality work.  The shop owners and collectors seem to agree. Each artist has a different style, which allows me to offer a variety of bears. I have represented well-known artists and quiet artists alike and enjoy introducing the world's best soft sculpture artists to collectors.  The best compliments are from people who walk into my trade show booth and say 'THIS is like a mini bear show.'