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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

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...
Twenty-one 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!


OCTOBER 1, 2016

Valley of the Sun Doll Club Show 

North Phoenix Baptist Church 10 - 3


NOVEMBER 13, 2016 

Hunt Valley Holiday teddy bear show

Hunt ValleyEmbassy Suites in Hunt Valley, MD  10 - 3



Bear Scout open house (Buckeye, AZ)


JANUARY 7-8. 2017

Crossroads Doll & Bear Show in San Diego



Trunk Show at Bears & More

Phoenix Doll Show




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 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.'