My name is Steve Lundh and my wife and I reside in Seattle. My handle Tall66 is something I have had since a teen and it comes from the fact that I am 6’6″ tall. I have been involved with BSA for over 30 years as a Scout, Cubmaster, Scoutmaster and District Commissioner in the Aurora District, Chief Seattle Council. I was an Assistant Commissioner for the Aurora District Cub Scout Roundtable for 10 years and have been the Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner for over 14 years. My wife and I have 3 grown boys who were all in the Scouting program with our middle son obtaining the rank of Eagle.
I started collect patches when I attend a week long training at Philmont back in the summer of 2000 and then fueled it when I started collecting New Zealand Badges (“patches” for us Yanks) after a visit there in 2004. I collect all the current council csps my first year and all but 8 of the retired councils the following as well as a number of lodge flaps.
Currently I have narrowed my collecting focus from hoarding to specific collections and I’m working on the following. Select council csps, a select group of lodge flaps, most anything from the Chief Seattle council as well as anything from the Aurora District here in Seattle. I am also working on a collection of items from the 1979 Dalajamb as well as my New Zealand collection and Canadian Council Badges from British Columbia.
Both my wife and I are very involved with the Special Needs community and are active in the First Free Methodist church here in Seattle. Other interests are woodworking where I specialize in custom Native American style flutes, wood carvings, ethnic musical instruments, martial arts weapons for competition and whatever else gets me in my shop. I also create custom Chain Maille, Bead work and much more. It is safe to say that my interests are miles long and 4 inches deep so I feel the need to try everything.
To view some of my artwork go to my Flowing Water Designs page by clicking here.