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Texas Travel Directory: National Scouting Museum - Irving
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National Scouting Museum
National Scouting Museum


National Scouting Museum

The National Scouting Museum is the official museum of the Boy Scouts of  America. It chronicles the collective 100+-year history of the Boy Scouts of  America. Its mission is to preserve the legacy of Scouting and promote  the movement to future generations.

Size: 53,000 square feet in size, it would take some 3,200,000-merit  badges to fully cover the Museum’s floor.  

National Scouting Museum
National Scouting Museum
Number of artifacts: Almost 600,000 individual items and artifacts, ranging  from paintings to uniforms; to badges; pins and letters, are housed in the  Museum.

The oldest artifact: Papers of Scouting fathers Baden-Powell, James West  and Thomas Seaton. The Museum also has the first Eagle Scout badge ever  awarded.

The largest artifacts:  A red convertible Geo Storm MTV pace car that was  built by an Explorer post sponsored by GM and the largest known Pinewood  Derby car, which was laser carved by General Motors for the 75th  Anniversary of the Cub Scout program. 
The Museum also houses the Norman Rockwell Art Gallery. This fine art  collection includes the world’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell  Scouting themed paintings. The collection includes the first Scout painting that he created in 1918 as an illustrator for Boy’s Life and his last work  created in 1976. In all, the Museum has 61 original paintings from the famed  American artist.

Museum Experience: This state of the art, award winning Museum features several fun, interactive,  hands-on exhibits, activity stations, and adventures including a Laser  Shooting Gallery, Game bike adventures, full sized campsites, knot tying  stations, animal track identification and cell phone audio tours. The Museum  offers weekly Scouting advancement and general interest workshops, and activities.

The 2,500 square foot Grand Lobby is used for temporary exhibits and  special events and programs including Eagle Court of  Honor Ceremonies. There is a full service Scout Shop, and canteen vending area as well as  meeting and event facilities available for rentals.

National Scouting Museum
National Scouting Museum
Hours of Operation:
Monday:    10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday:     1 – 5 p.m.

Open year-round. Closed Major Holidays.

General: $8
Children (4-12): $6
Senior: $6
School/Daycare Group: $5
Scout/Scouter: $ 5
Under 4: FREE
Free admission every Sunday and Monday!

Scout Shop: Full-service Scout shop, including Museum and Norman Rockwell mementos.

For further information, call us at 800-303-3047 or click on the links below to visit our website or send us an email.

Please note prices and times are subject to change.

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National Scouting Museum
1329 West Walnut Hill Lane
Irving, Texas 75038

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