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National Scouting Museum, Irving
(4.5/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Established in 1959, the National Scouting Museum is the official museum of the Boy Scouts of America. The museum is committed to preserving the rich, 100-year history of the Scouting movement by collecting, organizing, preserving and displaying some of Scouting's greatest treasures. This collection not only documents Scouting's unique influence on American culture, but also tells the story of a movement that has touched more than 110 million young people.
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  • We had no idea this museum existed. We were in the Dallas area for a wedding and visiting relatives. I picked up a brochure at the hotel for this museum and was excited. We had a little extra time for...  more »
  • If you were ever in the Boy Scouts, do yourself a favor and take this tour, take your time and view all the pictures; memories abound. 
  • Along with a friend we visited the museum after business meetings. The facility, next to BSA headquarters, is very large and houses a number of static displays, a theater stating, memorabilia and art....  more »
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  • Came here with my cub scout, but my wife and older son have come here for years to take classes and earn merit badges. This a great and little used resource for National Boy Scouts of America. There are videos and historic artifacts from BSA including interactive exhibits for scouts of all ages. There's always room for building a little fun in scouting every day!
  • Wonderful collection of memorabilia and information! The gallery is lovely. Facility is well maintained with knowledgeable, friendly staff available to answer questions. It's a great size (not huge and overwhelming) so it's easy to walk through and enjoy. Something for everyone!
  • This is one of north central Texas' best kept secrets. The Boy Scouts of America national headquarters is across the street from this museum. If you have an interest in Boy Scouts, Norman Rockwell, or just 20th century US history, you need to check this place out. They have a gallery with the original paintings Rockwell did for Boys Life magazine covers. Furthermore, your likely to learn something you didn't know about Scouting and its influence within 20th century US history.
  • Excellent place to bring the kids!! Lots of hands on activities!! Make sure you ask about earning the Scouting heritage merit badge for scouters. There's a lot of interesting information and fun things. Currently they have the full Norman Rockwell scouting exhibit it's phenomenal
  • Very lucky to have this museum located locally. Free on Sundays!