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National Scouting Museum

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Address: 1329 W. Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, TX 75038
Phone Number: 972-580-2100
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Perfect museum for all ages!

This museum is so special and very hands on! Easy access and no crowds so you can take your time and truly enjoy great exhibits.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Irving, Texas
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Irving, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This museum is so special and very hands on! Easy access and no crowds so you can take your time and truly enjoy great exhibits.

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a great museum dedicated to Boy Scouts. It's a lot of fun for anyone involved in Scouting, whether a scout themselves or someone who knows a scout. There is a lot of great information about the history of scouting, the diversity of merit badges, and some of the most common scout activities. There are some cool interactive exhibits... More 

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

As a past Boy Scout and Scout Leader, I have looked forward to visiting the museum for some time. This is an excellent museum displaying the legacy of Scouting. I really enjoyed the Rockwell Gallery and was surprised and delighted at all the interactive exhibits for boys of all ages. It is a large museum with a friendly, helpful staff... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a neat little place to kill a couple hours in the Irving area, especially if you are or were a Boy Scout. Non-boy scouts (or non-boy scouting families) may find it a bit boring/drawn out, but for those who went through Boy Scouts, the history and old equipment is quite intriguing.

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Took our 83 year old eagle scout and he raved about it. The Norman Rockwell were quite impressive. Well organized and a great history of scouting.

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Hicksville, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited the museum on a Monday, which was a bonus because admission was free. We entered the museum and were greeted by Gail, one of the volunteers at the museum. She took us into the Rockwell gallery and explained quite a bit about Norman Rockwell's relationship with BSA, his methods, and about his art in general. she walked with... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Two of my older grandsons are advancing past Cub Scouts and into Boy Scouts this and next year .... So, my wife and I volunteered to take them to the Boy Scout National Museum over Spring Break. I expected a lot less than we got. Lots of history , scouting fun things to do, And I did not realize that... More 

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Iowa
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It is a magical place for Cub or Boy Scouts. My son, a life scout, felt this was the high light of the trip. It has great activities and information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had a great time and the boys are already talking about wanting to go back. Next time, we may even take a merit badge class.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Very interesting museum on the history of scouting. Certainly worth the time. I didn't even know they had Sea Scouts!

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