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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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All I thought it would be ... and more !

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Overland Park, Kansas
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Overland Park, Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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Chesterton, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I am a boy scout troop committee chair who just went to Philmont last summer. When here is my high school son, he is not a scout but he older brother is. Very nice museum. Lots of interactive exhibits, pinewood derby track, shooting range (laser rifle), a high adventure movie, cave, story telling campfire, etc. My favorite things were the... More 

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Dallas, TX
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Boys and girls ages 4 to 12 will enjoy this museum. They have a pinewood derby track and cars to race and a laser rifle shooting game. You can also row a canoe & kayak, plus climb through a cave with helmet and headlight. Pictures of famous scouts including Hank Arron, John Glenn, and President Gerald Ford. It costs $5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you we're ever in the Boy Scouts, this is a must visit. The museum also includes a very nice collection of Norman Rockwell art, mostly when he illustrated for Boys Life. With your admission, you get a token to use at the shooting gallery. A really fun thing to do if you're with a group.

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Sherwood, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I had no idea this place was here until someone told me about it. I loved it. I has tons of Scout related stuff, including a pinewood derby track and original Norman Rockwell painting. Diffidently worth going to see.

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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I visited this museum with my mother who has been involved in the scouting movement in Australia for approximately 40 years. She loved seeing the American history of scouting and we both enjoyed the exhibits. The museum is well set out and the shop excellent. Worth a visit if you are in this area and involved with scouting.

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Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The best thing for those over 50 - Norman Rockwell's orginal paintings! Better than any print. The best thing for those under 20 - lasar shooting gallery, pinewood derby car racing, spelunking through the cave with a lighted helmet, sitting in a canoe and a kayak learning how to manuevre it. The best thing for those between 20 & 50... More 

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