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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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Boy scout Troop 302

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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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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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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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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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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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Can NOT say how great this place is! Boy Scouts truly need to visit this museum. If we are in the area again, we will be back!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

In Dallas for a ballgame, I took my scout to the museum. He really liked the place. There were a number of wonderful paintings by Norman Rockwell. The history of scouting was on display and was very interesting. We participated in a trivia contest where you must find answers to 10 questions and if you are successful, you can earn... More 

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