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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great for Scouts and Non-Scouts alike!

I am an Eagle Scout, the Boy Scouts are a big deal to me and my wife's family also. This museum certainly shows a lot of what Scouting has to offer today's young men. The Norman... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jesse W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am an Eagle Scout, the Boy Scouts are a big deal to me and my wife's family also. This museum certainly shows a lot of what Scouting has to offer today's young men. The Norman Rockwell gallery, which also features works done by other Boy Scouts artists, was phenomenal. This is a place where anyone, Scouts or not, can... More 

Thank Jesse W
Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My husband, two sons (ages 11 and 8) and I had a great time at the National Scout Museum. Our family has been involved in scouts for 4.5 years and this museum was such a fun place to explore, learn and have fun. The staff was so nice and informative and the museum was spotless. Our boys enjoyed the play... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Scout shop is well staffed and stocked. Museum is really big, with lots of art and memorabilia. Activities for the kids make this easy to spend a while.

Thank gregnx
Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This place is wonderful, and right here in the town where I live! I was in the scouts for several years, and seeing this place brought back many of the memories I have from that time. It shows much of the history of Scouting, as well as what they are doing now, showing ow much it has changed. If you... More 

Thank eccolibri60
Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Going here brought back old memories of growing up and being a scout. I loved the Rockwell paintings and the displays.

Thank Golferths111
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We anticipated this attraction would feature history of Boy Scouts-and it does, but there is more. A highlight is the collection of Norman Rockwell art, a target range, pinewood derby and interactive displays for all ages. The volunteer guides were helpful and their knowledge added to the exhibits.

Thank DonnaMEM
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The Boy Scout Organization is a definitely a part of Americana - a part that should not get lost in these less than conservative times, The Boy Scouts Organization along with a host of adult leaders teaches young men moral character and the thrill of outdoor adventure. The National Scouting Museum in Irving Texas houses quite an impressive collection of... More 

Thank Edward G
Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This museum is on Walnut Hill Lane, next to the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, TX. I needed a map to find it and I'll explain how I got to it from Carrollton, TX. I took the President George Bush Turnpike south to the 114 Freeway, and followed that briefly to the east, getting off at Walnut Hill... More 

Thank TallTexWally
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We chose to visit the museum for it's collection of Norman Rockwell original paintings... all depicting boy scouts. Gayle, the knowledgeable and passionate docent, regaled us with stories and history of each of the paintings, after which we wondered through the museum on our own. They even have an interactive gallery we enjoyed!

Thank Eva C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Wife and I were in town and we stumbled across the museum near our hotel. I was dumbfounded that we did not know it existed. From a family of long term scouts including 3 Eagles, an 8 decade active scout and scout master, and a current 9 year old Webelos, my wife and I were moved literally to tears. Was... More 

Thank Kelby M

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