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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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Interactive fun for youth and adults

You could think of this as a two part museum. Part 1 - a room full of Norman Rockwell and other Scouting artists. Part 2 - an interactive experience that includes a pinewood derby... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Irving, Texas

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You could think of this as a two part museum. Part 1 - a room full of Norman Rockwell and other Scouting artists. Part 2 - an interactive experience that includes a pinewood derby track, bb gun shooting game, interactive games/videos, and a history of the founding fathers of Scouting, changes in the programs over the years and so much... More 

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Holtsville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had a planned trip to Nacogdoches, TX. I thought my 19 year old son would enjoy a detour to the National Scouting Museum since we are both very involved with Boy Scouts and Venturing. It happened to be NESA week so admission was free for all Eagle Scouts and their families. The volunteer staff was extremely knowledgeable regarding the... More 

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Gettysburg, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I was in town on business and saw that this museum was near my hotel. My son is a Scout so I thought I should check it out. I wet on a Sunday and it is FREE on a Sunday! YAY Me! I went into the large gift shop first to buy my buy a gift. What a great store!... More 

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

As an Eagle Scout I admit I may be biased but I thoroughly enjoyed the museum. The guide is very friendly. I really liked the Norman Rockwell paintings. There is an animatronic narration by Powell, a shooting range, And an area where you can race pinewood derbies.

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Navarre, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The museum has amazingly detailed information of Boy Scouts and is located only about 30 minutes from Dallas. The museum is great for family with kids.

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Grapevine, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We live locally so we've been to the Scouting museum several times. They have free admission on Sundays and Mondays. There is a beautiful Norman Rockwell gallery, plenty of memorabilia, and various interactive exhibits, such as a shooting gallery and mock pinewood derby car race. Plan to stay a couple of hours; older scouts and adults may want to take... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I was excited to come here with my husband, a former boy scout. As a former girl scout, I am no stranger to scouting. We visited on a Monday for free. Everybody was very nice. I think the layout of the museum was well done and illustrated scouting through history. There were several interactive exhibits including a small "shooting" range.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

One of the best free things to do indoors if you like scouting. Very educational and enjoyable. Norman Rockwell would be proud as well.

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

As a Boy Scout i find it fascinating all the things i didn't know until i went to the museum. They have done a wonderful job of all the displays and information. If you have a kid that is a scout, it will definitely inspire him. Take your time as there is a lot to see.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

This museum brought back many fond memories of my days in scouting. Quite large, the displays do a good job explaining the origins of scouting in the USA. Plenty to look at including a Norman Rockwell art exhibit. If you are (or were) a scout, this is a must see.

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