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National Scouting Museum

1329 W Walnut Hill Ln, Irving, TX 75038-3027
+1 972-580-2100
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If you were ever a Scout you should visit it before it closes and moves. They have exhibits that... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Sad to see it go...

Made a trip to the Dallas area because this museum is/was closing after Labor Day weekend... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Houston, Texas
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1329 W Walnut Hill Ln, Irving, TX 75038-3027
+1 972-580-2100
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you were ever a Scout you should visit it before it closes and moves. They have exhibits that take you back to your scouting days. Take a tour as it will not be here long.

Thank Kennyraybob
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Made a trip to the Dallas area because this museum is/was closing after Labor Day weekend 2017. Last visit here was in 2003. I remembered it great. It was located next to the Boy Scout headquarters in an industrial park. Nice Norman Rockwell/Joseph Csatari gallery....More

Thank Lentara71
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Having 3 Eagle Scouts, this was a real treat. The interactive museum was enjoyable for all (although cub scouts would find it more their style). Good history lesson of this amazing organization. FYI - IT IS RELOCATING TO NEW MEXICO JUNE 2017.

Thank bunchajustines
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Was really impressed with this museum. Heard, unfortunately, that it's relocating. Excellent exhibits and some great hands on stuff for kids (especially boys of scouting age). Nice work BSA!

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 9 June 2017

I got all the history of my sons troop for his merit badge and this place is really cool ,but sadly there moving it too new mexico, It will be helpful there i guess.

Thank mulderunknown1
Reviewed 23 May 2017

this was a wonderful hidden gem, that is properly advertised it would have done really well, since it is near the national HQ of the BSA. but sadly i hear it is closing soon and moving :(

2  Thank Craig B
Management response:Responded 23 May 2017

Thank you, Craig, for visiting us! We hope you enjoyed your time here and hoped you were able to take plenty of pictures!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Easy to navigate through the museum. So much to see! I was excited to check it all out. i love the geocachng.

1  Thank sharc123
Management response:Responded 23 May 2017

I'm so glad you were able to visit our museum and see everything! Geocaching is always fun, too!

Reviewed 4 April 2017

I earned my Eagle Scout badge way back in 1981 and this was the first time I was able to visit the National Scouting Museum. I'm so glad I took the time to see it too! It was a great walk down memory lane and...More

1  Thank TravelingNudists
Management response:Responded 23 May 2017

Our Philmont team looks forward to your future visit! Thank you for coming to Irving to see us before the big move!

Reviewed 19 March 2017

This museum was awesome with so many artifacts and interactive exhibits. My teenage Boy Scout who is not a fan of museums even enjoyed this one. It's such a shame they are closing it or moving part of it to Philmont, where not nearly as...More

Thank Michelle W
Management response:Responded 23 May 2017

I'm so glad you and your Scout loved our interactive museum! I hope you were able to take plenty of pictures so you both may remember us fondly. Was he able to get his Scouting Heritage patch during his visit? If not, let me know...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017

Being an Eagle Scout and having been a Scoutmaster for 20 years as well as have 6 sons that are Eagle Scouts, I was excited when I heard they had upgraded the museum. What was so great about it is the interactive displays. I also...More

Thank lowemanc
Management response:Responded 23 May 2017

The Norman Rockwell Art Gallery is truly a great treasure for us as well! Thank you for visiting and for your encouraging words!

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