The National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas is closing permanently at 5 PM on Sunday, September 3, 2017.
A new Scouting Museum will be opening at Philmont in May 2018. Please go to this website for more information about the new Museum.


The National Scouting Museum will remain open for tours through Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017. More information about the museum relocation can be found here.

Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has grown to be one of the largest youth development organizations in the world. With roots that stretch across national borders, the history of Scouting is told through this permanent exhibition that features artifacts from the founders of the movement and the early days of Scouting in America drawn from the permanent collection.

Founders of Scouting - Ernest Thompson Seton

This new exhibition features hand-crafted leather and beaded leggings worn by Seton, and a wooden bowl (ca. 1900) painted by Seton with an Indian skull motif.

The Collectible Legacy of Robert Baden-Powell

After the Relief of Mafeking on May 17, 1900, Baden-Powell became a national hero. A substantial number of commemorative items were produced in his honor.

Scouting History Timeline

Explore and learn more about over 100 years of Scouting history! From one good turn to a history of service see the difference Scouting makes in the lives of those around it.

American Originals: Norman Rockwell and Scouting

In July of 2013, the National Scouting Museum unveiled a traveling exhibition at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Art of Scouting

Come see the largest collection of original Norman Rockwell scouting-related paintings in the world along with other key artistic representations of Scouting.