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.

Upcoming Workshops

The National Scouting Museum will remain open for tours through Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017. All remaining workshops are posted on the calendar below. More information about the museum relocation can be found here.

In 1911, Boy Scouts were able to earn as many as 57 merit badges. Today, that number has grown to more than 135, with new badges regularly being added in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.

A brand new Cub Scout program was launched during the Summer of 2015. The museum offers advancement workshops focused on helping Webelos earn their activity pins. For a list of den based activities that we offer for Wolf, Bear and Webelos please visit our group programs page.

Learn more about our workshop offerings below. By earning certain merit badges, Scouts complete requirements or portions of requirements for other Scouting awards including Hornaday Award, Nova Awards, World Conservation Award, National Outdoor Award and the  Emergency Preparedness Award. To find out which merit badges are offered by the National Scouting Museum,which complete requirements or portions of requirements in the above listed Scouting awards, simply click on the merit badge and the information will be listed. Click on the above links for information concerning each of the Scouting awards; Scouts interested in earning these awards should contact their local council.

Registration is required for all of our workshops. Click on the workshop you wish to register your Scout and follow the instructions. We do not offer a waitlist for any of our workshops and we do not permit Scouts to walk in to our merit badge workshops as there is a significant amount of preparation needed for all of our merit badge workshops.