Pack 1910 visited the National Scouting Museum in Irving today. From seeing all the Norman Rockwell masterpieces to the thousands of artifacts, I believe everyone got to take something positive away from the experience. What a great American tradition every boy should be proud to be a part of!
The museum had a pinewood derby track set up with cars for them to test...
...a sample of a soapbox derby car created by a local pack
...a kayak and canoe to sit in
...uniforms from Tiger through Boy Scout, Venturing, Sea Scouts
... gear like backpacks to try out as well as a tent set up
... a mock campfire for stories
...a full display of US Council shoulder patches
...a historical display of all the merit badges for Boy Scouts (many have been discontinued)
...a laser shooting range
...sketches and watercolors from Baden Powell's personal book (he was wickedly, amazingly, artistically talented!)
...many interesting artifacts from the inception of the Boy Scouts of America from 1910 to today
...photos from past Jamborees
...a full section honoring Eagle Scouts
... this carved Corvette!
...it was definitely a memorable experience! Our full photo album is HERE.
If you weren't able to make it with the pack today, please pick another Sunday to visit with your family as the museum will close its doors for good mid-September to make the move to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. You should definitely visit it while it's still in our backyard! Plus, as a bonus, it's free on Sundays!