Why You Need to Visit the National Scouting Museum

Did you know you can explore the depths of underground caves, dodging stalagmites and stalactites in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex? No, caves aren’t exactly the norm in the city, but at the National Scouting Museum they are!

Scouts, Scouters, friends of Scouting and anyone can experience the National Scouting Museum’s indoor caves and just a few steps away, marvel at the indoor interactive campgrounds. And if you’re hyper-competitive, the Pinewood Derby track is perfect for a little friendly racing competition.

What’s more, museum visitors can behold American artist Norman Rockwell’s historic artwork ranging from preliminary sketches to iconic American portraits. Housing 48 original oil and canvas Norman Rockwell paintings, the National Scouting Museum’s collection has something every American can appreciate.

Experience the excitement and wonder of one Texas’s hidden treasures this summer by heading to National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas.

Find out what other cool exhibits are waiting to be uncovered at the National Scouting Museum by watching WFAA‘s video tour below and then head to to learn more about your next visit!


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Hayley Cordaro is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She loves sharing inspiring success stories and uncovering new ways volunteers and employees can make the most of their Scouting experience. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at