Please join us for the Grand Opening of the National Scouting Museum - Philmont Scout Ranch. This event will officially open the new museum. Come check out this beautiful facility featuring a library with reading and research rooms, a gift shop with jewelry, books, and mementos in every price range, two large exhibit halls and an 88-person conference room.
For decades, the National Scouting Museum has played an important role in preserving and telling the rich story of the Boy Scouts of America and the positive impact Scouting continues to have on youth and families. The museum is committed to preserving the rich, 100-plus-year history of the Scouting movement by collecting, organizing, preserving and displaying some of Scouting’s greatest treasures, including 600,000 artifacts. This collection not only documents Scouting’s unique influence on American culture, but also tells the story of a movement that has positively affected the lives of more than 110 million young people. The museum’s move to Philmont--where 32,000 people visit every year--will introduce even more people to Scouting’s story and introduce unique opportunities to showcase parts of the collection throughout the country.
Camping gear, uniforms, service projects and more tell the story of Scouting in Exhibit Hall A. The history of Philmont Scout Ranch and the Great Southwest fill Exhibit Hall B. Study the ranch’s trails on an over-sized topographical map, watch an old mud wagon undergo on-site restoration and view priceless pieces of pottery and art work of Ernest Thompson Seton.
National Scouting Museum Dedication
- 17 Deer Run Road
- Cimarron, NM 87714