Scouting museums

Last updated
Scouting museums
World Scout Jamboree - Punch cartoon - Project Gutenberg eText 16628.png
Punch Cartoon
WikiProject Scouting fleur-de-lis dark.svg  Scouting portal

Throughout the world there are many museums related to Scouting dedicated to preserving, communicating, and exhibiting the heritage of the Scouting movement for purposes of study, education, and enjoyment of society. A downloadable world directory of Scouting museums is available from the US Scouting Service Project. [1]





Statue of Baden-Powell, in front of Baden-Powell House in London. Sculpture of Robert Baden-Powell by Don Potter, 1960.jpg
Statue of Baden-Powell, in front of Baden-Powell House in London.








The Netherlands






United Kingdom

North America



United States

Virtual Museums



New Zealand

South America



See also


  1. "Scouting Museums". USSSP.
  2. "Baden Powell Scouts Information Centre". Nyeri, Kenya:
  3. Wendell, Bryan (2014-04-11). "Scouting family takes pilgrimage to Baden-Powell's grave in Kenya". Bryan on Scouting. Scouting Magazine.
  4. "Manila International Scout Museum". Pathfinder and Rover Explorer Scouts Association International. Archived from the original on 2013-04-22. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
  5. "Pfadfindermuseum und Institut für Pfadfindergeschichte - Home". (in German).
  6. "Scouts en Gidsen Museum Leuven – Museé du Scoutisme et Guidisme Leuven" (in Luxembourgish).
  7. "Centre Historique Belge du Scoutisme". (in Luxembourgish).
  8. "MUSEE DU SCOUTISME INTERNATIONAL". (in Luxembourgish).
  9. "Startside". (in Danish).
  10. "Esbjerg Spejdermuseum". (in Danish).
  11. "Spejdermuseet Århus – Spejderhistorie om Østjylland" (in Danish).
  12. "Om museet". (in Danish).
  13. "Home". (in Danish).
  14. "Silkeborg Spejderhistoriske Forening" (in Danish).
  15. "Nordjysk Spejdermuseum". (in Danish).
  16. "" (in Danish).
  17. "". (in Danish).
  18. "Museum: De Gule Spejderes museum". (in Danish).
  19. "Partiomuseo". Suomen Partiolaiset (in Finnish).
  20. "Lyautey : un homme, un château, une animation - Site officiel - Accueil". (in French).
  21. "Réseau Baden Powell". (in French).
  22. "fraedaseturskata" (in Icelandic).
  23. "Scouting Nederland Museum" (in Dutch).
  24. "Scouting Nederland". Scouting Nederland (in Dutch).
  25. "Scoutingmuseum". (in Dutch).
  26. "Związek Harcerstwa Polskiego". Związek Harcerstwa Polskiego (in Polish).
  27. "Museu do Escutismo" (in Portuguese).
  28. "Centro de Interpretação e Documentação do Escotismo" (in Portuguese).
  29. "Skautske Muzeum" (in Slovak).
  30. "Kjesäters Scoutmuseum" (in Swedish).
  31. "Scoutmuseet" (in Swedish).
  32. "Nordvästra Skånes Scoutmuseum" (in Swedish).
  33. "UK National Virtual Museum" . Retrieved 2009-03-09.
  34. "Discovering Scouting Heritage". The Scout Association. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  35. "Story of Scouting Museum". Story of Scouting Museum. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  36. "Hertfordshire Scout Museum". Archived from the original on 2013-03-10. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  37. "Scouts Canada National Museum". Scouts Canada. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  38. "Exposición Permanente". Museo de Historia Scout. Todo Puebla. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  39. "Arizona Scouting Museum".
  40. "Barbara Anderson Girl Scout Museum". Archived from the original on 2009-02-21.
  41. "Camp Boyhaven Scouting Museum".
  42. "Central States Scout Museum".
  43. "Peregrine International Museum of Scouting".
  44. "Fred H. Poppe Museum".
  45. "Girl Scout First Headquarters" . Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  46. "Girl Scout Museum at Cedar Hill".
  47. "Girl Scout Museum at Daisy's Place".
  48. "Girl Scout Museum". Girl Scouts of Northern California. Archived from the original on 2008-10-01.
  49. "Girl Scouts of Utah Heritage Museum". Archived from the original on 2007-12-12.
  50. "Goodykoontz Museum of Girl Scout History". Archived from the original on 2008-12-03.
  51. "Gregson Center and Museum".
  52. "Las Vegas International Scouting Museum".
  53. "Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum & Max I. Silber Scouting Library".
  54. "Many Point Scout Camp History Center". Archived from the original on 2006-07-21.
  55. "Miakonda Scouting Museum". Erie Shores Council.
  56. "Nathan Hale Heritage Center".
  57. "Nawakwa Lodge #3 Museum". Archived from the original on 2006-07-11.
  58. "New Jersey Scout Museum".
  59. "Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont".
  60. "North East Regional Scout Museum".
  61. "North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting".
  62. "Scouts". Osage County Historical Museum.
  63. "Otis H. Chidester Museum".
  64. "Ottawa Scouting Museum".
  65. "Scouting Museum of New Mexico".
  66. "Ten Mile River Scout Museum".
  67. "Thomas D. Trainor Boy Scout Museum".
  68. "W.C. Moorehead Museum". Archived from the original on 2006-08-20.
  69. "Washington Scouting Museum".
  70. "William Hillcourt Scout Museum and Carson Buck Memorial Library". Archived from the original on 2006-07-11.
  71. "World of Scouting Museum".
  72. "Worth Ranch Museum". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28.
  73. "Lawrence L. Smith Scouting Museum and Library".
  74. "USScouts Scout & Guide Museum page (US and worldwide)".
  75. "Scouting Milestones Scout History Website". Archived from the original on 2012-09-13. has over 55 fully researched articles with unique photographs of the rarest Scout artifacts
  76. "Scouts Tasmania". Scout Association of Australia. Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  77. "Scout Heritage Centre" . Retrieved 2019-05-18.
  78. "Archives". SA Branch. Scout Association of Australia. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  79. "Scouts Victoria Australia". Scout Association of Australia. Retrieved 2020-03-06.
  80. "Baden-Powell Heritage Centre & Museum" . Retrieved 2007-09-27.
  81. "Queensland Guide Museum". Archived from the original on 2008-07-20. Retrieved 2008-07-20.
  82. "Museo Scout Baden Powell". Archived from the original on 2013-07-09. Retrieved 2013-07-09.
  83. "Noche de los Museos - Museo Scout "Baden Powell"". RadioCanal. 2018-05-15. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  84. "Museo Scout". Archived from the original on 2007-08-17. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
  85. "Centro Cultural do Movimento Escoteiro" . Retrieved 2020-03-08.

Related Research Articles

Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder and Chief Scout of the Scout Movement

Lieutenant General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell,, was a British Army officer, writer, founder and first Chief Scout of the world-wide Scout Movement, and founder, with his sister Agnes, of the world-wide Girl Guide / Girl Scout Movement. Baden-Powell authored the first editions of the seminal work Scouting for Boys, which was an inspiration for the Scout Movement.

Baden-Powell Scouts Association

The Baden-Powell Scouts' Association (B-PSA) is a worldwide youth organisation originating in the United Kingdom, with friendly relationships with similar traditional scouting organisations in various countries. Baden-Powell Scouting focuses on the importance of tradition in the scout movement.

Nyeri City in Nyeri County, Kenya

Nyeri is a town situated in the Central Highlands of Kenya. It is the county headquarters of Nyeri County. It is one of the oldest towns in Kenya having been established in the British colonial era. The town was the central administrative headquarters of the country's former Central Province. Following the dissolution of the former provinces by Kenya's new constitution on 26 August 2010, the city is situated about 150 km north of Kenya's capital Nairobi, in the country's densely populated and fertile Central Highlands, lying between the eastern base of the Aberdare (Nyandarua) Range, which forms part of the eastern end of the Great Rift Valley, and the western slopes of Mount Kenya.

Kenya Scouts Association

The Kenya Scouts Association is the national Scouting association of Kenya. Scouting was founded in British East Africa in 1910 and became a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1964. It has 323,929 members.

Pigespejdernes Fællesråd Danmark is the national Guiding federation of Denmark. Danish Guiding started in 1910, the PFD was founded in 1923 and was among the founding members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1928. The federation serves 18,893 Guides.

Scouting and Guiding in Canada

The Scout and Guide movement in Canada is served by many separate organizations, some with various national and international affiliations.

William Hillcourt Scouting leader

William Hillcourt, known within the Scouting movement as "Green Bar Bill", was an influential leader in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) organization from 1927 to 1992. Hillcourt was a prolific writer and teacher in the areas of woodcraft, troop and patrol structure, and training; his written works include three editions of the BSA's official Boy Scout Handbook, with over 12.6 million copies printed, other Scouting-related books and numerous magazine articles. Hillcourt developed and promoted the American adaptation of the Wood Badge adult Scout leader training program.

Confederation of European Scouts

The Confederation of European Scouts, called in French Confédération Européenne de Scoutisme and abbreviated as CES, was formed in Brussels, Belgium, on 12 November 1978 and is still based in Belgium. CES stresses the European dimension of the Scouting programme and claims to provide the "authentic Scouting of Baden-Powell". The CES is a confederation of national federations. The CES is a split-off from the Fédération du Scoutisme Européen (FSE) later renamed to the Union Internationale des Guides et Scouts d'Europe; it left after controversies about the importance of religious elements in the single associations' programs and co-education. The exact number of members of the CES is unknown.

Age groups in Scouting and Guiding

National Scouting and Guiding organisations are divided into different age groups in order to deliver the Scouting and Guiding programmes for a full range of youth.

Pax Lodge World Scout Centre in London, England

Pax Lodge is the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) World Centre in Hampstead, London, England. It was opened on 15 March 1991, preceded by Olave House (1959–1988), named after Olave Baden-Powell which was preceded by Our Ark (1939–1959).

Kenya Girl Guides Association organization

The Kenya Girl Guides Association (KGGA) is the national Guiding organization of Kenya. It serves 120,805 members. Founded in 1920, the girls-only organization became a full member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1963. The patron is First Lady Lucy Kibaki.

Eric Sherbrooke Walker British scouting pioneer

Major Eric George Sherbrooke Walker, MC (1887–1976) was a hotelier and founder of the Outspan Hotel and Treetops Hotel in Kenya, as well as a decorated military officer. He is remembered as the host of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip when they visited Treetops in 1952, shortly before receiving news of the death of King George VI and Elizabeth's accession to the throne.

Outspan Hotel building in Kenya

The Outspan Hotel is in Nyeri, Kenya. It was built up from an old farm by Eric Sherbrooke Walker in the 1920s.

Scouting and Guiding in the United Kingdom is served by several different organisations:

Baden-Powell grave grave

The graves of Lieutenant-General The 1st Baron Baden-Powell and his wife, Olave, Baroness Baden-Powell, G.B.E., are in Nyeri, Nyeri County, Kenya, near Mount Kenya. Lord Baden-Powell died on 8 January 1941, and is buried in St. Peter's Cemetery in the Wajee Nature Park. When his wife Olave, Lady Baden-Powell, died, her ashes were sent to Kenya and interred beside her husband. Kenya has declared Baden-Powell's grave a national monument. The nation's largest newspaper, the Daily Nation, has called the Scouting founder's final resting place, "one of the most revered shrines and pilgrimage sites in the world".

B-Ps footprint casting, usually in bronze or brass, of the right foot of Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout and Guide Movements

B-P's footprint is a casting, usually in bronze or brass, of the right foot of Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout and Guide Movements, who is known as "B-P." The idea is that people may put their foot into this casting, so that they can say that they have "walked in the footsteps of B-P."