Scouting and Guiding Museums
   
United States - Massachusetts
   
Name Boston University Scouting Exhibit
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Description The Boston University has a "special collections" room that is devoted to the history of the Scouting movement with material on Baden-Powell, robert Frost, and Norman Rockwell.  Powell materials include a letter from Rudyard Kipling, in which Kipling credits Baden-Powell with "the single most significant contribution of our generation to civilization, excepting of course the Salvation Army." They also have materials showing Baden-Powell's use of the swastika symbol, taken from an African symbol for "thank you," as he used it on his personal stationery and as a Scouting badge from the beginning to about 1938. He at first resisted withdrawing use of the symbol just because an extreme political party in Germany was using it, claiming first right. He only withdrew it as a Scouting badge (I think for consistent good turns, thus the "thanks") when Scouts started being accosted and beaten up for wearing it.  -- Good place for a Troop to visit when hiking the Freedom Trail in Boston
Address 771 Commonwealth Avenue
 
 
City Boston
State/Province Massachusetts
Zip/Postal 02215
Country USA
Contact  
Phone 617-353-2700
Email  
Fees  
Hours  
Website http://www.bu.edu/
   
Name Cedar Hill Museum - Girl Scouts
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Description This museum features exhibits that include photos, uniforms and many other items of historical interest. Learn how Girl Scouting has evolved since Juliette Gordon Low founded the first troop in 1912. Your troop will enjoy hands-on activities, games, songs and stories in the museum. Girls can work towards various Try-its, badges, and Interest Projects on their visits.
Address 265 Beaver Street
 
 
City Waltham
State/Province Massachusetts
Zip/Postal 02038
Country USA
Contact Roxie Walsh 
Phone 781-662-5899
Email cdavis@girlscoutseasternmass.org 
Fees  
Hours Reservations are required
Website http://www.girlscoutseasternmass.org/aboutus/girl-scout-museum.html
   
Name The Girl Scout Museum at North Andover
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Description All visits include hands-on experiences. Topics for troop visits:
• The History of Girl Scouting
• Girl Scouts Through the Decades
• All About Brownies
• The Life of Juliette Gordon Low
• All About Our Museum
• The World of International Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
 
 
Address 1740 Turnpike Road
 
 
City North Andover
State/Province Massachusetts
Zip/Postal 1845
Country USA
Contact Polly Armstrong
Phone 978-774-4880 or the receptionist at the Girl Scout Service Center at 978-689-8015.
Email cdavis@girlscoutseasternmass.org
Fees  
Hours By Appointment
Website http://www.girlscoutseasternmass.org/aboutus/girl-scout-museum.html
   
Name Franklin Scout Museum
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Description Collection includes toys, uniforms, items related to Old Colony Council and Tisquantum Lodge
Address 151 Pond Street
 
 
City Franklin
State/Province Massachusetts
Zip/Postal 02038
Country USA
Contact Harry Schreffler
Phone 508-528-3624
Email schreffler-massed@rcn.com
Fees Admission is free
Hours Open by appointment
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Name The Emma Hall Museum of Girl Scouting
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Description A self-guided tour of the museum collection takes you through the interesting display of Girl Scout memorabilia and there are hands-on activities for girls. Learn about some of the women of Girl Scouting in the early days. Interestingly, one of the first troops in the country was in New Bedford.
Address 111 East Grove Street
 
 
City Middleboro
State/Province Massachusetts
Zip/Postal 2346
Country USA
Contact  
Phone 508-923-0800
Email cdavis@girlscoutseasternmass.org
Fees  
Hours By Appointment
Website http://www.girlscoutseasternmass.org/aboutus/girl-scout-museum.html
   
Name Leominster Scouting Museum
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Description  
Address 22 Church Street
 
 
City Leominster
State/Province Massachusetts
Zip/Postal 1453
Country USA
Contact Ron Theriault
Phone 978-537-4955
Email  
Fees Admission is free
Hours Open Monday evenings 6-8 PM
Website  
   
Name Museum of Girl Scouting
Status Closed and Moved
Description  
   
Name Norman Rockwell Museum
Map Google Maps
Description Museum of artwork by Normal Rockwell - includes Scouting art
Address 9 Glendale Road
Route 183
 
City Stockbridge
State/Province Massachusetts
Zip/Postal 01262
Country USA
Contact  
Phone 413-298-4100 TTY FOR hearing impaired: 413-298-4137
Email info@nrm.org
Fees See website for fee information
Hours Hours
The Museum is open Wednesday through Monday
except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
Closed Tuesdays starting January 5, 2010
May-October and holidays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
November-April: Weekdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Website http://www.nrm.org/ 
   
Name The Scouting Spirit Museum
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Description Scouting memorabilia collected since 1910 with a reference and video library
Address 64 New Estate Road
 
 
City Littleton
State/Province Massachusetts
Zip/Postal 01460
Country USA
Contact Earle Banks
Phone 978-486-4418
Email ebanks@net1plus.com
Fees Admission is free
Hours Tues: 7 PM - 9 PM or by appointment
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Name Skiddie Casoni Museum
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Description Displays frequently change and feature memorabilia from Camp Child, Camp Squanto and council events - owned by Camp Squanto Alumni Association
Address 57 Plymouth Street
 
 
City Pembroke
State/Province Massachusetts
Zip/Postal 02359
Country USA
Contact Paul Chapin
Phone 791-293-3706
Email cplumirish@aol.com
Fees Admission is free
Hours Open during summer camp and by appointment
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