World Scouting Museum
The Largest Collection of Scouting Memorabilia in the World
Home of the Robert Lynn Horne Merit Badge College
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm | Weekends by Appointment (w/ 48 Hour Notice)
ALL TOURS ARE BY APPOINTMENT! Please call us before your arrival for a tour, we may not be on site that day!
Please come visit our location at 1615 Washington St East near the WV State Capitol
Please be advised: that the door is locked onsite. You must call us for entry to the building or schedule tours in advance below.
TICKETING FOR TOURS:
Buy Tickets for Tours HERE! Ticketing Info and Pricing HERE!
Is available behind the museum via alleyway.
If you live near the Museum and need to pay for our Museum Parking Membership click HERE!
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For More Information about the needs the World Scouting Museum has for Scouting Memorabilia to add to our Collection.
Robert Lynn Horne Merit Badge College: (RLHMBC) Click Here
For More Information about the Individual and Group Merit Badge College classes we offer please click on the link above.
The World Scouting Museum is dedicated to:
Show the magnitude of the influence Scouting has had on individuals, families, communities, countries, and the world.
Communicate the continuing significance of Scouting’s historical values and principles to present and future generations.
Promote World Peace by acknowledging and demonstrating the similarities of youth in every country and culture.
Disseminate the inspirational stories of individuals whose lives have been impacted and changed by the Scouting program and its timeless ideals and values.
Be the foremost repository of International Scouting memorabilia.
Every once in a while, someone will find a "charm" in a jewelry box that has a scout emblem on a swastika. The first response is often alarm because they think scouts supported the Nazis in some way. Of course, the answer is no but Swastikas in Scouting is an interesting subject and the museum has a history page that talks about the swastika and more (the last update was 3/29/19).
Both International postcards and Scout Camp postcards are being added all the time. Some are very old, some are not so old. You'll enjoy seeing early scenes, scout portraits, and more. Stop in at postcards (postcards are part of Exhibits) to see scouting history.
If you can identify a Scout camp, let us know and the postcard will be updated to reflect the name of the camp.
If you have any other questions about scout memorabilia, please contact Alex Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org), the museum's curator.