Audio Tour

Hello! Welcome to the World Scouting Museum. We are currently working to install physical audio elements in the Museum to enhance your experience.

In the meantime, please use this page to learn about the important items in our collection that are part of Scouting’s story and history.

Please start in the location marked with the picture below and click the audio file to play the story accompanying the display.

You can also enjoy the tour by listening to it and finding the items in whatever order you prefer. The page below is set up in the order in which you should see the items in the museum as you walk through it (with a few exceptions). PLEASE BE ADVISED: This page is still under construction and will be updated as time permits.


Introduction to Dr. Robert Lynn Horne
Founder | Executive Director
World Scouting Museum Dedication and Mission

AUDIO: Museum Dedication

Claude and Solange Marchel

The Marchel Collection at the World Scouting Museum

Claude and Solange Marchel

BONUS AUDIO: How the Marchel Collection came to the World Scouting Museum Under Construction

BONUS AUDIO: Why the Las Vegas International Scouting Museum moved to West Virginia and changed its name to the World Scouting Museum Under Construction


Tour Stop #1
Unknown Japanese Soldier of Bougainville Island
Picture of the Memorial of Bougainville Island located in Yokohama, Japan’s Kodomonokuni Children Park located here: https://goo.gl/maps/d9C4Rr5r6fRuSyYj9
Japanese text that accompanies the Memorial at the Kodomonokuni Park.
The Story of Bougainville Island which hangs in the World Scouting Museum

AUDIO: The Unknown Japanese Scout


Tour Stop #2
The Siege of Mafeking during the South African War (Second Boer War) October 11, 1899, to May 31, 1902

AUDIO: The South African War or the 2nd Boer War

AUDIO: The Siege of Mafeking

Mafeking Runs Out!

BONUS AUDIO: Mafeking Runs Out! Currency and Stamps


Tour Stop #3
Mafeking Cadet Corps

AUDIO: The Mafeking Cadet Corps


Tour Stop #4
The Birth of The Boy Scout Association in the
United Kingdom
Please head this way to learn about the birth of The Boy Scouts
Logo of The Boy Scout Association c.1908

In the first edition of Scouting for Boys (1908) Baden-Powell referred to the Scout’s Badge as an arrowhead.

He said “The Scout’s badge is the arrowhead, which shows the north on a map or on the compass. It is the badge of the scout in the Army because he shows the way: so to a peace Scout shows the way in doing his duty and helping others.”

AUDIO: The Birth of the Scouting Movement

Brown Sea Island Scout Camp
Baden-Powell and Boys from the camp at Brownsea Island

BONUS AUDIO: Brownsea Island Scout Camp

Scouting for Boys
Aids to Scouting for N.C.O.s & Men was the beginning of the
Scouting Program in the UK.
Scouting for Boys was the follow-up to Aids to Scouting for N.C.O.s & Men
written with a focus on boys instead of men.

BONUS AUDIO: Scouting for Boys

Here Come the (Wolf) Cub Scouts! The Wolf-Cub’s Handbook
Cover of The Wolf Cub’s Handbook by Sir Robert Baden-Powell KCB

BONUS AUDIO: Here Come the (Wolf-) Cub Scouts

Robert Baden-Powell and Rudyard Kipling: Commissioner of Wolf Cubs

BONUS AUDIO: Baden-Powell and Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book and Scouting

BONUS AUDIO: The Jungle Book and Scouting

Akela

BONUS AUDIO: Akela and Scouting


Tour Stop #5
Dimitrious’ Greek Scout Belt Buckle
Please head this way to learn about Dimitrious and Sacramento Woodbadge Training

AUDIO: Woodbadge Training Course in Sacramento, CA and Dimitrious

Messengers of Peace

AUDIO: Messengers of Peace

At this point please enjoy the Museum in whatever order you would like.
Please look through the metal frames and open drawers that you find as there are more than you can see in one trip!
More information on the history of Scouting and items in our Museum are featured below.

The Boy Scouts of America

AUDIO: The Founding of the Boy Scouts of America


The Legend of the Unknown Scout
The Unknown Scout Monument was dedicated on Feb. 13, 1948, at Sierra Madre, California

AUDIO: The Legend of the Unknown Scout

Facts Behind the Legend of the Unknown Scout
Illustration of the Unknown Scout and Boyce

BONUS AUDIO: Facts Behind the Legend of the Unknown Scout

The Unknown Scout’s Silver Buffalo Award

BONUS AUDIO: Story of the Unknown Scouts’ Silver Buffalo Award


Important Figures in Scouting History

W.D. Boyce

AUDIO: W.D. Boyce June 16, 1858 – June 11, 1929


Ernest Thompson Seton
Chief Scout Boy Scouts of America 1910-1915

AUDIO: Ernest Thompson Seton August 14, 1860 – October 23, 1946-

The Chief Scout


Daniel Carter Beard
100th Anniversary book Chapter 1

AUDIO: Daniel Carter Beard June 21, 1850 – June 11, 1941


James E. West 1st Chief Scout Executive
Boy Scouts of America 1911-1943

AUDIO: James E. West and the Boy Scouts of America


Green Bar Bill Hillcourt

AUDIO: Greenbar Bill Hillcourt

Green Bar Bill Signature from Boys Life
Article written for Boys Life by Green Bat Bill in April 1960

BONUS AUDIO: Green Bar Bill and Boys Life


Waite Phillips
Waite Phillips former owner of Philmont Scout Ranch

AUDIO: Waite Phillips


The Art of the Scouting Movement

Norman Rockwell and Boy’s Life
Norman Rockwell in his Scouting Uniform taken 1965

AUDIO: Norman Rockwell gets his start in Boy’s Life

Joesph Csatari: Apprentice and Successor to Rockwell
Norman Rockwell and Joseph Csatari Photo Courtesy of the Saturday Evening Post

AUDIO: Csatari and his time with the BSA


Birth of the Cub Scouts in America
The logo of Cub Scouts of America used since 1917

AUDIO: The Birth of Cubs Scouts in America

Boy Rangers of America

BONUS AUDIO: Before the Cub Scouts, Meet the Boy Rangers


Order of the Arrow

AUDIO: Order of the Arrow, What is it?

The Founding of the Order of the Arrow
Umer Goodman- Founder of the Order of the Arrow and the Unami Lodge
Carrol A. Edison Co-Founder of the Order of the Arrow and the Unami Lodge

AUDIO: The Founding of the Order of the Arrow

Membership in the Order of the Arrow

AUDIO: Membership in the Order of the Arrow

Ordeal Member of the OA

BONUS AUDIO: Ordeal Member

Brotherhood Member of the OA

BONUS AUDIO: Brotherhood Member

Vigil Honor of the OA

BONUS AUDIO: Vigil Honor

National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC)

BONUS AUDIO: NOAC what is it?

ArrowCorps

BONUS AUDIO: What is Arrowcorps?

Order of the Arrow Lodge Search HERE

If you would like to find your Order of the Arrow Lodge info you can search by State in the table located at the link above and HERE!!!


Alpha Phi Omega

Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity Symbols

AUDIO: Alpha Phi Omega, What is it?


Lone Scouts of America

AUDIO: The Lone Scouts of America

History of the Lone Scouts of America

BONUS AUDIO: History of the Lone Scouts

The Lone Scout Plan (BSA)

BONUS AUDIO: The Lone Scout Plan

Explorer Scouts (BSA)

AUDIO: Explorer Scouts

There are many different programs for Exploring.

-Arts and Humanities Career Exploring Field
-Aviation Field / General Interest / Career Exploring
-Business / Small or Large Exploring Field
-Communications Career Field Exploring
-Engineering & Technology Career Field
-Fire & Emergency Service Exploring Field
-Healthcare Career Field
-Law, Government, & Public Service Field
-Law Enforcement Exploring
-Science Career Exploring Fields
-Skilled Trades Career Exploring Field
-Social Services Career Exploring
-Hobbies Exploring

Venturing (BSA)

AUDIO: Venturing

Sea Scouts

AUDIO: Sea Scouts


Sons of Daniel Boone | The Boy Pioneers of America

AUDIO: The Sons of Daniel Boone or the Boy Pioneers of America


Woodcraft League of America | Woodcraft Indians

AUDIO: The Woodcraft Indians


American Boy Scouts

AUDIO: American Boys Scouts VS. The Boy Scouts of America


This is our newest Girl Scout Gold Award Project below completed by Bailey Philyaw!

Agnes Baden-Powell

AUDIO: Agnes Baden-Powell

The 1909 Crystal Palace Scout Rally
Photo Credit: Girl Scouts of the USA

AUDIO: Hundreds of Girl ‘Scouts’ flood the Crystal Palace Scout Rally leading to the formation of The Girl Guide Association in the UK

Baden-Powell chose the name “Guides” for the organization from a regiment in the British Indian Army, the Corps of Guides. The regiment was known for its skills in tracking and survival and served on the Northwest Frontier.

Lone Guides

AUDIO: Lone Guides

BONUS AUDIO: 1ST LONE COMPANY


Girl Scouts of the United States of America
Logos of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America 1912- today.
Photo Credit https://logos-world.net/girl-scout-logo/

AUDIO: The Girl Scouts of the United States of America

Juliette Gordon Lowe
Juliette Gordon Lowe or Daisy to her friends and family

AUDIO: Juliette ‘Daisy’ Gordon Low and the Girl Scouts of the USA


Girl Scout Juliettes

AUDIO: Girl Scout Juliettes


Mariner Girl Scouts

AUDIO: Mariner Girl Scouts


Girl Scout Mounted Troops

Mounted Girl Scout Troop from Jackson, Mississippi circa 1937

AUDIO: Mounted Girl Scout Troops of the GSUSA


Wing Girl Scouts

1st Wing Scout Manual from GSUSA circa 1945.

AUDIO: Wing Girl Scouts


Girl Scout Hospital Aides

Girl Scout Hospital Aides featured in a picture from the Austin American (Austin, TX) April 2, 1944

AUDIO: Girl Scout Hospital Aides


Other Girl Scouting Organizations

The Camp Fire Girls

AUDIO: The Camp Fire Girls


Girl Pioneers of America

AUDIO: Girl Pioneers of America


Gathered Scouting Events

The 1909 Crystal Palace Scout Rally

AUDIO: The 1909 Crystal Palace Scout Rally


World Scout Jamboree
The 24th World Scout Jamboree was held at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia from 22 July to 2 August 2019.

AUDIO: The History of World Jamborees 1920-present


World Scout Moot
The 15th World Scout Moot was held in Ulfljotsvatn, Iceland.

AUDIO: History of World Scout Moots 1931-present


National Jamboree
The 23rd National Scout Jamboree was held at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia from 19 July to 28 July 2023.

AUDIO: History of National Jamborees 1937-present

Sea Scout Events
William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup

AUDIO: International Sea Scout Cup

The Ancient Mariner Regatta (AMR)

AUDIO: The Ancient Mariner Regatta (AMR)

VenturingFest
The 3rd VenturingFest was to be held in 2020 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve but was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

AUDIO: Venturingfest at Summit Bechtel Reserve


Girl Scouting Events

Regional Roundups

AUDIO: Regional Roundups

AUDIO: Modern Day – Getaways


Girl Scout All-States Encampments

AUDIO: Girl Scout All-States Encampments 1951-1968


Senior Girl Scout Roundup

Kit distributed to Girl Scout participants of the 1956 Girl Scout Senior Roundup
Girl Scout Roundup Uniforms Advertisement from 1965

Audio: Senior Girl Scout Roundups 1956-1965


Girl Scout Jubilee Roundup 1986

8 Girl Scout Councils in the Pacific Northwest (AK, WA, OR, ID, WY, CA, NV & UT) and invited international Girl Scouts/Girl Guides from Japan, England, New Zealand, Finland, British Columbia, Canada, and Alberta Canada sent representatives to participate in this event.

AUDIO: Girl Scout (Diamond) Jubilee Roundup 1986


Girl Scouts Diamond Jubilee Roundup 1987

10 Girl Scout Councils of S. California participated in the Girl Scouts Diamond Jubilee Roundup of 1987. It didn’t seem to have the same organization as prior Roundup events. No international Girl Scouts/Girl Guides attended or were invited from any records that have been found from this event.

AUDIO: Girl Scouts Diamond Jubilee Roundup 1987


Mariner GAMs

GAM Games 2019 in California.

AUDIO: Gatherings of All Mariners

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts World Conference

AUDIO: The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGS) World Conferences 1920 – present


Collection Highlights

Max Silber’s Buckles for Friendship
Max Silber

AUDIO: Who is Max Silber?

Buckles for Friendship
Our collection of Max Silber Friendship Gifts

AUDIO: Buckles for Friendship


Thank you for visiting the World Scouting Museum.

We sincerely appreciate you stopping to share the history with us!

If you have any questions or would like to see something added to our Audio Tour please contact our Museum Curator at wsmwvcurator@gmail.com

Our Museum is funded by Patrons and Donations
You can donate to the World Scouting Museum via our Donation Boxes or at the link here!

This page was created by our Museum Curator, Alexander Bennett. All audio recordings were produced by Alexander Bennett. Information for the audio tour script was taken from Wikipedia.org, WAGGS, WOSM, Vintage Kids Clubs Online Museum, and The Bryant Library.

Scripts edited, written, and read by Alexander Bennett for groups that serve men. Scripts written and read by Bailey Philyaw for her Gold Award Project for Girl Scout Troop 38317 for groups that serve women.