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Share Your Memories with the National Scouting Museum

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Share Your Memories with the National Scouting Museum

Posted on 27 January 2011 by admin

In 2011 the National Scouting Museum is expanding its efforts to reach people whose lives have been positively influenced by their involvement in the Scouting program.  Whether you are a lifetime scouter or have only been in the program for a short while, we believe you have scouting stories to share! 

 Please view the flyer and if interested, contact Gail Mayfield, Assistant Curator,  for further information on how to submit your story!

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Scouting’s Centennial is Out of This World—Literally!

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Scouting’s Centennial is Out of This World—Literally!

Posted on 05 April 2010 by admin

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has officially taken its 100th Anniversary Celebration to new heights. Four Year of Celebration patches left the stratosphere today as cargo on the space shuttle Discovery’s STS-131 mission to the International Space Station. A Year of Celebration, A Century of Making a Difference is the BSA’s 100th Anniversary patch-earning program that allows participants to earn recognition for making a difference in their communities.

“This collaboration between the BSA and NASA underscores a long history between Scouting and space programs,” said BSA Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca. “At the earliest opportunities in Scouting, we are exposing young people to space exploration and preparing them for future work in science and technology fields.”

The relationship between Scouting and space stretches to before man’s first steps on the moon. In May 1964, 29 of America’s 30 astronauts visited Philmont Scout Ranch, the BSA’s high-adventure base in Cimarron, New Mexico, for a two-week training trip to learn geological mapping and seismographic studies in preparation for the Apollo programs. Of the 12 astronauts who have walked on the moon, 11 were Boy Scouts. More than half of all U.S. astronauts have been involved in Scouting, including well-known astronauts Neil Armstrong and Jim Lovell, who are Eagle Scouts.

In 2010, the BSA will introduce three new technology-driven merit badges, including Robotics. During STS-131, mission specialist Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger will use the robotic shuttle arm to inspect the space shuttle for any damage that may have occurred during launch or while in space. Other members of the STS-131 crew will use the space station’s robotic system, Canadarm2, to move equipment from the shuttle’s payload bay to the station.

Though firmly rooted in an unchanged set of core values, the BSA is committed to remaining current and relevant by adapting how it delivers programs and reaches its audiences. The BSA’s three new merit badges—Robotics, Inventing, and Geocaching—are indicative of how it is adjusting to prepare young people to become leaders and participating citizens in an increasingly technological world. Today, Scouts can read the Boy Scout Handbook on an iPhone, use GPS devices in addition to a map and compass, and receive BSA news via social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Any Scout, leader, or Scouting alumnus, can earn five special award ribbons that hang from the Year of Celebration patch. Reflective of a century of Scouting values, the ribbons honor dedication to leadership, character, community service, achievement, and the outdoors.

After the patches return from space, they will be displayed as part of the 100th Anniversary exhibit at the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas. Eight major national 100th Anniversary engagement programs have been designed to reintroduce Scouting to the next generation of young leaders and reconnect millions of alumni with the organization. Flying high on the space shuttle isn’t the only high-speed recognition of the BSA’s 100th Anniversary. Earlier this year, the BSA announced its Scout-themed IndyCar collaboration with Dale Coyne Racing. Just last week, Union Pacific unveiled UP No. 2010 Boy Scouts of America, only the 14th commemorative locomotive in the company’s history .

About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. The Scouting organization is composed of 2.7 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 20, 1.1 million volunteers, and nearly 300 local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org.

More information about 100 Years of Scouting can be found at www.scouting.org/100years, www.twitter.com/boyscouts, and www.facebook.com/boyscoutsofamerica.

Source: BSA Press Release

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Adventure Base 100

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Adventure Base 100

Posted on 31 August 2009 by Dan

Adventure Base 100Experience Scouting like never before with Adventure Base 100! Created specifically for the 100th Anniversary Celebration, Adventure Base 100 will be traveling the country to give people an exciting, hands-on view of the history and future of the Boy Scouts of America.

This 10,000 square foot campus features immersive Scouting experiences including a ropes course and zip line, interactive digital exhibits, a multi-sensory IMAX-like dome, and more! It will also house a traveling museum that will showcase artifacts from the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas. A video tour of a computer generated model of Adventure Base 100 is available at http://ww2.scouting.org/100years/100years/AdventureBase100.aspx.

Starting at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. in January, and ending at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York in November, this magnificent traveling exhibit will stop at key events and locations in more than 40 cities. A tour schedule can be found at: http://ww2.scouting.org/100years/100years/AB100TourSchedule.aspx.

“The goal is to bring Scouting to life in a relevant and meaningful way that will connect to current Scouts and Scouters and appeal to people not currently involved with Scouting, but who might be interested in joining,” said Janice Babineaux, director of the National Scouting Museum and BSA Adventure Base 100 project lead.

Find out when Adventure Base 100 will be coming to a city near you!

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National Scouting Museum Hosts ‘Wild Wonders’

Posted on 29 April 2009 by admin

Everyone is invited to come and see LIVE ANIMALS at the National Scouting Museum on Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 12 p.m. Join us as The Fort Worth Zoo presents Wild Wonders, an educational program for everyone!!!

Attention Cub Scouts!!! Want to earn the Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop?!!! Come early (11 a.m.), and we’ll have an instructor on hand to teach the requirements!

Reservations are required for the Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop workshop. To make your reservation, please call 972-580-2467.

Admission is $5 each.

The following was an email invitation sent out by the National Scouting Museum.

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Irving, Texas Invites Scouts to the National Scouting Museum

Posted on 23 March 2009 by admin

The National Scouting Museum and the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau (ICVB) have teamed up to offer special discount packages to Scouts and their families who want to learn more about the history of the Boy Scouts of America.

BSA Scouting MuseumLocated between Dallas and Fort Worth, Irving serves as the national headquarters for the Boy Scouts of America and the adjacent National Scouting Museum. The size of a football field, this massive, state-of-the-art facility features high-tech, virtual reality adventures with hands-on learning experiences, as well as the largest collection of Norman Rockwell Scouting paintings under one roof. The National Scouting Museum is also a tribute to the rich history of Scouting, with a historical collection that traces the Scouting movement from its beginnings.

The Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau Teams Up To Offer New Experiences for Scouts

In 2009, the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau offers special discounts for Scouts and their families at local hotels and attractions, in commemoration of the upcoming 100th anniversary of Scouting in February 2010 and to raise awareness of the National Scouting Museum. Scouts who come to Irving, Texas and the National Scouting Museum will enjoy hands-on educational experiences and opportunities to learn the history of America through the growth of the Scouting movement.

To further promote the anniversary, the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau has planned a series of gondola rows in cities throughout the US, leading to the centennial celebration in Washington, DC in 2010.

For more information on the National Scouting Museum and to receive special Scout rates and packages, visit the “Hot Deals” section of the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau website at http://www.irvingtexas.com.

The following was a press release issued by the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Museum U. at the National Scouting Museum – March & April 2009

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Museum U. at the National Scouting Museum – March & April 2009

Posted on 10 February 2009 by Dan

Museum UCan’t get to the National Scouting Museum for the 2009 Pinewood Derby? Then check out Museum U. at the National Scouting Museum.

Here are the announced Merit Badges for March and April:

Art
March 1, 2009 3:00pm – 4:30pm
April 26, 2009 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Citizenship in the Nation
April 11, 2009 2:30pm – 4:00pm
April 25, 2009 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Computers
April 4, 2009 10:30am – 12:00pm
April 25, 2009 10:30am – 12:00pm

Fire Safety
April 18, 2009 10:30am – 3:00pm (Bring Lunch)

Law
March 7, 2009 12:00pm – 2:00pm
March 28, 2009 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Orienteering
April 4, 2009 1:00pm – 3:00pm
April 25, 2009 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Stamp Collecting
March 21, 2009 11:00am – 2:00pm (Bring Lunch)
March 28, 2009 11:00am – 2:00pm (Bring Lunch)

Workshops with multiple dates is part A and part B of one workshop. Scouts must be able to attend both sessions.

Reservations are required. You can call 972-580-2466 to make a reservation. See the original Museum U Flyer (JPG), or visit the National Scouting Museum website for further information.

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Pinewood Derby

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2009 National Museum Pinewood Derby Race

Posted on 08 February 2009 by Dan

Pinewood DerbyThe National Scouting Museum is hosting a Pinewood Derby Race on February 28, 2009.

According to the Flyer there will be fun & prizes and admission to the Museum is $3 for everyone. Reservations are required, call 972.580.2467 to make a reservation.

View the original 2009 National Scouting Museum Pinewood Derby Flyer (pdf).

Race Day Schedule:
11:00 a.m. Registration Begins

Race Times
12:30 p.m. Tiger
12:50 p.m. Bear
1:00 p.m. Wolf
1:20 p.m. Webelos I & II
1:40 p.m. Siblings
2:00 p.m. Final race
* All start times are approximate.

Double elimination will be used if necessary

Pinewood Derby Rules:
• The car weight shall not exceed 5 ounces and the length of the car shall not exceed 7 inches.
• The overall width of the car shall not exceed 2 3/4” and it must have 1 3/4” clearance between
the wheels.
• The car must have 3/8” clearance underneath the body.
• The wood and wheels provided in the kit must be used. The wheels may not be cut, drilled,
beveled, or rounded.
• The axles supplied with the kit must be used. Wheel bearings, washers, bushings, or springs are
prohibited.
• The car must be freewheeling, with no starting devices.

This is another great opportunity to extend the Pinewood Derby Racing season!

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Museum U. at the National Scouting Museum

Posted on 04 January 2009 by Dan

The National Scouting Museum has announced its January and February Merit Badge schedule.

Citizenship in the Nation
January 10, 2009 2:30pm – 4:30pm
January 31, 2009 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Communications
February 7, 2009 10:00am – 12:30pm
February 28, 2009 10:00am – 12:30pm

Emergency Preparedness
February 14, 2009 9:30am – 1:00pm
February 21, 2009 9:30am – 1:00pm

Fingerprinting
January 24, 2009 1:00pm-4:00pm

Reservations are required. You can call 972-580-2466 to make a reservation. See the original Museum U Flyer (JPG), or visit the National Scouting Museum website for further information.

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Double H High Adventure Base

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3rd Annual “Race to the National Scouting Museum!” Approaching

Posted on 10 October 2008 by Dan

The National Scouting Museum is hosting its 3rd annual “Race to the National Scouting Museum!”
Saturday, October 18, 2008
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

– See Jeff Gordon’s #24 car
– Hang out with Radio Disney for music, prizes and fun!
– Race your friends in the Pit Stop Challenge
– View the world’s largest Pinewood Derby(r) car
– See the SpeedZone Dragster

It’s family fun at the National Scouting Museum!

View the promotional flier.

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98 Cent Admission Day at BSA National Museum

Posted on 01 February 2008 by Dan

The National BSA Scouting Museum is celebrating the 98th Anniversary of Scouting with a 98¢ admission day on February 9th, 2008.

As we count down to the 100th anniversary of scouting in America; we would like to invite you to come out and explore the wonderful museum attractions for only .98 cents.

Visit the National Scouting Museum Website to learn more about the museum, current exhibits, and their upcoming events.

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