National Scouting Museum – Philmont Scout Ranch

The National Scouting Museum of the Boy Scouts of America has moved to Philmont Scout Ranch!

The Boy Scouts of America began in 1910.  Each member is charged with developing the spirit of Scouting which embodies self-sufficiency, kindness, trustworthiness and community participation.  More than 110 million youth have participated in Scouting since its inception.

The National Scouting Museum has moved to Philmont Scout Ranch to serve a larger audience.  Philmont hosts over 30,000 Scouts, Scouters and tourists every year.  Philmont is the largest of the four high adventure bases of the Boy Scouts of America.  It offers rigorous trekking and horseback riding programs every summer.  It is also home to the National Training Center.  A favorite saying among Scouters is that “Every Scout deserves a well-trained leader.”

The National Scouting Museum has been telling the time-honored story of Scouting for decades.  The collection, which consists of over 600,000 objects, now resides at Philmont.  This is in addition to Philmont’s own fine collection of southwestern artifacts.

A beautiful new building to house the National Scouting Museum is under construction.  It will have two large exhibit halls, a gift shop, a book store, a research library and a large conference room.

The National Scouting Museum – Philmont Scout Ranch will have its

 Grand Opening on Saturday, September 15, 2018.  Everyone is invited! 

Philmont’s museum department is a very busy place.  There are three historic sites to visit in addition to the new building mentioned above.  For more information please visit our website: or call 575-376-1136.

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