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Contributing Artifacts

What would a museum be without artifacts?

The National Scouting Museum maintains a collection that chronicles the collective history of the Boy Scouts of America, and documents related organizations throughout the world. Ranging in scope from fine art to merit badges, the Museum's collections are used for exhibitions, research, and education. 

If you wish to have an item considered for donation, please contact the Museum via phone (972) 580-2100 or email us with a detailed description and if possible, photographs of the objects.

You may also write to us at:
National Scouting Museum, S505
1329 West Walnut Hill Lane
Irving, TX 75015-2079

Some Things to Note

The Museum cannot accept unsolicited gifts. 

The membership fees and / or donations may be tax deductible.  Please consult with your tax adviser. You will receive a confirmation letter for your tax records.

We are no longer in need of the following items.
  • Handbooks (except early American editions from 1910 and 1911)
  • Manuals
  • Merit Badge Pamphlets (after 1930)
  • Figurines
  • Plates
  • Mugs
  • Sashes
  • Backpacks
  • Tents
  • Neckerchiefs 
  • Slides
  • Uniforms (after 1920)

While we are maxxed to capacity on the items above, your local council may have an interest. Locate an office nearest you at 

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OR sell items on eBay and donate 10-100% of the final sale price to the National Scouting Museum via eBay Giving Works.