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Scouting Museums
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Throughout the world there are many museums related to Scouting dedicated to preserving, communicating, and exhibiting the heritage of the Scouting movement for purposes of study, education, and enjoyment of society. A downloadable world directory of Scouting museums is available from the US Scouting Service Project.


  • Baden-Powell museum - Nyeri, Kenya, near Mount Kenya. Baden-Powell's Paxtu cottage, now a small museum, stands on the grounds of the Outspan Hotel. For years it served as a WAGGGS World Center.
  • Scout Information Centre - Baden Powell's Gravesite, Nyeri, Kenya, near Mount Kenya. This is a fairly modern build which contains a small shop, a board showing badges (many collected during the 2010 World Scout Moot in Kenya) and various neckers (scarfs) from around the World. There are plans to develop it in to a fully fledged museum outlining the history of the association. Talks were under way with National Museums of Kenya to obtain suitable display cases, etc... during 2013. A number of historical items currently held at the Kenya Scout HQs in Rowallan Campsite, Nairobi are likely to be moved into the new museum once it has been completed. This includes a 1st Edition copy of Scouting for Boys.[1][2]



Statue of Baden-Powell, in front of Baden-Powell House in London.


  • Pfadfindermuseum und Institut für Pfadfindergeschichte, Vienna [4]
  • Pfadfindermuseum der Gilde Bruck an der Leitha


  • Scouts en Gidsen Museum / Musée du Scoutisme et Guidisme, Louvain[5]
  • Centre Historique Belge du Scoutisme / Belgische Historische Centrum voor Scoutisme, Brussels[6]
  • International Scouting Museum, Arlon [7]


  • Suomen Partiomuseo - Finlands Scoutmuseum, Turku[8]


The Netherlands

  • Scouting Nederland Museum, Baarn[11]
  • Scoutingmuseum Haagse Randstad, The Hague[12] Traveling museum without a permanent exhibition space.
  • Scouting Museum "De Ducdalf", Rotterdam[13]



  • Muzeum Harcerstwa (Polish Scouting Museum), Warsaw[14]
  • Muzeum Harcerskie im. Olgi i Andrzeja Ma?kowskich (Olga & Andrzej Ma?kowski Scouting Museum), Zakopane
  • Scouting Museum, Radom





United Kingdom

North America


United States

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New Zealand

South America



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