This is a very unique museum in that Mr. Boyce lived in Ottawa. He learned of scouting while in London, England, when a young boy offered to escort him across the street. He came back home to the U.S.A. and started the Boy Scouts of America. There is a statue celebrating this unique history a short distance from the Scouting... 更多
We stopped by here on our way out of town. Was a little before official opening but we were allowed to enter. Lots of fun scouting memorabilia and information. If you are into scouting it is great! The Ottawa historical part was interesting too. If you like history, want to show what things were like to kids, etc. it is... 更多
We were in Ottawa to explore Staved Rock and found the museum through Trip Advisor. It was worth the visit. Past reviewer said the staff hovered, but that wasn't our experience. We explored the Scout history and local town history collections and were impressed. Admission is free, but leave a donation to help out as the attendance was low when... 更多
This is an excellent museum. A great source for scouting and local history. There are some displays that are seasonal. It's a little hard to find if you're not from town. Periodically, they hold craft days for kids (build a birdhouse, etc)
Having been in CUBS, BOYS, & EXPLORER scouting, I found this place to be an EXCEPTIONAL visit. There may be other SCOUTING historical COLLECTIONS, but I had never seen a collection like this. The curators have done a great job of displaying the collections appropriately.
A small, but comprehensive museum. This is a must-see for any one who was a Scout,or Campfire girl . Our guide gave us personal tour and was very informative. Also,be sure to see Norman Rockwell's prints of Boy Scouts before you leave. AMERICANA at its best!
WD Boyce brought scouting to America here in Ottawa, Il. This museum provides much history on scouting, Boys and Girls. We spent over an hour reminiscing about our days in scouting. The things we did and the books we used. They are all there. It is a great tribute to the history. The museum also provides a room full of... 更多