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“Anyone who is or was a Boy Scout will love this place.”

Scouting Museum and Library
Ranked #14 of 34 things to do in Manchester
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Sharon, Massachusetts
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Anyone who is or was a Boy Scout will love this place.”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Founded about 30 years ago by a couple of well known NH scouters; Max Silber and Lawrence Lee, this place is a scouting mecca.

Their display covers all aspects of the Boy Scout movement from its' founder Lord Baden-Powell in 1910 to the program as it is currently enjoyed.

There are displays of memorabilia from all decades including: the jamborees, Order of the Arrow, Scouts on Stamps, uniforms and so much more.

There is also an extensive scouting library which can e used for historical research.

One of the highlights is a display of the scouting history of Mr. Silber who was recognized with scouting's highest awards. Also is a display of the many belt buckles he designed for local, national and world scouting events.

If you have ever been a scout or adult scouter or are one now, you have to stop by this museum which is located in a scout camp; Camp Carpenter in Manchester, NH.

Visited July 2014
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Greenfield, MA
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“Don't miss this! Wonderful history.”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Even my scouts were pleasantly surprised by this gem. We were treated to a great history of scouting via large display of scouting artifacts, including many that trace directly to Baden-Powell. Commentary provided as needed by a knowledgeable director with good humor and an understand of scout-aged kids. Impressive displays that convey the breadth and depth of scouting world-wide as well as changes over the years. The merit badge displays are a real treat for kids who have been working on their own, and to adults who probably understand a bit more clearly the passage of time. To see what has come, gone and been updated is pretty neat. The uniform displays also give a real sense of history. This museum really gave the kids a sense of the history of the organization far better than anything they could have read about. Our kids spent much longer there than anticipated, and talked about bringing a group back to see it (we are about 2 1/2 hours away). This is right next to one of the biggest scout stores in the Northeast, so you can kill two birds with one stone!

Visited August 2014
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Albemarle, North Carolina
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“Best Scouting Museum!”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

This was the most scouting materials I have ever seen in one place. The displays were very well done, well kept and this was definitely worth the trip!!!

Visited July 2014
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Derry, New Hampshire
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“NH Scouting Gem”
Reviewed 15 April 2013

If you are interested in Scouting at all, this is a great place to check out! They have a lot of historical items (ranging from uniforms to books to camping supplies etc).

Visited April 2013
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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“Scouting Museum review”
Reviewed 12 December 2012

There are a lot of interesting artaffacts from the begining of scouting till now. You will learn a lot about how scouting came into being.and how they learned to survive in the wilderness.

Visited May 2012
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