National Scouting Museum Is Moving to New Mexico

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National Scouting Museum

A career infantry officer in the U.S. Army who rose to the rank of 2-star, David Haight had many combat commands during his 31-year career, most recently served as the Director of Operations for the U.S. European Command. In addition to his work in the Army, David Haight is an Eagle Scout and longtime supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.

In a recently released statement, the Boy Scouts of America announced that it is relocating the National Scouting Museum to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Established in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1959, the National Scouting Museum maintains and displays 600,000-plus artifacts that tell the story of the more than 100-year history of the scouting movement. For nearly 15 years, the Museum has operated adjacent to the Boy Scouts of America’s national headquarters in Irving, Texas.

The new National Scouting Museum will be built in 2017 and is scheduled to open in 2018. The Museum’s new location in northern New Mexico will allow the Boy Scouts of America to share its rich history with the tens of thousands of scouts and alumni who visit Philmont Scout Ranch each year. To find more information about the Museum and learn how you can support its work, visit


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