World Scouting Museum
1615 Washington St. East
Charleston, WV 25311

(681) 265-1382


World Scouting Museum

The Largest Collection of Scouting Memorabilia in the World

Home of the Robert Lynn Horne Merit Badge College

Hours of Operation Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm | Weekends by Appointment (w/ 48 Hour Notice)

ALL TOURS ARE BY APPOINTMENT! Please call us before your arrival for a tour, we may not be on site that day!

Please come visit our location at 1615 Washington St East near the WV State Capitol

Please be advised: that the door is locked onsite. You must call us for entry to the building or schedule tours in advance below.


Buy Tickets for Tours HERE! Ticketing Info and Pricing HERE!


Is available behind the museum via alleyway.

If you live near the Museum and need to pay for our Museum Parking Membership click HERE!


For More Information about the needs the World Scouting Museum has for Scouting Memorabilia to add to our Collection.

Robert Lynn Horne Merit Badge College: (RLHMBC) Click Here

For More Information about the Individual and Group Merit Badge College classes we offer please click on the link above.



The World Scouting Museum is dedicated to:

Show the magnitude of the influence Scouting has had on individuals, families, communities, countries, and the world.

Communicate the continuing significance of Scouting’s historical values and principles to present and future generations.

Promote World Peace by acknowledging and demonstrating the similarities of youth in every country and culture.


Disseminate the inspirational stories of individuals whose lives have been impacted and changed by the Scouting program and its timeless ideals and values.

Be the foremost repository of International Scouting memorabilia.

What's New

Thanks BadgeEvery once in a while, someone will find a "charm" in a jewelry box that has a scout emblem on a swastika.  The first response is often alarm because they think scouts supported the Nazis in some way.  Of course, the answer is no but Swastikas in Scouting is an interesting subject and the museum has a history page that talks about the swastika and more (the last update was 3/29/19).

Camp OckanickonBoth International postcards and Scout Camp postcards are being added all the time.  Some are very old, some are not so old.  You'll enjoy seeing early scenes, scout portraits, and more.  Stop in at postcards (postcards are part of Exhibits) to see scouting history.

If you can identify a Scout camp, let us know and the postcard will be updated to reflect the name of the camp.  

If you have any other questions about scout memorabilia, please contact Alex Bennett (, the museum's curator.

Please Be Aware! We are currently in the process of updating and upgrading our website.

Due to the information that is available on our site at the current time,

we think it is best to keep it active and available while we update relevant sections.

WANNA VOLUNTEER?  We need DOCENTS for the World Scouting Museum

A Docent is a volunteer that helps with tours and the overall running of the Museum in coordination with the Museum Curator!

If you are interested in becoming a DOCENT for the World Scouting Museum please call us at 681-265-1382 or CLICK HERE to send us an email request

More Information about our Docent Program is available at this LINK!

Donate to the World Scouting Museum HERE

For more information as to why you should Donate to the World Scouting Museum please check out our Donation Information.


Please visit our new BLOG which will have the most up-to-date information at the following LINK

Visit our Facebook Page at this LINK.

Home of the World Scout Bureau Memorabilia Collection.
Not affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. Not affiliated with Girl Scouts of the USA.