Re: Scout Memorials/Museums
Fred Webb (fwebb@BBN.COM)
Wed, 31 May 1995 10:04:08 -0400
I don't see such a list in the Scouts-L archive. A little WEB-surfing
didn't turn up anything, either. So far, no one has responded with
a list. So, why don't we put one together. I'll volunteer to compile
a list, and I'll send it to the list and submit it to the archive.
It may be useful to send your submissions to the list, since people
may want to visit some of the places before I get the list compiled.
Anyway, I'll start off with one that's in my home town on Littleton, MA:
The Scouting Spirit Museum
64 New Estate RD.
Littleton, MA 01460
Open: Tuesday Nights, 7-9 pm
Other days or nights by appointment.
Directions: I495 North or South to Exit 30. Left at end of ramp.
New Estate Rd. is 1/8 mile on right.
(Note the VERY limited opening hours.) This museum is run by Earl and Ellen
Banks, in a room over their garage, as a lobor of love. They have an
extensive collection of Boy Scout (including Cub Scouts and Explorers)
Memorabilia - old handbooks, old uniforms, patches neckerchiefs, videos, books,
equipment, mugs, pins, flags, etc.
Most of the stuff is BSA related, but they do have memorabilia from a number
of World Jamborees.
If you're a leader in the Eastern Mass area, this museum is a great trip for
the boys - especially Cubs. I've used it successfully to get my Webelos
pumped up about the idea of continuing in Scouts. If you're planing to take
a group, it would be a good idea to phone in advance.
Earl is a former Scoutmaster of Littleton's Troop 1, and he and Ellen have
been Post Advisors of the Littleton Fire Explorer Post for many years. Earl
and Ellen have also done a number of jobs at the District and Council levels.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City