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Tue Dec 6, 2016, 12:39 AM

Boy Scouts plan to move national museum from Irving to New Mexico

The Boy Scouts of America plans to move more than a century of Scouting history from Irving to New Mexico.

The group said Monday that it will move its National Scouting Museum, which opened in 2002, to the Philmont Scout Ranchnear the town of Cimarron in northern New Mexico. Philmont has served as an adventure destination for Scouts for decades.

An expansion of the Philmont Museum and Seton Memorial Library is expected to begin next year to make room for the Boy Scouts' collection, which contains more than 600,000 items including the nation's largest collection of Norman Rockwell paintings, the first Eagle medal and nearly every uniform in Scouting history.

Officials said more people will get to see the collection at Philmont, which has more than 32,000 visitors a year.

Read more: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/irving/2016/12/05/boy-scouts-plan-move-national-museum-irving-new-mexico

Cross-posted in the Texas Group.

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