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The Official Museum of the Boy Scouts of America
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It's almost time once again for the Israeli Scouts TZOFIM Friendship Caravan to bring their fantastic show to the National Scouting Museum! Mark your calendar for Monday, July 15, 2013!
http://bsamuseum.org/Programs/Israeli%20Scouts.aspx

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Jamboree gateways tell a story about a particular camp or the unit within that camp. Have you helped to build a gateway? What did it say about your unit?
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Tomorrow is our big Flag Day celebration! Flag retirements, food trucks, live music, and free activities! The event runs from 10am until 2pm. See you there! http://bsamuseum.org/Programs/Flag%20Day.aspx

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The National Scouting Museum is a Blue Star Museum! Now through Labor Day, active duty military personnel and their families receive free admission. http://bit.ly/flzVAB

Have you seen today's Google Doodle tribute to Saul Bass? The graphic designer created the Girl Scout logo in 1978.

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Did you know that Iron Man creator, Stan Lee, also created a short-lived newspaper comic strip called Mrs. Lyon's Cubs?
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We are pleased to announce that we have been accepted into the 2013 Conservation Assessment Program, an opportunity supported by Heritage Preservation, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This will fund the development of a conservation assessment for our vast collections of art, artifacts, and archival documents. http://www.heritagepreservation.org/ABOUTHP/INFO.HTM

Mother's Day Weekend at the Museum!

Moms receive FREE admission all weekend!
Kids come make a gift for mom!
FREE make-and-take craft projects for kids of all ages.

Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 12, 2013, 1 - 5 p.m.

Ready for an adventure? Nominate your unit to win a trip to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center! In 200 words or less, tell us why your unit deserves to win. The winning unit receives admission to the park, along with a guided tour for up to 20 registered Scouts and four chaperones. Send nominations to nsmuseum@scouting.org. Deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, May 24, 2013.

"Look out, when you start for the day
That your kit is packed to your mind;
There is no use going away
With half of it left behind."
-Excerpt, "A Boy Scout's Patrol Song," by Rudyard Kipling, 1913.
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