Lawrence L. Lee
Scouting Museum &
Max I. Silber Scouting Library

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Conceived jointly by then Council Commissioner Max I. Silber and Daniel Webster Council Executive Lawrence L. Lee, the museum was engineered into existence as a memorial to Mr. Lee after his death. It was opened in August, 1969, with 1,100 square feet. In less than ten years and addition was required which more than doubled its size to 2,500 square feet. A separate storage-conservancy building was added in 1992.

The museum contains colorful and historic exhibits such as Scouts on Stamps from Mafeking to the present, the Joseph Moyer World Jamboree collection, a complete display of Max Silber buckles, original paintings of Boy's Life covers, and a flag carried to the moon by America's first astronaut and New Hampshire Scout Alan Shepard.

The Baden-Powell display of sketches, letters, and Boer War memorabilia is one of the finest collections of memorabilia of Scouting's founder anywhere. Extensive exhibits of international items includes the personal collection of Richard T. Lund, former Director of the World Bureau; a complete display of awards donated by Chief Scout Joseph Lawlor of the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland upon his visit to the museum, and two beads from the necklace of Zulu Chief Dinizulu which were used in the early Wood badge awards.

The library has complete collections of Scouting periodicals, yearbooks, and fiction and non-fiction series of interest to Scouts, Scouters, and researchers alike. A Braille and visually-impaired library of Scout and Cub handbooks is available.

The Museum/Library is managed by a volunteer operation committee with the guidance, support, and expertise of an Advisory Board. It is owned and operated by the Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America. Further information may be obtained by calling the the museum at (603) 669-8919 during operation hours or by contacting the Daniel Webster Council Office at 571 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109 or telephone (603) 625-6431. Correspondence may be sent directly to: Scouting Museum, Daniel Webster Council, 571 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109. Our Fax number is (603) 625-2467. Our e-mail address is administrator@scoutingmuseum.org. Find us on your GPS at 395 Blondin Road, Manchester, NH 03109.

The Museum is located off Exit 5, Interstate 93 (one hour north of Boston) at Camp Carpenter, Daniel Webster Council. The Museum  / Library is open Saturdays 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM September through June, and Monday through Saturday during July and August. (The museum will be closed on the 4th of July.) Arrangements can be made for special tours and groups at any time. Admission and parking are free. Picnic tables, lakeside scenery, and nearby nature trails make the Museum / Library an ideal family adventure. Fully heated in winter and air-conditioned in summer, the Museum offers a variety of souvenirs for interested collectors. Camping arrangements can be secured by calling the Daniel Webster Council, B.S.A. in advance.

 

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Scouting Museum, Daniel Webster Council
Mail: 571 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109
GPS: 395 Blondin Road, Manchester, NH 03109
603.669.8919 FAX 603.625.2467
Email: administrator@scoutingmuseum.org

Last revised on 2 April 2012