Scouting Museums in Canada

Explore the history of Scouting

Updated May 5, 2019

Canada has several museums focused on Scouting and Guiding

Ontario

Belleville Scout-Guide Museum

Museum closed in 2018

Location
Sir James Whitney School, 350 Dundas Street West, Belleville, Ontario
Curator
Paul Deryaw, +1 613 966 2740
Archivist and Librarian
David Bentley, +1 613 968 7605
Guide Archivist
Betty Lalonde, +1 613 478 5231

The museum contains an extensive collection of Scout and Guide memorabilia from the Boer War to the present plus a large Scouting library. Tours are available by appointment.

Camp Samac Scout Museum

Location
1711 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario
Curator
Jack Welsh, +1 905 987 2257

Kingston Scout Museum

Location
640 MacDonnell Street, Kingston, Ontario
Curator
Bob Leggett

Niagara Scouting Museum

Location
Currently Relocating to the Niagara Military Museum
Curator
Tony Roberts, +1 905 354 6864

The museum contains a large display of badges, uniforms, and other items including items from the 8th World Jamboree 1955 held in nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Scouts Canada National Museum

Location
Scouts Canada National Office, 1345 Baseline Road, Ottawa, Ontario
Contact
email Scouts Canada National Museum, +1 613 224 5131 ext. 280

Exhibits include badges, photographs, paintings, equipment, books, and gifts from foreign Scout association. The focus is on the early days of Scouting in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Alberta

Scouts Canada Chinook Regional Museum & Archives, Calgary Site

Museum closed circa 2016

Location
2130 Brownsea Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta
Contact
Philippe Maurice, +1 888 321 4647

Scouts Canada Chinook Regional Museum & Archives, Lethbridge Site

Museum closed circa 2016

Location
217 12A Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta
Contact
Philippe Maurice, +1 888 321 4647