Whittier Historical Museum

A Century of Boy Scouting Exhibit

Grand opening of the "GLAAC Boy Scouts in America" exhibit at the Whittier Museum will be on June 4th at 1:00 pm!! The display covers interactive use of camp sites, knots, pinewood derby and covers historic uniforms, awards and patch collections. Admission is FREE. For information go to the website at www.whittiermuseum.org This exciting opportunity is open Friday and Saturdays from 1-4pm and is located at 6755 Newlin Ave, Whittier, CA 90601. Future events will include merit badge days.


Cub Scouting Displays

  • Pinewood Derby Track and cars (interactive)
  • Games – Marbles, Ring Toss, etc. (interactive)
  • Ceremonial Items – Arrow of Light, etc.
  • Awards and Ranks of Cub Scouting

Boy Scouting Displays

  • Canvas Tent – blanket lay
  • Old Time Backpack and Frame
  • Dome Tent – Sleeping Bags
  • Modern Backpack and Frame
  • Cook fire with irons, Cookpot and Cast Iron Pan
  • Candle lantern, Propane Lantern
  • Propane Stove
  • Camp Fire Lay Showing, Tinder, etc. (cutaway view)
  • Knot Tying Setup – Board with Knots (interactive)
  • Boy Scout Ranks
  • Rope Bridge? Or model of one
  • Gateway, Tripods, Camp Gadgets

Sea Scouts, Ventures & Explorers Displays

  • Canoe, Kayak, Life Vests and Paddles
  • Climbing Equipment
  • Fire Department Equipment
  • Law Enforcement Equipment
  • Sea Scout Display

Order of the Arrow Displays

  • Teepee, Regalia, Drum, Campfire
  • Skins, Crafts
  • Info Board on How Members are Elected,
  • Tomahawk Buried in Target

Jamboree Displays

  • In Wall Case with National and World Jamboree Patches, Neckers and Other Items

Merit Badge Displays

  • Poster “Badges of Merit”
  • Nature Items – Rocks and Minerals, Animal Tracks, Insects
  • Pictures of Rowing, Swimming and Climbing
  • Models for Plumbing, Atomic Energy, Pioneering

Other Scout Displays

  • Religious, Special and Meritorious Awards
  • Uniforms, Patches, Books, Knives, Handbooks and etc.
  • Maps Showing Packs, Troops & Crews
  • Book of Unit Prospectus
  • Service Projects to the Community
  • Historical Timeline for Scouting
  • Scouting Historical Memorabilia



The Whittier Historical Society

Owns and operates the Whittier Museum and provides tours of the Historic Bailey House. Our mission is to collect, preserve, and display materials of historical significance to the greater Whittier area. We also produce programs and special exhibits of interest to the Whittier community. The Whittier Museum and Bailey House are open to the public with free admission. We hope you will visit soon!