About Us

The North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting was founded in 1976 by veteran Scouters from the east side of Saint Paul, who felt compelled to preserve the material remains of their Scouting past for future generations. Our mission is to "collect, preserve, share, and interpret the history and significance of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting in the upper Midwest."

Since 1976, we have gathered more than 150,000 artifacts, photographs, publications, films, and sound recordings relating to the history of both Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting in our area of interest, which includes the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa.

The museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and has a permanent home in North Saint Paul, Minnesota. It is a member of the American Association of Museums, the American Association for State and Local History, and Minnesota Association of Museums.

For more information regarding our activities, please check out our annual reports and IRS 990 documents.

Annual Reports
IRS 990 Tax Documents



Wednesday - Friday: 1pm - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Open Sunday through Tuesday, and evenings by appointment only.