Prepared for Life: Scouting in West Baton Rouge

The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibition entitled
Prepared for Life: Scouting in West Baton Rouge, which will open on June 8th and run
through August 18, 2019. This exhibition tells the stories of the boys and girls who learned
valuable life skills and made lasting friendships in their local troops.

The Boy Scouts of America incorporated on February 8, 1910, inspired by the British Scout
Association founded by Lord Robert Baden-Powell who began the association to teach boys life
skills based on his military training. Girl Scouting in the United States began on March 12, 1912,
when Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Guide troop meeting of 18 girls in Savannah,

Scouting has a long history in West Baton Rouge Parish; Boy Scout Troop 38 received its charter
in 1932 and the first Girl Scout troop was organized in 1933. Artifacts from Port Allen’s old
Scout Hut will be on display along with items loaned by local Scouters, including uniforms,
photographs, and scrapbooks. In conjunction with the 50 th anniversary of the moon landing, a
portion of the exhibit will focus on the special badges that can be earned by Scouts related to
Space Flight, Aeronautics, and Engineering.

The exhibit will kick off with a Scouting Reunion Celebration on June 8 th from 6:00 to 8:00
PM. Join us for a night of Scout themed entertainment, refreshments, and reminiscing with your
fellow troop members. Visitors are welcome to bring an item from their Scouting days to “show
and tell” with fellow guests!

For more information call (225) 336-2422 x 200 or visit
The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen.

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