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Education

The Museum’s curriculum for the Boy & Girl Scouts and Adventure (Indian) Guides programs, led by docents and local university students, engages students to think about what life was like here more than 100 years ago. Schools, Scouts, and community groups are invited to tour the Museum.

School Tours

We offer docent led tours of our 1947 historic museum house, once lived in by the Pulaski family. Our exhibits contain Orange County, Newport Beach, and other local history. We can tailor our presentation specifically for your classrooms lesson plan. Please speak with our Museum Director, Jennifer Keil, to schedule your tour today!

Adult Tours

Start with the Native America tribes, Spanish explores, and the Santa Ana River. Learn the 100+ years of history from the dredging of the island by W.S. Collins to contemporary families. Donations are gladly accepted. Visit balboaislandmuseum.org/visit/tours for more information.

Speaker Series

We offer annual education lectures on site in our patio and off-site at the Newport Beach Public Library, such as the Wing Lam Speaker Event on May 23, 2017. Past lectures included the history of the Newport Beach Fire Department, the Newport Beach Police Department, Postcards from Paradise, local authors, and Founding Families. Please see our calendar of events for our next one!

Scout Programs

Balboa Island Museum is glad to provide Boy & Girl Scout programs to the community. We currently have Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos for young men. We offer Daisy, Brownie, and Jr. Girl Scout programs for young ladies.

Program Offerings: Wednesday Afternoons at 1:30 & Saturdays at 1:30pm

Please check in 15 min. early. Two hour parking is available on Marine Ave.  You can park in the surrounding neighborhood for the extended day.

Please review the flyers below by clicking on the link. Contact us to book your program.

Boy Scout Program 2017 Flyer

Girl Scout Program 2017 Flyer

 

Our exclusive patch offered for $4.00.

Our exclusive patch offered for $5.00.

 

For information, or to purchase a tour for your troop or den, please contact:
Jennifer Keil, M.A. | Museum Director
jennifer@balboaislandmuseum.org | 949-675-3952
or you can click Scout Programs.

 

 

 

Our Local Connection to Boy Scouts

The Balboa Island Museum is near Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) on Marine Ave., an extension of Jamboree Road, named to honor the 1953 National Boy Scout Jamboree had 50,000 scouts for this international gathering, shown through the pictures and video footage below.

 

1953 poster donated by Stan Bressler.

1953 poster donated by Stan Bressler.

Troop 20

This troop artifact is displayed in our permanent gallery. We are located in a 1947 historic home on Marine Ave.

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1953 National Boy Scout Jamboree

Girl Scout Troop Memorabilia

We have archived local Girl Scout troop attire and photos. They are on display in our historic house.

Newport Beach troop meetings were held at the former Methodist Church at 115 Agate Street which is now a park near the ferry. Their one day camp trips were at Holy Jim Canyon. This sash was donated by Tina Bazacas-Buss.

Newport Beach troop meetings were held at the former Methodist Church at 115 Agate Street which is now a park near the ferry. Their one day camp trips were at Holy Jim Canyon. This sash was donated by Tina Bazacas-Buss.

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Robinn with Costa Mesa Girl Scout Troop on bus to school.