The Dr. Michael J. Clarke Museum of Ozarks Scouting is located at the Clarence R. and Edna M. Wheeler Scout Service Center in Springfield, Missouri. Directions and contact information can be found here.

The Ozark Trails Council and the Dr. Michael J. Clarke History Museum of Ozarks Scouting are of particular interest to Boy Scout history enthusiasts.  This council was home to the original Boy Scout Band from 1926 to 1947. The collection of the museum includes material related to this unusual and interesting fact. 

Michael J. Clarke History Museum of Ozarks Scouting features a fine walking trail and exhibits that are changed on a regular basis.  This museum is owned by the Ozark Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  Scouting displays are usually rotated on a quarterly basis. Admission to the museum is free of charge and open during regular business hours of the Scout Center (Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm).


Contact Info
For more information about the museum including how to get involved, send an email to
You can also visit the official museum Facebook page here