DETROIT (WWJ) – The Great Lakes Council of the Boy Scouts of America is opening a special exhibit on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Detroit Historical Museum.

This exhibit in the Museum’s Community Gallery showcases both the council’s history and current activities and also features displays and artifacts from the Thomas D. Trainor Scout Museum in Metamora. The exhibit runs through Sunday, Feb. 5.

The Great Lakes Council of the Boy Scouts of America, formerly known as the Detroit Area Council, serves boys ages 7-17 in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.

Dedicated in September, 2002, the 1,100 square foot Trainor Scout Museum is located on the grounds of the D-bar-A Scout Ranch in Metamora. The Museum’s mission is to collect, present and preserve the rich history of the Boy Scouts of America and its Great Lakes Councils past and present – so current and future generations can gain a deeper understanding of the values, traditions and youth-focused programs offered through scouting.

The Detroit Historical Museum, located at 5401 Woodward, is open to the public Wednesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Normal adult admission, which resumes Wednesday, September 28, is $6. Seniors (60+), students with valid ID and youth ages 5-17 pay $4. Admission for children ages four and under is free. Parking in the Museum’s lot is $4 at all times. For more information, visit


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