Organizers heighten visibility of scout museum concept

-A A +A

Trip > Weekend excursion planned to view Raton museum

By Tris DeRoma

The movement to start a Boy Scout Museum here in Los Alamos keeps chugging along, with an eye toward increasing its visibility.
The organization, known as the Los Alamos Boy Scout Museum Society, is currently looking for people interested in helping its members start a museum, or just curious about it, to come along with them on a field trip Saturday.
Members of the LABSM will be heading to Raton to investigate a scouting museum there, mainly to interview owners Susan and Dennis Downing. Anyone interested in attending should meet with LABSM members at 7:30 a.m. at the "Y" intersection in White Rock, where NM 502 meets NM 4. From there, a carpool will be arranged for the four hour trip.
According to the Downings, the museum has been in existence for 20 years and features a wide cross-section of scouting memorabilia through the years.
According to LABSM founder Vernon Kerr, the society is also looking at collecting memorabilia from former scouts to place in display cases at the Mesa Public Library and the new county municipal building. At a recent LABSM meeting, they explored their options, as some of the memorabilia they gather for the cases will be pretty valuable, even if the value is just sentimental.

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:

Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday