Boy Scouts of America
Exhibit and Interpretative Design
fd2s created a comprehensive wayfinding and interpretive exhibits program for the Sea Scout Base in Galveston. The program supports the facility’s goals of encouraging environmentalism through discovery, supporting conservation through action, and reinforcing Scouting traditions in a way that also connects with a broader audience.
A focal point of the signage program is an interpretive wall in the five-story, 60,000-square-foot dormitory building. Constructed from wood salvaged from the Elissa, a floating historic landmark from the Texas Seaport Museum, this visual centerpiece showcases Galveston Island, the project’s sustainability initiatives, and the principles of Scouting. The installation played an essential part in the project earning a LEED platinum designation for its commitment to environmental education and to using sustainable materials throughout the built environment.
Sea Scout Base’s grounds include a ship-shaped chapel, a pool large enough to accommodate swimming tests and scuba certification, dock spaces for a fleet of sail and powerboats, and other amenities. Throughout the site, fd2s deployed maritime and environmental teaching displays that create opportunities for discovery. The team also made ample use of the rich repository of symbols and iconography from the sailing and Scouting worlds.