railroading merit badge workshop
Saturday, November 4, 2017
8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Please join us for the railroading merit badge workshop at the Chicago Botanic Garden. This is a great opportunity to meet professionals in the railroad industry and learn from their experience. We will be working with model railroads as well as model railroad engineers who run the train garden here at CBG, visited by 70,000 visitors per year. Scouts must complete the Railroading Merit Badge Worksheet AND bring a signed Blue Card from their Scoutmaster.
Prerequisites: Scouts must complete the railroading worksheet available at meritbadge.org (https://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/4/47/Railroading.pdf) before the workshop.
Scouts who have not completed the worksheet will not be allowed to attend the workshop.
During the workshop, the speakers and merit badge counselor will review the worksheet as well as provide train demonstrations. We will not break for a formal lunch period, but please feel free to bring a snack that can be eaten between stations.
Parking is included for every registered Boy Scout. This program will take place on the Regenstein Learning Campus. Park in parking lot 5 or 6 and plan for a five-minute walk to the program space. If you are a group leader registering multiple children, please be sure to have at least one actively involved adult for every five Scouts and duplicate your confirmation e-mail to serve as a parking pass for drivers.