Scout Badge Workshops

Scout Badge Workshops

Boy Scouts

railroading merit badge workshop
2014 date to be announced, please check back for details.

Please join us for the Railroading Merit Badge 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; they are very realistic and you will be able to complete most of the requirements during the session.

Scouts must bring a signed Blue Card from their Scoutmaster.

Prerequisites — Scouts should fill out the Railroading worksheet available at to the best of their ability before the workshop. Scouts must complete Requirement #8 – Select ONE of the following special-interest areas and complete the requirements (Model Railroading or Railfanning).

Parking is included for every registered Boy Scout — this is not a drop-off program; please plan to spend the session with your Scout. 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.