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The Chicagoland Lionel Railroad Club

1311 South Schoolhouse Road - Unit 4

New Lenox, IL  60451

815-485-2588

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Boy Scout Railroad Merit Badge 

Since 1998 the Chicagoland Lionel Railroad Club has partnered with the Boy Scouts of America to offer a Railroad Merit Badge. This is an official BSA merit badge where the scouts have to demonstrate through testing their knowledge of railroad operations.  The topics the scouts learn about include the following:

  • Operating

  • Mechanical

  • Engineering

  • Accounting

  • Traffic

  • Laws

  • And many others

Also included is a segment on “Operation Lifesaver”. Here the scouts learn about rail safety from a pedestrian and a driver perspective. This program is offered once a year (usually in June) and is held at the Chicagoland Lionel Railroad clubhouse. 

If you are interested in this program please have your local Boy Scout Leader contact us by email. You can do this via Contact Us

Boy Scouts earn Railroad Merit Badge

June 02, 2018

Boy Scouts earn their Railroad Merit Badge at CLRC

Boy Scouts earn Railroad Merit Badge

June 03, 2017

Boy Scouts earn Railroad Merit Badge at CLRC 

CLRC Open House for Boy Scouts

July 09, 2016

CLRC holds special Open House for the Boy Scouts to see the progress on the new layout. 

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Here are photos from the May 2016 BSA Railroad Merit Badge Meet . Also, see our May Newsletter for more details regarding this years event.