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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 and is held at the Chicagoland Lionel Railroad clubhouse. 

The next BSA Railroad Merit Badge will be June 1st 2024 at our Club House. Contact Herb Koch at 708-577-3156 or at for the details. 

2019 CLRC BSA RR Merit Badge pic 1.JPG
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