The N.C. Transportation Museum's Boy Scout Rail Camp, the largest event of its type in the nation, is now offered in two separate sessions. Summer and Fall editions of the popular event will be offered to accomodate the huge numbers of troops who wish to participate.
The event includes three days and two nights spent on the museum grounds. Ttroops will set up camp on our 57 acre property Friday night. Saturday entails a scavenger hunt, while scouts dedicate the afternoon to earning their Railroading Merit Badge.
Troops will also tour the museum and take a train ride around the museum’s 57 acres of history.
Troops will learn how a diesel-electric locomotive develops power, how to identify different types of railcars, the importance of railroad signals and railroad safety. Troops will also learn about modern railroad companies and planning a trip by rail.
Boy Scout Rail Camp is also a great opportunity for scouts to interact, camping alongside each other and working together to earn their Railroading Merit Badges. Flag raising and lowering ceremonies and a campfire program are also part of the fun.
If you have questions, contact Rail Camp Cooordinator Lucas Safrit at 704-636-2889 ext. 258 or email Lucas Safrit.