Boy Scout Railroading Merit Badge Program

Each year, the Piedmont Division sponsors four hands-on Boy Scout merit badge days each year.

An instructor to scout ratio of one to three, an average station size of six, and personalized instruction at our hands-on program enables scouts to fulfill sufficient requirements to earn the merit badge in one day. On April 16, 2016, our registered BSA counselors helped the 1,000th scout earn his Railroading Merit Badge through our program.

Scout leaders and parents will also learn about railroading as they escort scouts to each station. Our host locations provide the perfect environment for scouts to earn their merit badge as they learn about railroad history and run model trains.

Programs are held at:

If you are a scout leader interested in accompanying your scouts through our program or a scout with an interest in railroading, please contact our Boy Scout Merit Badge Chairman at scouts@piedmont-div.org for more information. Spots are limited and typically fill up quickly.

If you are a Piedmont Division member interested in becoming a counselor, please contact Howard Goodwin at horn69@bellsouth.net.  Your time counts towards your AP Volunteer Certificate.