Railroading Merit Badge
in ONE DAY!
All Class Are Now FULL
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Check in starts 8:30 AM, Class is 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM
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Sunday, November 4, 2007
Check in starts 10:00 AM, Class is 10:30 AM to 4:15 PM
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23th Annual Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club Train Show
7th Annual offering of the Railroading Merit Badge
NC State Fair Grounds, New Multi Purpose/Exposition Building
1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC
In this class you may EARN the Railroading merit badge. This will not be a gift. You must print out this workbook which you MUST COMPLETE in order to be issued a bluecard and be awarded the badge by your troop. Requirements 1a, 1c, and 3a must be completed prior to the start of class. The remaining requirements will be covered during the classes so the Scouts will be able to complete the remainder of the workbook. There is a test at the end of the course. The workbook can be used as reference during the test. There are no partials given. If you do not get the bluecard you do not earn the badge. Scoutmasters are notified of those not completing merit badge requirements. Though rare, in the past we have had to fail a couple of Scouts who did not complete the workbook.
Register - first come, first served
Please note that the prior years Railroad Merit Badge classes have filled rapidly. Registrations will be accepted starting in October, 2007.
Scout leaders: Please do not attempt to reserve 'spaces' in the class. Reservations are not accepted for un-named Scouts. Reservations are personal commitments by Scouts who have an interest in this topic. If Scouts must later cancel because of illness or a change of plans then their slot will be filled by the next Scout I have on the waiting list. But, in the interest of not wasting seats, substitutions for last minute illnesses will be accepted at the door for an additional processing fee of one dollar. Also, bluecards are preprinted with each individual Scout's name and issued upon satisfactory course completion. If your Scout does not return with the bluecard then you should not award the badge. Questions of completion should be directed to the course registrar.
Standard BSA procedure requires SM approval before a Scout starts to work on a merit badge. That is why SMs have to sign the blue cards. Scoutmasters will be e-mailed with a roster of who has signed up from their troop. Approval will be implied unless I hear otherwise. Scoutmasters will also be asked to help me minimize no-shows by reminding the Scouts to attend or provide a timely cancelation notification to the Registrar. This courtesy reflects on the honor of the troop and Scoutmasters should want to help with this.
What you will need:
Sponsored by NRV Model RR Club
Safety class by Operation Lifesaver