Scouts Merit Badge Visits
To the Chattanooga Society of Model Engineers, Inc.
At the Eagle Point Railroad in Dunlap, TN
Boy Scouts - Working for the Railroading Merit Badge
The Chattanooga Society of Model Engineers, Inc. and the Eagle Point
Railroad will assist Scouts who are working to earn the Railroad Merit
badge and have completed much of the required worksheet prior to
your visit. We are not a merit badge center, so you need to do
research on your worksheet and fill in answers as much as you can before
coming and then we can help explain railroading questions you may need
During your visit, we usually have members on hand who are past or present
railroad employees or railroad historians to interview.
We have examples of most locomotive and railroad car types that Scouts
need to identify.
We will cover railroad safety, Operation Lifesaver, the importance
railroads played in US history, the purpose and importance of railroads
We will cover train signals and traniman flagging.
We have a "timesaver" switching workshop (requirement #8) where as the
conductor, you control train movements to actually switch cars.
Visit will include a 3-mile train ride along with a tour of our train
storage facilities, which include a working roundhouse. You will also see
the shop where we build track and switches for the railroad. There is
often an ongoing project in progress.
Boy Scout Railroading Merit Badge Requirements
Boy Scout Railroading Merit Badge Worksheet
Timesaver Conductor's Worksheet|