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Pacific Coast Region NMRA Annual Convention

CLEAR to the Coast 2020

Co-sponsored by Western Railway Museum
April 30 – May 3, 2020
Concord, California

Boy Scouts of America Railroading Merit Badge

Clear to the Coast 2020 PCR Convention is pleased to provide a special clinic for Boy Scouts that wish to earn the Railroading merit badge. Scouts can complete all the requirements of the badge at this clinic.

When is the clinic?

Saturday, May 2, 2020, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Where is the clinic?

Crowne Plaza Concord / Walnut Creek, 45 John Glenn Drive, Concord, California, 94520. (MAP)

Who are the counselors?

Scouters registered as Railroading merit badge counselors.

What is the cost?

The cost to scouts is $2 toward the purchase of a 'goodie bag'.

What should parents do before the clinic?

Register their scout by sending an email to the convention registrar, Lawrence Crowl, also a scouter. Please include the scout's name, troop number, and council.

What should parents do on the day of the clinic?

Ensure either that you accompany your scout or that you send them with adults that are registered with the BSA and have Youth Protection Training. Two-deep leadership applies.

What should scouts do before the clinic?

Borrow or purchase a Railroading merit badge pamphlet. You can find the pamphlet online, but printing it will likely cost more than buying it from your local Scout store.

Read the pamphlet.

Download and print the merit badge worksheet (Word format) (PDF format) Get Adobe Reader DC Download icon

Obtain a merit badge 'blue card'.

What should scouts do on the day of the clinic?

Bring your Railroading merit badge pamphlet with you.

Bring your Railroading merit badge worksheet with you.

Bring your merit badge 'blue card' with you.

Bring $2 to cover the cost of the clinic. You do not need to pay for admission to the convention.

Wear your uniform! We have a $.50 fine not wearing your uniform.

Do not forget to take your 'goodie bag' with you!

What should counselors do before the clinic?

Make sure that your registration as a merit badge counselor is current.

Make sure that your youth protection training is current.

Register yourself by sending e-mail to the convention registrar, Lawrence Crowl. Please include your name, unit and council.

What should counselors do on the day of the clinic?

You do not need to pay for admission to the convention.

Wear your uniform!

See you in Concord!


Ed Slintak, Boy Scout Merit Badge Program Chairman


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