Due to the success of Boy Scout Rail Camp, the N.C. Transportation Museum will now be offering its first ever Girl Scout Rail Camp. Girl Scouts and leaders of every level are invited to camp on the museum’s 60-acre site, while earning the “Historic Spencer Shops Railroad Heritage” Girl Scout patch.

Activities on site during the weekend include a scavenger hunt, hand car/motor car rides, tours of the museum’s restoration facility, and a “Living Museum” event in the Bob Julian Roundhouse Friday night. Attending Girl Scouts will also be able to tour the museum and take a train ride.

In working toward the “Historic Spencer Shops Railroad Heritage” patch, Girl Scouts will learn about the history of the Southern Railway and Spencer Shops, how steam, diesel, and electric locomotives work, the purpose of different rail cars, the impact that women had of the railroad industry, and of course, railroad safety.

Girl Scout Rail Camp is a great opportunity for scouts to interact, camp alongside each other, and work together to earn advancement. Flag raising and lowering ceremonies and a campfire program are also part of the fun.

For any questions regarding Girl Scout Rail Camp, please contact NCTM Scouting Coordinator Lucas Safrit at 704-636-2889 Ext. 258 or lucas.safrit@ncdcr.gov or check out the FAQ page below.

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