Railroading Badge - Online

Scouts who are working on the Railroading badge find out how trains are used to move freight and passengers. They learn about the history of railroading and consider the safety aspects of trains. The requirements for this badge can be fulfilled by model railroading or railfanning. Scouts can either use model railroads to investigate the topic further or they can learn more about scenic and historic railways.


Interactive Online Badges are Open to ALL Scouts in ANY Council. We also welcome youth 11-17 interested in Scouting to join a class. This class is taught with a LIVE instructor and the class is interactive.

Please read the description before registering.

The EPIC Difference:

  • Classes taught by registered Badge Counselors who are experts in their field
  • All Epic Badge Counselors have current YPT Certification
  • Dedicated support team to provide prompt answers before, during and after your class
  • Class sizes are limited to 20 scouts to support an engaging and interactive learning environment, and to allow each Scout the opportunity to demonstrate completion of EACH requirement

Class Preparation

Scouts are expected to come prepared with answers to requirements to the best of their ability.

  • A Positive Scouting Focus and Attitude!
  • You will need a laptop or desktop computer, high-speed internet access, a web camera, and a microphone to participate in the live online class.
  • A day prior to class, we will send a ZOOM link to the email address you registered with. This email will come from info@epicbadges.com
  • Test ZOOM at least one day prior to class.
  • Log-in 10 minutes before your scheduled class time. Classes start on time.
  • Class A Uniform is requested to be worn during this Online Badge Class.
  • Bring supporting documentation of project work pertinent to this badge which may also include a Badge Workbook for reference with notes.
  • The Badge pamphlet is full of useful information and will help you successfully complete the requirements. It provides solutions and gives direction on where to find the answers to earn this Badge. If you are unable to get a pamphlet, you may also use online and other resources to complete the requirements where appropriate.
  • It is unacceptable to come unprepared. You may use a Badge Workbook as a learning aid to help you prepare. Scouts are NOT required to use this learning aid in order to complete the badge.
  • We will email you a digital Blue Card once you successfully complete all requirements. However, a Blue Card is not COMPLETE until your Unit Leader signs it. We recommend receiving approval to take the course. Once we send you the Blue Card pass it to your Unit Leader for final signatures - digital or ink? That is up to your Unit Leader.
  • If you do not complete all of your requirements you will be given an incomplete or "partial" Blue Card and have until before your 18th birthday to complete any requirements. We highly recommend you complete the requirements sooner than later. We will support you until your requirements are complete. This part is the responsibility of the Scout.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Karon Bowser
What a great class!

Hooray! This was a great class! My son, Cole - a 14yo Life Scout, has had some unimpressive virtual merit badge classes since the pandemic began. He was quite hesitant to agree to take this one because his last virtual MB with another council had an unresponsive MB counselor once the Zoom class ended. Cole really enjoyed working on this MB. He said he learned so much about trains and railways. He was very happy that the main MB counselor sent out all the pertinent information/videos before class and there was so much collaboration with the scouts and the counselors. Cole has been on trains and has had a bit of a passing interest but now he is really excited about model railroads and railfanning. Way to go Epic Badges - you certainly hit a home run with this MB class and my scout. Thank you for a positive learning experience. We will definitely recommend your site and especially this MB to our troop!