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May 13-15, 2016
Illinois Railway Museum Camporee

Illinois Railway Museum Council Camporee


Illinois Railway Museum
Blackhawk Area Council


Scout Day 2016 - May 13-15 2016

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WHAT: What is Scout Day at the Illinois Railway Museum 2016?

An outdoor encampment for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, Venturers, and their leaders. The Encampment will feature IRM grounds and equipment and displays. More than 2,000 Webelos, Boy Scouts and Ventures will encamp Jamboree style, on the grounds of the museum from Friday night through Sunday. They will be joined by an estimated 1,000 scouts and family members on Saturday for a day of exciting interactive activities.

WHO: Who is invited to attend?

Scout Days at the IRM is open to all registered Scouts and their families, general public.

WHERE: Where is Scout Day taking place?

The grounds of America’s largest railroad museum, the Illinois Railway Museum. The Museum is located in Union, Illinois.

WHEN:  When does the fun take place?

May 13, 14 and 15 2016; Friday Evening through Sunday Morning. Most of the activities and displays will occur on Saturday 9:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

Saturday Visitor Option:  Saturday May 14, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Come join us for a full day of fun and excitement! Any registered Scout and their family is welcome to attend. Come with your Pack, Troop, Crew, or come as a family.  Just make sure you are there! (Girl Scout siblings and parent leaders are encouraged to wear their uniforms, too!) Food vendors are available throughout the day.

Overnight Camping Option:  Friday May 13 - Sunday Morning May 15

Camping Overnight is available for all Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews. Webelos Scouts may camp with a Boy Scout Troop. Units will camp in jamboree style sites, with scouts from all twelve counties of the Blackhawk Area Council and surrounding Councils intermingled in each sub-camp. Venture Crews will be assigned to a separate sub-camp.

COST: What does the event cost?

Saturday Visitor Option: 

Cost for Saturday Visitor Participants: $10.00 per person

Saturday Only Participants Receive: IRM—Scout Day Encampment Patch, Admission to all Museum, attractions, activities and displays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Overnight Camping Option:

Cost for Overnight Participants: $20.00 per person

Overnight Participants Receive:  IRM—Scout Day Encampment Patch, Admission to all Museum, attractions, activities and displays, Saturday Night Movie in the yard,  Evening Train Ride, Sunday morning Worship Service


Program Highlights:

Static Displays of buses, trolley, trains and equipment through the ages.

€*Train Rides   *Electric Bus  *Railroad Merit Badge€  *Ga-Ga Ball  *Operation Life Saving€  *Rail Spike Driving€  *Old Time Signal Display€  *Coupling Reply  *TOOT ‘n Trestle Train town€  *450 pieces Railroad equipment€  *Blacksmithing€  *Evening Train Ride€  *Climbing tower  *RC WW II tanks and cars  *Model railroad€   *Archery shooting€  *Evening Movie Area Show€€  *Entertainment€  *Fire equipment displays€  *Dutch oven cooking demonstration  *Cub Scout, Boy Scout, & Venturing Related Activities  *K9-Police demonstrations  *Geocaching/GPS  *Water Bottle Rockets€  *Railroad Tie Cutting and lots more fun!!!!

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