The B&O Railroad Museum is proud to join the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland as a Partner Program in offering badge and patch programs at the museum throughout the year. Designed for all levels of Girl Scouts, our programs will tie into the science, technology and history of the B&O Railroad. Choose one of the below scheduled programs or plan private program for your troop.

Girls Scouts of Central Maryland Partner Program 

Our Girl Scout programs are designed to help every girl discover their passions, strengthen their confidence and see themselves in the B&O Railroad. 

As a Girl Scouts Council Sponsored Go Partner, we’ll be offering monthly themed programs for the 2022-2023 season for Girl Scouts of select levels, depending on the program. We have a bunch of activities on the agenda and, of course, train rides on the schedule. Bring the whole Troop or come individually to meet fellow Girl Scouts from other troops! 

Girl Scouts: $20 (plus $5 fee for badge)  
Adults: $12   
Troop Leaders: Free 

To register: check back for links as registration becomes available or visit the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s Events.  


2022-2023 Schedule: 

Uncovering the B&O’s Connection to the Underground Railroad 

Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 10 AM – 12 PM
Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors and Girl Scouts Friends & Family 
In this program, Scouts will learn the stories of freedom seekers who interacted with the B&O Railroad on their journey to freedom. Explore our new Underground Railroad exhibit and reflect on the history with an art activity. Each Scout will receive a fun patch for participation in the program. 

Thanksgiving Celebration! Challenge

Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 10 AM – 12 PM
Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors and Girl Scouts Friends & Family 
In this program, Scouts will learn about the B&O Railroad’s role in transporting your favorite Thanksgiving foods. Scouts will work together to plan Thanksgiving dinner on a budget before creating a holiday treat to eat during a train ride on the Mile One Express. Each Scout will receive a fun patch for participation in the program. 

Design a Winter Village! Challenge

Wednesday, December 28, 2022, 10 AM-12 PM
Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Girl Scouts Friends & Family 
Scouts will practice their city-planning skills by working together to create miniature towns complete with public buildings, roads, safety features, and, of course, a railroad! Each Scout will receive a fun patch for participation in the program. 

Automotive 1: Design Badge

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 10 AM-12 PM 
Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors 
Scouts will complete the requirements for the Automotive 1: Design badge by learning about the history of travel, sketching their own transportation design, and creating that design with provided materials. Automotive 1: Design badge will be provided. 

Automotive 2: Engineering Badge

Monday, February 20, 2023, 10 AM-12 PM
Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors 
Scouts will complete the requirements for the Automotive 2: Engineering badge by learning about simple machines and fuel sources before sketching, building and racing their own transportation designs! Automotive 2: Design badge will be provided. 

Eco-Friendly Art at the B&O

Saturday, March 18, 2023, 10 AM-12 PM 
Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and Girl Scouts Friends & Family 
Scouts will learn all about the railroad’s impact on the environment in this fun Saturday morning program. Spend the day learning about the railroad and what we can do to help our environment while you work on an art project using only recycled materials! Each Scout will receive a fun patch for participation in the program. 

Protect the Egg! Challenge 

Monday, April 10, 2023, 10 AM-12 PM 
Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, Girl Scouts Friends & Family 
Scouts will work in small groups to create vehicles that can transport an egg at high speed without breaking! This event concludes with a ride on the Mile One Express. Admission to the B&O Railroad Museum is included with registration. Each Scout will receive a fun patch for participation in the program. 

Mechanical Engineering: Crane Badge 

Saturday, May 6, 2023, 10 AM-12 PM
Juniors, Girl Scouts Friends & Family 
Scouts will complete the requirements for the Mechanical Engineering: Crane badge by learning about simple and compound machines and using that knowledge to create a working crane out of Legos. This event concludes with a ride on the Mile One Express. Each Scout will receive a mechanical engineering: crane badge for participation in the program. 

Mechanical Engineering: Fling Flyer Badge

Saturday, June 10, 2023, 10 AM-12 PM
Brownies, Girl Scouts Friends & Family 
Scouts will complete the requirements for the Mechanical Engineering: Fling Flyer badge by learning about how forces affect flight. They will then design, build and test their own Fling Flyers! This adventure will end with a ride on the Mile One Express. Each Scout will receive a mechanical engineering: fling flyer badge for participation in the program.


Plan a private program for your troop 

Use the form below to request a private troop program: 

(can choose any of the programs being offered on the yearly schedule)

For more information

Please contact our education department at Edu@BORail.org.  

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Ransom007
Anaheim, CA

The roundhouse was my favorite part, because it gives a true feel for what goes on in a roundhouse—the cars are stationary, but seeing the actual tracks is eye-opening.

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