A decade ago we took our toddler to the IRM to meet Thomas, Annie & Clarabelle. Kids and trains are a natural combination. It’s a magic that has grown with our family in lots of ways, including model railroads and visits to lots of train museums along the way.

Venture Crew 9911 is hosting a special Scout Day at the Illinois Railway Museum on Saturday May 11, 2013. In addition to the museum, there will be lots of fun activities for Scouts of all ages, and even Girl Scouts too! Boy Scouts can work on their Railroading Merit Badge as part of the fun.

IRM is a short drive from Burlington – less than an hour if I remember correctly. It should be a fantastic outing!