Community Activities

Kids Baking Championship

Currently casting for children ages 8-13 who love to bake. Contestants will be selected to appear on the show to participate in a series of baking challenges. Ultimately, one winner will be awarded a cash prize!

See the flyer in the grid at the bottom of this page for more information.

To apply, parents can visit:
For immediate response, feel free to contact Michelle Chan directly at 424.207.2367.

Iowa Youth Straw Poll

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

For more details on how to participate, click HERE.

Railroading Merit Badge

Once again, the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad will be offering three days this spring/summer for scouts to earn their Railroading Merit Badge during 2018. The three classes will be offered on the following Saturdays:
May 26 (filled - no more space is available)
June 2
July 7

Classes will run from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. A part of the merit badge class activities includes riding on the 1:30 pm round trip excursion trip to Fraser, IA. Registration cost is $16 for scouts & adults, which includes the ticket for the train ride. Scouts and adult leaders are asked to wear their Boy Scout dress uniform (Class A) for the day's activities.

Troops may wish to camp on Friday or Saturday night during their visit to Boone. Camping is available on the railroad museum grounds, at no charge. A gazebo, picnic tables and fire rings are located on site. Troops may wish to rent a portable toilet, at a nominal charge. The office staff can help with that arrangement. More information on this year's classes will be posted in the near future on the Boone & Scenice Valley Railroad page:

Each merit badge class will be limited to no more than 24 scouts. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. We have already filled the May 26th class. Any troop interested in participating in the two remaining classes for this year should contact Jenny at 1-800-626-0319 or She can supply the troop leaders with more specific detailed information.

The lead instructor for the three classes is Wm. E. Dolezal.

File Name Description
Kids Baking Championship Flyer Download