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Cub Scouts Transportation Explorer Day

Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

When is this event?

The date of the event is March 4, 2023. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. at the Barber Junction Visitor’s Center and classes begin at 9 a.m. Classes and activities will conclude by 3 p.m.

Where is this event?

North Carolina Transportation Museum
1 Samuel Spencer Dr,
Spencer, N.C. 28159

704-636-2889
www.nctransportationmuseum.org

What does this event include?

This event includes:

  • Admission to the N.C. Transportation Museum
  • Flag ceremony
  • Hands-on activities related to Cub Scout Belt Loops with a connection to transportation
  • A 25-minute train ride around the site on our historic railcars
  • Experience a ride on the 1924 turntable
  • Museum scavenger hunt
  • Free time to explore exhibits
  • Event patch
  • Hot Dog Lunch
How much does this event cost?
  • $30 for cub or leader
  • $20 for adults
What's the schedule of the event?

Check-in is from 8:00-8:30 a.m. at the Barber Junction Visitor’s Center.
Saturday morning starts with a flag-raising ceremony at 8:45 a.m. Cubs will be assigned to morning or afternoon class sessions, train rides, lunch at the picnic shelters, and time to explore the museum.

What are your COVID-19 Protocols?

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Face masks are optional for the train ride and in all areas of the N.C. Transportation Museum. As COVID-19 protocols can change, visitors to the N.C. Transportation Museum must follow requirements in effect at the time of their visit.

What Belt Loop Requirements will be covered?

For Lions

Belt Loop Requirement
Animal Kingdom 1-2
On Your Mark 1;3 Outing 1-2
Ready, Set, Grow 1-3 Outing: 1

 

For Tiger

Belt Loop Requirement
Games Tigers Play 1a-1c; 2
Floats and Boats 1-3; 5-7
Rolling Tigers 1-9
Safe and Smart 3-6; 8-9

 

For Wolf

Belt Loop Requirements
Howling at the Moon 1
Running with the Pack 2-4, 6
Code of the Wolf 4a-4b
Spirit of the Water 1-4

 

For Bear

Belt Loop Requirements
Fur, Feathers, and Ferns 6-7
Paws for Action 2a-2b; 3a-3c
Bear Picnic Basket 1-3
Salmon 1; 3-7

 

For Webelos

Belt Loop Requirements
Cast Iron Chef 1a;b – 3
First Responders 1-8
Aquanaut 1-3; 7-8
Is lunch included?

Hot dog lunch with chips, dessert, and drink is provided. It is recommended to bring morning and afternoon snacks along with water bottles. Additional hot dogs can be purchased at $2.50 each. 

What if it rains?
This event will be held rain or shine. Most activities are indoors, but there is walking between buildings.  Please dress for the weather.
How do I register?

Please call the museum at 980-305-6274 or 980-305-6271 to speak with one of our ticket agents, who can register your Pack. We can take credit card payments over the phone or your troop can pay by check. Payment must be received no later than September 28, 2022. Please make checks out to NCTMF. Checks can be mailed to:

N.C. Transportation Museum
411 S. Salisbury Ave.
Spencer, NC 28159
Attn: June Hall

What is the refund policy?

We do not offer refunds or exchanges unless Cub Scouts Day itself is canceled or rescheduled due to weather or COVID-19.

If Cub Scouts Day is canceled, we will offer an alternative date. We will offer refunds for 30 days after the alternative date is announced; after that, we cannot give refunds.

Additional Questions?

Please contact June Hall at june.hall@ncdcr.gov or 980-305-6274 or Will Tate at william.tate@ncdcr.gov
or 980-305-6271.