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Youth in Model Railroading

Welcome to Youth in Model Railroading!

June 2015

It is with great pleasure as President of the Cape Cod Model Railroad Club and Museum that I am able to welcome you to one of the more important and exciting elements of our club: Youth in Model Railroading (YMR).

Have you ever wondered whether there was a model railroad club where kids could actually be a real part of the club? A club where everyone could run model trains, build modules, and learn about a great hobby? Well look no further because YMR is a program designed to get YOU into the cab of the Old Colony RR Model Trains!

And there's more, lots more: YMR is a club where the leadership comes from kids, and we learn about being accountable, working in a group, and using teamwork to get results. This isn't a club for shrinking violets! You can expect to be put to work on the club layout and we often go to members houses to work on their layouts as well. So expect your train buddies to show up to work on your layout, and if you have no layout, the that's no problem either. After all, the club is a non-profit and we often receive generous donations of older layouts that are ready for repurposing as YOUR new layout!

As YMR becomes a larger club, we will come up with our own subset of rules for members about things like using the layout, safety, and borrowing from the club library. All YMR Divisions operate under an umbrella of respect and freedom from bullying and we will always promote positive values among all members. By operating under these principles, you will be given increasing responsibility within YMR and you will learn that the success of the club will very much rest on your willingness to evangelize all things trains to visitors and friends.

Already six YMR members have stepped up to take the lead in helping organize the club. Please join us at one of our meetings or stop by on a Saturday and meet Sean, Ryan, Everett, Kevin, Ethan and Drew who will tell you more about the club and where we are going! We welcome new YMR members ages 6 and over, and we will be meeting on the third Wednesday of the month at the Cape Cod Model Railroad Club and Museum.

Come join the fun! YMR has come to Cape Cod!

Yours, in railroading

Chris Hall
President, CCMRRCAM