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Merit Badge Programs

Course List

  • Youth group and scouts: Guided adventures

    Share unique discoveries with your youth group or scout troop during a guided adventure at The Morton Arboretum.
  • Youth groups and scouts: Self-guided adventures

    Following state recommendations to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), this program has been cancelled. For refund and more information, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness and Prevention webpage.
  • Environmental Science Merit Badge

    Do experiments indoors and out at The Morton Arboretum to earn your Environmental Science Merit Badge. Two Saturdays, November 7 and December 5, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge

    How much do you know about your national government? In this merit badge class, held at The Morton Arboretum, explore the three branches of our national government. Two Sundays, December 6, 2020 and January 3, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or Two Sundays, December 20, 2020 and January 17, 2021, 2021, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge

    How much do you know about government where you live? Just as ecosystems within The Morton Arboretum are a complex web, you live in a complex web of government units. Sundays December 20, 2020 and Sunday, January 17, 2021,0 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or Two Sundays, January 31, 2021 and February 28, 2021, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Citizenship in the World Merit Badge

    Learn what it takes to be a good citizen in the world. Compare the rights we have in the United States with the rights of two other countries. Two Sundays, December 6, 2020 and Sunday, January 3, 2021, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., or Two Sundays, January 31, 2021 and February 28, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Geology Merit Badge

    Explore the geology at The Morton Arboretum while earning your merit badge. Use a topographic map to determine elevation. Sunday, February 7, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Geocaching Merit Badge

    Earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum and learn all about geocaching. Learn all about using handheld GPS units, strengthen your map and compass skills, find geocaches at the Arboretum, and discover local geocaches. Two Sundays, March 21, and April 18, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.