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Merit Badge Programs

Course List

  • Youth groups and scouts: Self-guided adventures

    Register your youth group or scout troop for a self-guided adventure at The Morton Arboretum.
  • Youth group and scouts: Guided adventures

    Share unique discoveries with your youth group or scout troop during a guided adventure at The Morton Arboretum.
  • Cub Scout Campout in the Children's Garden

    Join us for a camp–out designed especially for scouts! Pitch your tent on the lawn inside the Children’s Garden and get ready for a night filled with fun at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) Friday, September 13 through Saturday September 14, 2019, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Insect Study Merit Badge

    Spend the day observing live species of insects in their habitats while learning why they are different from other animals species at The Morton Arboretum. Two Sundays, September 22 and October 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Registration will open Tuesday, August 20, 2019.)
  • Forestry Merit Badge

    Earn your Forestry Merit badge as you create your own field book to identify local trees and shrubs by leaves, buds and bark at The Morton Arboretum. Two Saturdays, September 28 and October 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Registration will open Tuesday, August 20, 2019.)
  • Environmental Science Merit Badge

    Do experiments indoors and out at The Morton Arboretum to earn your Environmental Science Merit Badge. Two Sundays, September 15 and October 20, or Two Saturdays, October 12 and November 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Registration will open Tuesday, August 20, 2019.)
  • Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge

    Learn how to study, protect and conserve soil and water resources in this merit badge class at The Morton Arboretum. Two Sundays, October 27 and November 24, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Registration will open Tuesday, August 20, 2019.)
  • 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. (SOLD OUT) Two Sundays, December 8, 2019 and January 5, 2020, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. (Registration will open Tuesday, August 20, 2019.)
  • 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. (SOLD OUT) Two Sundays, December 8 and January 5, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or December 15 and January 12, 2019, 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. (SOLD OUT) Two Sundays, December 15 and January 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.