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.  In this merit badge class we will explore local government structures. We will explore government services as well as how to exercise your role in being a good citizen. Homework is necessary between classes.

Instructor: education program guide
Notes: Homework is required between sessions. This class is designed for boy scouts working on their merit badge requirements. Limit 14. Open to ages 11-17.
Required Reading: Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Booklet

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Schedule and Location

(SOLD OUT) Two Sundays, December 9, 2018, and January 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$35.00 member
$42.00 nonmember

Registration Information

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.

Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.