The Morton Arboretum logo

Youth group and scouts: Guided adventures

Share unique discoveries with your youth group or scout troop during a guided adventure at The Morton Arboretum.

Fill out the youth group and scouts online form.

REGISTER NOW for 2016

 

Caching the Wetlands

4th-8th grade | Year-round

Venture on an intermediate geocaching exploration while discovering the wonders of wetland ecosystems. Cool Cache is a prerequisite for this program.

 

Camping at the Cabin

As of January 1, 2016, we will no longer accept reservations for Camping at the Cabin while we improve our facilities. Similar programs may be offered in the future. Check our website each season for more details on upcoming programs.  

 

Cool Cache

4th-8th grade | Year-round
Get ready for a guided geocaching adventure using our hand-held GPS units. Learn the basics of geocaching and explore the ecosystems at the Arboretum.

 

Into the Woods and Trees

Webelos and Cadettes

Complete the requirements to earn your Into the Woods or Trees badge.  Certain activities may need to be completed with leader at future meetings.
Spring, Summer, Fall; Badge/patch not included.

 

Into the Wild

Webelos

Complete the requirements to earn your Into the Wild badge.  Certain activities may need to be completed with leader at future den meetings.
Spring, Summer, Fall; Badge/patch not included

 

Night Spies

Kindergarten-6th grade | Spring, Fall | Tuesday and Thursday evenings
Spy on nature’s night critters, find out who's croaking, prowling, hooting, and howling as you hike the moonlit trails. Please note: times vary by month - this program is offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings only; March 7:00-8:30 p.m.; April 7:45-9:15 p.m.; May 8:00-9:30 p.m.; September 7:00-8:30 p.m.; October 6:30-8 p.m.; November 5:30-7:00 p.m.

 

Tree House Tales Geocache

4th-8th grade | Spring, Summer, Fall
Discover the "tales" that trees have to tell, while undertaking a geocaching adventure to discover how to identify trees.

 

SCHEDULE AND LOCATION: 

Guided adventures are available throughout the year. Please dress for the outdoors and wear sturdy shoes. Programs are not cancelled due to inclement weather such as cold, heat, rain, or wind.

Guided adventure times: most programs are 1.5 hours

  • Afternoon adventures: Monday-Thursday, 4:15-5:45 p.m.
  • Night spies: Tuesdays and Thursdays, evenings; March 7:00-8:30 p.m.; April 7:45-9:15 p.m.; May 8:00-9:30 p.m.; September 7:00-8:30 p.m.; October 6:30-8 p.m.; November 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday mornings adventures: Saturdays, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
FEES AND ADMISSION: 

Guided adventure fees

  • $150 fee includes up to 15 scouts, 4 chaperones, and a $15 non-refundable registration fee
  • $250 fee includes 16-30 scouts, 8 chaperones, and a $15 non-refundable registration fee
  • Patches are available for purchase at time of registration and cost $4.00 each.
  • Additional chaperones are $14 per person.
  • There are no refunds for cancellations made less than 2 weeks in advance.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

CALL: Call the registrar at 630-719-2468, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

ONLINE: Fill out the youth group and scouts online form. REGISTER NOW