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.
  • 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 2, 2018 and January 6, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or December 9, 2018 and January 13, 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. (Fall session is SOLD OUT) Two Sundays, December 9, 2018, and January 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Winter Registration opens November 20, 2019) Two Sundays, February 3 and March 3, 2019, 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. (Fall session is sold out) Two Sundays, December 2, 2018, and January 6, 2019, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. (Winter registration opens November 20, 2019) Two Sundays, February 3 and March 3 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.