Merit Badge Programs

  • Register your youth group or scout troop for a self-guided adventure at The Morton Arboretum.
  • Share unique discoveries with your youth group or scout troop during a guided adventure at The Morton Arboretum.
  • Earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum and learn all about geocaching. Two Sundays, March 19, and May 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. .
  • Do experiments indoors and out at The Morton Arboretum to earn your Environmental Science Merit Badge. Hike through the west side of the Arboretum to study the environment and then design a construction plan to complete your environmental impact statement. (Sold Out) Two Sundays, April 2 and April 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Explore The Morton Arboretum’s unique flora and fauna and discover why some species need to be protected. (Canceled) Two Saturdays, April 8 and May 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Earn your Plant Science Merit Badge at The Morton Arboretum while discovering the wonderful world of botany. (Canceled) Two Sundays, April 9 and May 7, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Earn your Weather Merit Badge as you explore meteorology and discuss how weather affects the economy and our daily lives at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Study the characteristics, behavior, and significance of birds as you earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Let miles of walking trails at The Morton Arboretum roll beneath your feet as you experience and discover the wonders of nature and earn your Hiking Merit Badge. Two Sundays, May 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and August 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.