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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.
  • Learn how to study, protect and conserve soil and water resources in this merit badge class at The Morton Arboretum. Two Sundays, October 22 and December 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • 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 3 and January 7, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or December 10 and January 14, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • 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 10 and January 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or Two Sundays, February 4 and March 4, 2018, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • 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 3 and January 7, 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., or Two Sundays, February 4 and March 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Explore the geology at The Morton Arboretum while earning your merit badge. Sunday, February 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum and learn all about geocaching. Two Sundays, March 18, and April 22, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.