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 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. (SOLD OUT) Two Sundays, December 9, 2018, and January 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Girl Scout Camp Out in the Children's Garden

    Join us for a camp-out designed especially for scouts at The Morton Arboretum. This camp out has MOVED TO SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. due to the threat or heavy rains.
  • Insect Study Merit Badge

    Spend the day at The Morton Arboretum observing live species of insects in their habitats while learning why they are different from other animals species. (CANCELED) Two Sundays, September 9 and October 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Cub Scout Campout in the Children's Garden (6-11 years)

    Join us for a camp–out designed especially for scouts at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, September 14 through Saturday September 15, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge

    Learn how to study, protect and conserve soil and water resources in this merit badge class at The Morton Arboretum. (CANCELED) Two Sundays, September 30 and November 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Environmental Science Merit Badge

    Do experiments indoors and out at The Morton Arboretum to earn your Environmental Science Merit Badge. Two Sundays, September 23 and October 28, or Two Sundays, October 7 and November 11, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 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. (SOLD OUT) Two Sundays, December 2, 2018, and January 6, 2019, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • 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.