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Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge

Schedule and Location


Two Sundays, February 3 and March 3, 2019, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center


Two Thursdays, May 23  and June 20, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$35.00 member
$42.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

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.  In this merit badge class we will explore local government structures. We will explore government services as well as how to exercise your role in being a good citizen. Homework is necessary between classes.

Course number



Education program guide

Course Details

  • Notes: Homework is required between sessions. This class is designed for boy scouts working on their merit badge requirements. Limit 14. Open to ages 11-17.
  • Required Reading: Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Booklet

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