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Hiking Merit Badge

Schedule and Location

Two Sundays, May 5, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and September 8, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$50.00 member
$58.00 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

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. Keep your body and mind in shape as you explore and gather information with your senses.

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Course Details

  • Notes: One 10-mile hike will be completed at the Arboretum. All other hikes will be the responsibility of the participant. 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: Hiking Merit Badge Booklet

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