Youth Groups and Scout Courses

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.
  • Hiking Merit Badge

    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 6, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and August 26, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 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. Friday, August 24 through Saturday August 25, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • 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. 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.
  • Forestry Merit Badge

    Earn your Forestry Merit Badge at The Morton Arboretum as you create your own field book to identify local trees and shrubs by leaves, buds and bark. Two Sundays, September 16 and October 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.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. 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.