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Scout Programs

We offer Scout programs from Sept. 1 through June 1. Most are available weekday afternoons or weekends by request with at least three weeks advanced registration.

To register for a program, complete the form at the bottom of this page. Programs are booked on a first-come, first-served basis and fill up quickly, so we encourage troops to book as soon as possible. 

Payment is due one week prior to your scheduled program, and there are no refunds for absent Scouts or for cancellations or changes in headcount made less than one week before your program.

If you have questions, please call our registration specialist at 630-933-7247.    

Girl Scout Programs

Cub Scout Programs

Scout Merit Badge Programs

Scouts can work towards a different badge the second Saturday of each month September – June. These fun, hands-on programs are for ages 10 – 17 and are $30 per Scout per program. See more about the Scout merit badge program.

Eagle Scout & Gold Award Projects

The Eagle Scout and Gold Award programs are closed until early 2024, as we update the programs and Scout project list. Those interested in pursuing an Eagle Scout or Gold Award project with the Forest Preserve District should contact Volunteer Services at 630-933-7233 after Feb. 1, 2024. We look forward to working with you soon!

Self-Guided Courses

We also offer self-guided courses for Scout outings. To reserve equipment (and get your free permit if your group has more than 25 people), call Visitor Services at 630-933-7248

Frequently Asked Questions

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