Scout Merit Badge Programs

Scout Merit Badge Programs

Scouts can add a different merit badge to their sash September 2019 – June 2020 at one of our education centers. These fun, hands-on programs are for ages 10 – 17 and $30 per Scout per program ($70 for Horsemanship). 

Most programs have requirements Scouts must complete in advance and turn in at the program. Questions? Call Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center at 630-850-8112.

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Gardening-2019Gardening — 16298
Learn about the science of growing plants. Visit meritbadge.org for badge description and requirements. Complete requirements 2a and 2b (bring photos or drawings of your plantings) and requirement 8 (bring photos of your completed project) and turn them in at the start of the program. Register online or call 630-850-8110.

Sep. 14, 2019   Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook

 

Nature-2019Nature — 16299
Explore the connections between soil, plants and animal life through hands-on activities. Complete requirements 4a, 4d, 4f OR 4h (if it involves a live animal, take a picture and then release the animal), and turn them in at the start of the program. Visit meritbadge.org for badge description and requirements. Register online or call 630-850-8110.

Oct. 12, 2019   Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook

 

scout-horsemanship-badgeHorsemanship — 16304, 16305, 16306, 16307, 16308 (Parent 16300)
Learn how to safely ride and care for horses, gain an understanding of their instincts and behaviors, and discover humane and effective methods to train them. Complete requirements 1b and 4 and turn them in at the start of the program. Visit meritbadge.org for badge description and requirements. Register online or call 630-668-6012.

Oct. 27, 2019   Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton
Nov. 2, 2019   Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton
Nov. 3, 2019   Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton
Nov. 9, 2019   Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton
Nov. 10, 2019   Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton

 

Reptile-and-Amphibian-Study-2019Reptile and Amphibian Study — 16309
Learn cool and amazing facts about the snakes, turtles, lizards, frogs and salamanders that live in our neighborhoods. Visit meritbadge.org for badge description and requirements. Complete requirements 7, 8 and 9, and turn them in at the start of the program. Register online or call 630-942-6200.

Nov. 9, 2019   Willowbrook Widllife Center in Glen Ellyn

 

Mammal-Study-2019Mammal Study — 16310
Spend time in the prairie and woods learning about mammals and the features that distinguish them from other animals. Then, participate in a project to benefit mammals in DuPage.  Visit meritbadge.org for badge description and requirements. Register online or call 630-942-6200.

Dec. 14, 2019   Willowbrook Widllife Center in Glen Ellyn

 

snow-sports-badgeSnow Sports — 16311
Learn about snowshoeing, snow safety, responsible recreation, and fitness, and then complete a 2-mile hike. (If there's not enough snow for the hike, you'll need to return another day to complete the hike and requirement 7.) You must turn in completed requirements 1a, 1b, 4, 5, 6a, 6b, 6c and 6d at the start of the program. Equipment provided. Register online or call 630-850-8110.

Jan. 11, 2020   Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook

 

geology-badgeGeology — 16312
Explore the world of minerals, rocks and fossils of northeastern Illinois to complete requirement 5d. Turn in completed requirements 4a or 4b at the start of the program. Visit meritbadge.org for badge description and requirements. Register online or call 630-850-8110.

Feb. 8, 2020   Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook

 

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Animal Science — 16314, 16315 (Parent 16313)
At this working 1890s living history farm, learn the merits and uses of heritage and other livestock breeds and discuss proper planning and management. Requirement 6 will focus on the farm's Southdown sheep and lambs. Visit meritbadge.org for badge description and requirements. Turn in completed requirements 1, 2, 3 and 7 at the start of the program. Register online or call 630-850-8110.

Mar. 14, 2020   Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago

 

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Archery — 16316
Learn the basics of using a bow and arrow and proper techniques for shooting a compound bow. Equipment provided. Visit meritbadge.org for badge description and requirements. No prerequisites for program. Register online or call 630-933-7248.

Apr. 11, 2020   Blackwell Forest Preserve in  Warrenville

 

Fly-Fishing-2019Fly-Fishing — 16317
Learn fly-fishing skills from tying  your own fly to the finer points of casting. Complete the fly-fishing merit badge workbook to the best of your ability in advance, and bring it with you. Visit meritbadge.org for badge description and requirements. Register online or call 630-850-8110.

May 16, 2020   Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook

 

Insect-Study-2019Insect Study — 16318
Discover the extraordinary world of insects, and appreciate the important role they play on the planet. Learn about insect adaptations by investigating and observing live insects, and develop skills to further study these amazing creatures. Complete requirements 5a, 5b, 9 and 10, and turn them in at the start of the program. Visit meritbadge.org for badge description and requirements. Register online or at 630-850-8110.

June 13, 2020   Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook

 

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The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County offers programs for Scouts year-round. Click below to register for Scout programs.

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