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Children and Family Programs

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge

Earn your Citizenship in the Community merit badge at The Morton Arboretum.

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How much do you know about the 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 the group will explore local government structures. Participants will explore government services as well as how to exercise your role in being a good citizen. Homework is necessary between classes.

This program meets in person at The Morton Arboretum.

Instructor: education program guide, The Morton Arboretum

Age: 11 to 17 years old


Education program guide, The Morton Arboretum

What to Know

  • Required Reading: Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Booklet
  • Homework is required between sessions. This class is designed for Boy Scouts working on their merit badge requirements.
  • Held indoors and outdoors.
  • Dress for the weather and wear comfortable, sturdy shoes.
  • Be prepared to walk less than a mile on paved surfaces.
  • Bring a notebook and pen.


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