Rentals/Group Outings - Merit Badge Programs
Scouting in Northbrook Parks
Scout programs can be more fun outside, when children play and earn rewards at the same time. Plan an outdoor adventure and earn a badge or patch; you can choose from our suggestions or design your own program.
Call 847·291·2995 to make arrangements. The fee is $8 per person. Here are some ideas to get started.
Animals: Act out animal movements, sounds and characteristics.
Colors and Shapes: Use natural materials to create art on the Trail Through Time.
Earth and Sky: Get down and dirty under the sun and watch the clouds.
Earth Is Our Home: Learn how to make smart choices and plan for the future.
Eco-Explorer: Find signs of living things and their habitats on the Trail.
Movers: Go fly a kite.
Outdoor Adventurer: Hike, eat and play outside.
Plants: Find seeds and leaves and explore how plants grow on the Trail.
Science Wonders: Make sparkling crystals and learn about electricity.
Watching Wildlife: Learn about animals living on the Trail.
Water Everywhere: Learn what’s up with wetlands at the boardwalk on the Trail.
Junior Girl Scout Badges
Earth Connections: Study trees and identify local plants; see how we relate to nature.
Eco-Action: Learn how to help the environment, like planting a tree or stenciling storm drains with fish symbols and “Drains to the lake” messages.
Frosty Fun: Try snowshoeing and frozen snake races.
Local Lore: Learn Northbrook’s story as told on the Trail Through Time.
Outdoor Fun: Experience fun, fitness and food, along with campfires.
Wildlife: Go on a safari in the park and learn about creatures that share our world.
Cub Scouts, Bear Achievements and Arrow Points
Native American Life: Build a Potawatomi wigwam and play Native American games.
Nature Crafts: Make a water scope and explore the wetlands at the Trail.
Sharing Your World with Wildlife: Make a birdhouse and visit the Trail.
Take Care of Your Planet: Plant a tree and gather trail trash.
Water and Soil Conservation: Explore the unique soil in the prairie and wetland and discuss erosion and water pollution control at the Trail.
Weather: Make rain gauges and weather vanes; experience the weather on the prairie and measure humidity at the wetlands on the Trail.
Webelo Scout Badges Leading to the Cub Scout Conservation Award
Forester: Learn about tree identification and landscaping with trees.
Geologist: Discover a popular way to create crystals and study rocks and minerals.
Naturalist: Learn about local birds and their place in the web of life; discover what lives on the wetlands and why.
Outdoorsman: Enjoy an evening campfire and use the Leave No Trace Guidelines; take part in a conservation project in the park.