All workshops take place at our Nature Center, located at 603 N. Appleton Rd. in Belvidere.

Payment must accompany registration and is non-refundable.

Scouts should bring a merit badge card to each workshop, so it can be signed by the counselor.

Registration Opens at 12:01 am on September 1, 2019

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Please note, there is a processing fee for each ticket.

Textile

January 20, 2020

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

$5 Boone County Residents

$8 Non-residents

Register Here

Leatherwork

January 20, 2020

12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

$10 Boone County Residents

$12 Non-residents

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Nature

March 25, 2020

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$8 Boone County Residents

$10 Non-residents

Prerequisite: Requirement #4h2 needs to be completed beforehand or as a follow-up project. Evidence of completion will be required.

Be prepared to go outside for part of the day.

Bring lunch and a water bottle.

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Environmental Science

August 12, 2020

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$8 Boone County Residents

$10 Non-residents

There are no prerequisites.

Be prepared to go outside for part of the day.

Bring lunch and a water bottle.

Register Here

Plant Science

October 12, 2020

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

$8 Boone County Residents

$10 Non-residents

Prerequisite:Requirement: “D” (from field botany option) needs to be completed beforehand or as a follow-up project.
Be prepared to go outside for part of the day.

Bring lunch and a water bottle.

Register Here

Merit Badge List

We have a merit badge counselor on staff for the following badges:

  • Camping
  • Nature
  • Backpacking
  • Orienteering
  • Mammal Study
  • Plant Science
  • Sustainability
  • Textile
  • Forestry
  • Bird Science
  • Hiking
  • Leatherwork
  • Indian Lore
  • Insect Study
  • Environmental Science
  • Reptile & Amphibian Study
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Soil & Water Conservation
  • Fish & Wildlife Management

See the workshop calendar above for our schedule. Workshops can be scheduled at your request for groups of at least eight guaranteed participants.

Our merit badge counselor is willing to meet with individual scouts to review completed requirements for any of the above badges if scheduled in advance.

Contact Tina Dawson tdawson@bccdil.org for more information or to be added to our mailing list.

Eagle Scout Project Opportunities

We have been the beneficiary of several amazing Eagle Scout projects and invite future Eagle Scouts to think of us when they are planning their projects.

Some things to consider:

  • Projects must fit our mission to preserve natural areas for ecological, educational, and recreational benefits.
  • Scouts should contact the BCCD at least 6 – 12 months in advance.
  • Communication will be between scout and BCCD staff.
  • BCCD staff is available for support and help with any road blocks.
  • BCCD has a list of potential projects for scouts to consider.
  • Projects vary in scope and purpose.
  • They should benefit both our human and non-human residents.

Contact Mick Johnston at mjohnston@bccdil.org or (815)547-7935.