All new program sponsored by the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society! Complete all requirements for the Chemistry Merit Badge in a single session workshop. The session includes lecture and laboratory experience.

You will get to interview a chemist in a small group setting during a pizza lunch. Choose one of three locations, the North Central College in Naperville or Oakton Community College in Des Plaines or College of Lake County in Vernon Hills (NEW LOCATION). Scouts must obtain and read the Chemistry Merit Badge Book prior to the workshop. Registration opens August 1 and is open to all councils. Instructions and worksheet will be sent prior to the workshop for each boy registered. There are a limited number of scouts allowed each location so please register early. Deadline for registration is September 15 (no exceptions this year).

  • September 23, 2017 at North Central College 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • October 14, 2017 at Oakton Community College 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • October 28, 2017 at College of Lake County (Southlake Campus) 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $20 per scout

The fee covers supplies and lunch. This fee is non-refundable.
Please contact Fran Kravitz, Coordinator of the Chemistry Merit Badge, Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society for any additional questions at 630-293-4122 or by email at