Indian Lore

Indian Lore Merit Badge

Burpee is offering In-Person and Virtual Merit Badges

In this class, scouts will earn their Indian Lore Merit Badge.  

Scouts will earn this Badge by spending time in the Museum’s Native American exhibits and interacting with artifacts from the collection either virtually or in-person.  They will learn about Native Americans of our area from a registered Boy Scout Indian Lore Merit Badge Counselor. Spend time in a recreated wigwam, learn how members of tribes historically provided for food, shelter and clothing, and make a leather craft to learn Native American activities and traditions.

Pre-registration & prepayment are required to attend.

To Register:

Call 815-965-3433 to register, or register online 


Scout Participant $15

Scout Leaders Attend FREE, extra adults/siblings $6.00 each. 

In-Person Dates:

January 28th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


April 1st, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Virtual Dates:

April 4th, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Please Note:

Burpee does not provide patches/badges.  In Person check-in starts 15 minutes before the program start time, please plan to be here early so we can start on time.  On-line check in starts 5 min before the program start time.  Please plan to log in early so we can start on time.

Cancellation/refund policy:

If cancellation is received 10 clear days ahead of the date a refund less 20% will be issued. Please be aware that we sometimes have to cancel a program because it did not reach the minimum registration requirement – Don’t wait until the last minute to sign up or your program may already be cancelled! Burpee Museum reserves the right to limit registrations and cancel any program for any reason. Every effort will be made to contact participants

All programs presented online and at Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61103