Law Merit Badge Seminar

About the Seminar

Following the requirements of the Law Merit Badge booklet, the judges and staff address the differences between civil and criminal laws, the origin of law, the development of the jury system, the Justinian Code and the Magna Carta, and famous trials in history. Actual judges preside over a mock trial with the Scouts serving as members of the jury. A guided tour of the Lake County Jail, Courthouse and a presentation of the Lake County Sheriff's Canine Unit, normally round out the day. Vending is available.
Law Merit Badge

Event Details

  • When: March 2nd, 2024
  • Time: 8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Who: Registration is limited to 120 Scouts
  • Location: Lake County Courthouse, 18 N County Street, Waukegan
  • Parking: Free Parking in the Garage located on the North Side of the Courthouse will be open.
  • Entrance: Entrance through the Main Entrance located off the Parking Garage. - Look for the signs!


The following requirements must be completed prior to the event:

  1. Read the Law Merit Badge Booklet – Most up to date booklet can be found here
  2. Bring a completed Blue Merit Badge Card to class – Must be signed by your Scoutmaster
  3. Highly recommended to be a 1st Class Scout or higher prior to the event
  4. Submit a completed Registration Form by February 23rd, 2024 to
  5. Registration is now OPEN! Registration Forms are available by clicking HERE.

For more information, please email Taylor Jaffe at, call at 847.377.3724, or the Scouts of America website.