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Linn Merit Badge University

Linn Merit Badge University
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7/13/2018 12:00 PM
1 Technology Drive
Linn, MO 65051, US
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Troop 17 Linn Merit Badge University

Saturday, July 28, 2018

On the Campus of State Technical College of Missouri in Linn, MO


SCHEDULE:  Troop Check-in: 8:00 a.m.; Opening Ceremony: 8:30 a.m.; Classes Begin: 9:00 a.m.  Classes End: 3:30 p.m.   

COST:  $16 if registered by the early-bird deadline of July 6, 2018.  This includes scout lunch, event patch, merit badge cards, and materials needed for the class.  After July 6, 2018, all registrations will be considered late and be accessed an additional $5 late fee.  Leaders and Parents may pre-purchase a lunch online for $7 at the same time as you register the scouts.  NO registrations will be accepted after July 13, 2018, including the day of the event.

REGISTRATIONRegistration for all merit badge classes will occur online at beginning April 9, 2018.

CAMPING AVAILABLE:  Linn Lions Club Fairgrounds, located across Highway 50 from State Technical College of Missouri if you want to camp on Friday and/or Saturday night at no charge, with water and restroom facilities available.  Let us know if you plan to camp and which nights so we know who is camping and we can be sure everything is unlocked.  Please be considerate of other troops when camping and follow the principles of Leave No Trace.

WHAT TO BRING:  All Scouts are expected to bring merit badge booklet and workbook, pencil, paper, any supplemental resources to aide them in completing the merit badge to class and any completed prerequisite requirements.  Booklets and workbooks will not be provided.  Workbooks are available at

PREREQUISITESScouts who are enrolled in merit badges with prerequisites must complete these requirements prior to arriving the day of the event.  If a Scout has not completed the prerequisites, he will not complete the merit badge and will receive a partial which will require follow up with a counselor after the event.  Please see pages 2-3 for a complete listing of all merit badge prerequisites.

DRESS CODEAll Scouts are required to be in their Field (Class A) Uniform during the entirety of the event unless otherwise stated in the prerequisites and must conduct themselves by the Scout Oath and Law at all times.

MERIT BADGE CLASSESWe are excited to partner with State Technical College of Missouri and a number of our community volunteer’s again this year to bring you the following merit badge classes.  The classes will be limited in size and filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Eagle required classes are shown in bold letters.

NOTE: *Indicates a half-day class. Scouts taking half-day courses must take a morning AND an afternoon half-day class.

**Indicates three classes in one.  It is taken as one collective group and each merit badge will be tied together and all three earned that day.

American Business *(a.m.)

Crime Prevention/Fingerprinting/Traffic Safety**

Home Repairs

American Culture *(p.m.)

Digital Technology


Animal Science

Dog Care





Automotive Maintenance





Personal Fitness *(a.m.)


Emergency Preparedness

Personal Management

Chess *(a.m. & p.m.)



Citizenship in the Community

Fire Safety


Citizenship in the Nation

First Aid


Citizenship in the World

Fish and Wildlife Management

Stamp Collecting *(p.m.)





Geology *(a.m. & p.m.)




Wilderness Survival


Questions concerning the Linn Merit Badge University may be directed to:

Debbie Backes: or 573-680-0033

Merit Badge Prerequisites

Scouts enrolled in the following merit badges must complete the prerequisites before the  day of the event and bring proof of completion to the class (i.e. the actual work which was completed or prerequisites completed in the actual workbook and brought with them).

American Business: Requirements 2a, 3a & 3b; 5a & 5b must be completed prior to class.   Optional:  Bring a map of your area.

American Culture:  Requirement 1.

Animal Science:  Class will visit a farm; need 2-3 adult drivers to transport Scouts to and from farm.

Archery:  None.

Automotive Maintenance:  Must be 15 years old or older.  Requirement 11A; bring workbook to fill out legibly in class; need 3 adult leaders to help out.

Aviation:  Must have signed Guide to Safe Scouting Activity "Consent And Approval by Parents or Legal Guardian" to fly (Aviation Flight Consent Form); e-mail signed copy of signed form to; need 2 adult leaders to help out.

Chemistry:  None.

Chess:  None.

Citizenship in the Community:  Requirements 3a & 3b; 4a & 4b; 7a, 7b, & 7c; 8 (develop a public presentation (video, slide show, speech, digital presentation or photo exhibit) about important and unique aspects of your community and bring to class).  Scouts will watch a movie in class for Requirement 5.

Citizenship in the Nation:  1st Class Rank; Requirements 2a, 2b, 2c or 2d (do any TWO); 3 (watch news or read newspaper), 8 (send & bring copy); need 1-2 adult leaders to help out.

Citizenship in the World:  None.

Communication: 1st Class Rank; Requirements 3, 4, 5 and 8.

Cooking:  Requirements 4c, 4d, 4e; 5d, 5e, 5g, 5h; and 6d, 6e, 6f  must be completed after MBU so Scout will not finish that day, but they will do some cooking at the MBU;  Requirements 5f and 6g can be explained to the counselor in class after the menu is created.  Bring a calculator, grocery store weekly flyers, and the Cooking merit badge workbook from

Crime Prevention/Fingerprinting/Traffic Safety: Crime Prevention:  Requirements 2, 4a, 4b (Home Security Checklist).

Digital Technology:  Bring USB drive.  Requirement 1: Show your counselor your current, up-to-date Cyber Chip to receive credit.

Dog Care:  Requirement 4; class will visit veterinary clinic; will need 2 adult drivers; DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN DOG.

Drafting:  None.

Electricity:  Requirement 2 (Home Electrical Inspection Checklist); 9a.  Need 2 adult leaders to help out.

Electronics:  Need 2 adult leaders to help out.

Emergency Preparedness:  Requirements 1 (bring proof of having completed the First Aid Merit Badge); 2b & 2c (do a family plan, discuss & bring copy of plan to MBU); 6c (find out and bring names of your community's Emergency Management Director, Sheriff or Chief of Police, Fire Chief and EMD Director; 8b (bring your personal emergency pack for a mobilization call; prepare and bring a family kit (suitcase or waterproof box); you can bring a picture that shows what is in them); 9a (Home Safety Checklist).

Engineering:  None.

Fire Safety:  Requirement 6.  Conduct a home safety survey (Home Safety Checklist attached) with the help of an adult.  Then do the following:  a. Draw a home fire-escape plan, create a home fire-drill schedule, and conduct a home fire drill; bring paperwork to class for credit.

First Aid:  Complete 1st Aid requirements through 1st Class Rank; 2b (bring 1st Aid kit to class)

Fish and Wildlife Management:  Requirements 5a, 5b, 5c, or 5d (do ONE).

Genealogy:  Requirement 3 and 5.

Geology:  None.

Home Repairs:  Wear Field (Class A) Uniform to opening ceremony; bring old clothes to change into for class.  No shorts or open toed shoes will be allowed.

Inventing:  None. The Invention Lab will be at the MBU.

Metalwork:  Wear Field (Class A) Uniform to opening ceremony; bring jeans and enclosed shoes to change into for class; no shorts or open toed shoes will be allowed; need 3 adult leaders.

Moviemaking:  None.

Painting:  Wear Field (Class A) Uniform to opening ceremony; bring old clothes to change into for class.  No shorts or open toed shoes will be allowed.

Personal Fitness:  Requirement 1a (must use current BSA form); and 1b; Requirement 8 must be finished after MBU so Scout will not finish that day; wear Class A Field Uniform to opening ceremony; bring gym clothes to change into for class.

Personal Management:  1st Class Rank; Requirements 1a, 1b 2; 2a first sentence; 8a, 8b (first part only-will do to do list after discussing how to prioritize); 10a & 10b (if time allows, will talk about & finish in class that day).  Must follow up after MBU to finish 2a (second part) and  8c, 8d so Scout will not finish that day.  Bring copy of Personal Management merit badge workbook to class.

Photography:  Requirement 1b (Bring your current, up-to-date Cyber Chip to class); 4 and 5 (Bring a camera to class and we will work on these requirements in class); 7 (Be prepared to share your visual story with class.  A poster board or electronic presentation is acceptable.  Use only 8-12 images.).

Programming:  Must be 15 years or older.  Requirement 1a: (Bring your current, up-to-date Cyber Chip to class).

Robotics:  None.

Stamp Collecting:  Requirement 8; we will have some stamps if you need them; Class will visit Linn Post Office; will need 2-3 adult drivers to transport Scouts to and from Post Office.

Sustainability:  Requirement 1; Requirement 2 Water-Do A; Requirement 2 Food-Do A; Requirement 2 Stuff-Do A; Please bring completed requirements to class.  Prerequisites MUST be done prior to class to take Sustainability.

Welding: Wear Field (Class A) uniform to opening ceremony; bring jeans and enclosed shoes to change into for class; no shorts or open toed shoes will be allowed; need 3 adult leaders.

Wilderness Survival:  Requirement 5 (put together a personal survival kit that must fit in a #2 coffee can and bring it to class to get credit); bring a 10'x10' (or larger) tarp, and a copy of the Wilderness Survival merit badge workbook, a pencil, and paper to class.  We will camp on Saturday night in the shelter you build so bring a sleeping bag and personal items along with food needed to camp.

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$16.00 per Participant
Late fee
After 7/6/2018 a fee of $5.00 will apply.
Cancellation Policy
Merit Badge University Refund Policy Refund requests must be submitted in writing to prior to July 31, 2018. If the refund is granted, a 20% readiness fee will be withheld. After July 31, 2018 no refunds will be given, no exceptions. A unit leader, parent, or Scout may only request a refund of the fees under the following conditions: 1. Illness or serious accident of the Scout prevents his attendance at the Merit Badge University 2. A family illness or an emergency prevents the Scouts attendance at the Merit Badge University.

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