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Linn Merit Badge University

Linn Merit Badge University
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Last Day To Register
7/10/2020 11:55 PM
1 Technology Drive
Linn, MO 65051, US
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We are opening registration for MBU at this time but will continue to work with State Technical College to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and guidance on large group gatherings. If we would need to postpone or cancel the event, we will notify all registered scouts.

Troop 17 Linn Merit Badge University

Saturday, July 25, 2020

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:  $20 if registered before the early-bird deadline of July 3, 2020.  This includes scout lunch, event patches, merit badge cards, and materials needed for the class. Starting July 3, 2020, 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 10, 2020, including the day of the event.

CAMPING AVAILABLE:  Linn Lions Club Fairgrounds, located across Highway 50 from State Technical College of Missouri, will be available if you want to camp on Friday and/or Saturday night at no charge.  There is water and restroom facilities available. You will be given an option to sign up to camp when you register online.  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 aid 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 on 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 to follow up with a counselor after the event. Please see below 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 they must conduct themselves by the Scout Oath and Scout Law at all times.

MERIT BADGE CLASSESWe are excited to partner with State Technical College of Missouri and 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**


American Cultures *(p.m.)

Digital Technology


Animal Science

Dog Care




Personal Fitness *(a.m.)

Automotive Maintenance

Emergency Preparedness

Personal Management





Fire Safety

Public Health *(a.m.)

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

First Aid


Citizenship in the Community

Fish and Wildlife Management

Scouting Heritage *(p.m.)

Citizenship in the Nation

Genealogy *(p.m.)

Search and Rescue

Citizenship in the World

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

Stamp Collecting *(p.m.)

Collections *(a.m.)

Home Repairs









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 Cultures:  Requirement 1.

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

Archery:  None.

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

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 the signed form to        

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:  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.

Citizenship in the World:  Requirements 3a & 3b and 7 a, b, c, d (DO TWO). Scouts should be ready to discuss in class.

Collections:  Requirements 1, 5 (either bring your collection, a photograph of your collection or e-mail a photograph in advance to, and 8.

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 Trio: Crime Prevention:  Requirements 2, 4a, 4b (Home Security Checklist); 6a, b or c (Do ONE); Fingerprinting: None; Traffic Safety: None.

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

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

Electricity:  Requirement 2 (Home Electrical Inspection Checklist) and 9a.

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:  Requirement 1:  Have current knowledge of all first-aid requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks; 5a (bring First Aid kit to class); 5b (with an adult leader, inspect your troop’s first-aid kit.  Evaluate it for completeness; bring results with you to class).

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

Genealogy:  Requirements 3 and 6.

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.

Music: None. We will hold a concert in the rotunda for the class.

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 (have your health-care provider give you a physical examination, using the current Scouts BSA Medical Form which should be done before completing requirements 2 through 9); 1b (bring a letter or statement from dentist to class); 6a, 6b; 7 and 8; if 6a & 6b, 7 & 8 are not completed before the MBU, the Scout will need to finish merit badge after MBU; wear Class A Field Uniform to opening ceremony; bring gym clothes to change into for class.

Personal Management:  1st Class Rank; Requirements 1a, 1b; 2a1, 2, 3, 4; 8a, b, c, d; 10a & 10b (if time allows, will talk about & finish in class that day). Bring a copy of the 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 the class.  A poster board or electronic presentation is acceptable.  Use only 8-12 images.)

Public Health:  Requirement 7.

Robotics:  None.

Scouting Heritage:  Requirements 4, 5, 6, & 8.

Search and Rescue:  None.

Stamp Collecting:  Requirement 8; we will have some stamps if you need them; Class will visit Linn Post Office; we 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;  These prerequisites must be done prior to class in order to take Sustainability at the Linn MBU, so please bring the completed requirements with you to class.

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.

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$20.00 per Scout
$7.00 per Adult/Leader Lunch
Late fee
After 7/4/2020 a fee of $5.00 will apply to all Scout Registrants.
Cancellation Policy
GRC Cancellation & Refund Policy: Event coordinators reserve the right to postpone/cancel an event if registrations are insufficient to cover expenses five days prior to the event. If an event is postponed/canceled, the registrant will have the option to receive a full refund or transfer fees to a future or different event. All refund requests must be submitted to the council office via the approved refund request form no later than 7 days following the event A unit leader, scout, or parent may request a refund of fees under the following conditions only: a) Illness or serious accident of scout prevents their attendance at the event. b) Family illness or emergency prevents the scout from attending the event. If a refund is granted, a 25% readiness fee will be withheld. However, if your unit wants your refundable fees transferred to your unit shop account, the readiness fee will be reduced to 15%

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