Pony Express Council - Missouri Western State University Merit Badge College 2023

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Missouri Western State University Merit Badge College 2023

Event Details

The Lewis and Clark District of the Pony Express Council is excited to be hosting the 2023 Missouri Western State University Merit Badge College on Saturday, March 18. The cost to attend is $20 per Scout and $8 per adult, and this includes all program supplies, a patch, and lunch.

Schedule for the Day 

*** Please note that this is the actual schedule. The computer system has different class period times listed that we are unable to modify, but the times published below are correct. Also please note that all of the Eagle-required merit badges are all-day classes.***

7 a.m. counselor breakfast (Student Union)
8 to 8:45 a.m. troop check-in (Student Union)
9 to 11:30 a.m. morning classes
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. lunch (Student Union)
12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. afternoon classes (no closing program after classes over)

Registration, including adjustments to classes, will run through 3/12/22. All classes are open until they reach capacity.

The following merit badges are being taught. Each Scout may register for 1 AM class and 1 PM class, and unless otherwise noted each merit badge is being taught once in the morning and then once again in the afternoon.

Animal Science Murphy 201
Art Potter 207
Citizenship in the Community Popplewell 102 (all day)
Citizenship in the Nation Spratt 205 (all day)
Citizenship in the World Popplewell 201 (all day)
Communication Murphy 109 (all day)
Digital Technology Murphy 106 Computer Lab
Electricity Murphy 113
Emergency Prep Popplewell 111 (all day)
Engineering Murphy 205
Environmental Science Murphy 108 (all day) 
Family Life Murphy 110 (all day)
Fingerprinting (AM only) Spratt 216
Fire Safety Spratt  Popplewell 302 
First Aid  Murphy 103 (all day)
Law Murphy 112
Music Potter 107
Personal Fitness Looney 226 & WBalcony (all day)
Personal Management Murphy 104 (all day)
Sustainability Popplewell 101 (all day)
Traffic Safety (PM only) Spratt 216


Here is the list of suggested prerequisites for each merit badge. Please encourage your Scouts to visit with the counselors while in class to verify which requirements are or are not completed. Scouts who take the time to complete preprequisite work or preparation of assignments for merit badges will contribute to a more fun and productive merit badge class for everyone. Scouts who bring either proof of requirements being completed or documentation signed by their parent or Scout leader stating they have completed pre-requisites can ask the counselor to mark the pre-reqs off at the end of class. 

For all badges, please read the merit badge pamphlet.

Animal Science- 4, 5
Art- 5, 6
Citizenship in the Community- 2, 3, 4, 7, 8
Citizenship in the Nation- 2, 3, 6, 8
Citizenship in the World- 3, 7
Communication- 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8
Digital Technology- 1, 6, 9
Electricity- 2, 5, 8, 9
Emergency Preparedness- 1, 2c, 8b
Engineering- 1, 2, 5, 6
Environmental Science- 1, 3, 4
Family Life- 1, 3, 4, 5, 6
Fingerprinting- none
Fire Safety- 6, 11, 12
First Aid- 5
Law- 4, 6, 7
Music- 3 (complete any 2)
Personal Fitness- 1, 6, 7, 8
Personal Management- 1, 2, 5, 9
Sustainability:  1, 2 Water (A), 2 Food (A), 2 Energy (B OR C), 2 Stuff (A), and 5a (must be completed after finishing requirements 1-4)
Trafic Safety- 5