Greater Saint Louis Area Council - 2023 Southern Illinois 11th Annual Merit Badge University

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2023 Southern Illinois 11th Annual Merit Badge University

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Community of Faith Church and Troop 140 welcome you to their Merit Badge University (MBU) Saturday, October 28th from 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM. All merit badges offered will be conducted and supervised by a BSA approved merit badge counselor. The proper attire for all scouts is Class A Uniform unless otherwise designated as part of the merit badge requirements.

The Merit Badge University cost is only $7. An MBU patch will be included as part of the fee for all participating scouts.  Lunch will be offered separately as a fundraiser for Troop 140 for $5 and can be paid for at check-in. Additional snacks and drinks will be available for sale throughout the event.

Each merit badge session will be limited to 8-20 scouts at the discretion of the merit badge counselor. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Email your registration questions. Class size is limited, so please register early.

The primary activities will take place at the Community of Faith Church, but some merit badges will be located off-site. Fishing merit badge will be conducted at a location to be emailed later. Scouts should check in with their counselors at the lake. The Golf merit badge will be conducted at Pine Lakes Golf course in Herrin and require a polo shirt and pants (no jeans), own clubs and a green fee. Scouts should check in at the church to meet their counselors. Any off-site merit badges may require additional adults to be YPT compliant, so please be willing and able to attend with your scouts who are going off-site.

Blue cards should be brought by the scout with a Scoutmaster signature for the Counselor to sign or they can be downloaded from the registration system approximately one week after the event.

For Questions please contact Tracy Lake at or Bobbi Banks at

7:30-8:30 am Check-In
8:30-12:00 pm Session I
12:00- 1:00 pm Lunch
12:30 to 1:00 pm Lunch Session
1:00-4:30 pm Session II

NOTE:  All day classes will break for a 30 minute lunch. 

When & Where
Community of Faith Church
Saturday 10-28-2023
7:30 AM CT to 4:30 PM CT Past
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