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Linn Merit Badge University - Hosted by Troop 17

Event Details

Troop 17 Linn Merit Badge University

Saturday, July 24, 2021

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 by the early-bird deadline of July 3, 2021.  This includes scout lunch, event patch, merit badge completion sheet, and materials needed for the class. After July 3, 2021, 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, 2021, 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.  Running water and restroom facilities are 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 a 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

PREREQUISITES:  Scouts who are enrolled in merit badges with prerequisites must complete these requirements before arriving on the day of the event. If a Scout has not completed the prerequisites, they will not complete the merit badge and will receive a partial which will require a follow-up with a counselor after the event. Please see below for a complete listing of all merit badge prerequisites.

DRESS CODE:  All 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 CLASSES:  We 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.

American Business* (a.m.) Cooking Inventing
American Cultures* (p.m.) Crime Prevention/Fingerprinting/Traffic Safety** Medicine* (a.m.)
Animal Science Digital Technology Metalwork
Archery Disabilities Awareness* (a.m. & p.m.) Mining in Society* (p.m.)
Architecture Dog Care Painting
Automotive Maintenance Electricity Personal Fitness* (a.m.)
Aviation Emergency Preparedness Personal Management
Chemistry Engineering Photography
Chess* (a.m. & p.m.) Fire Safety Programming
Citizenship in the Community First Aid Robotics
Citizenship in the Nation Fish and Wildlife Management Scouting Heritage* (p.m.)
Citizenship in the World Genealogy* (p.m.) Search and Rescue
Collections* (a.m.) Geology* (a.m.) Sustainability
Communication Home Repairs Welding

*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.

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). This work can also be submitted via the "Prerequisite Completion Form" in the attachments section of the registration site.

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.

Architecture: Requirements 1a, 1b, & 5

Automotive Maintenance:  Must be 15 years old or older. Requirement 11A; bring the 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:  None

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 found here.

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 Current, up-to-date Cyber Chip.

Disabilities Awareness: None.

Dog Care:  Requirement 4; class will visit 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 a copy of the 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:  Requirement 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.

Medicine: None.

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.

Mining in Society: 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 (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.)

Programming:  Requirement 1a Current, up-to-date Cyber Chip.

Robotics:  None.

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

Search and Rescue:  None.

Sustainability:  Requirement 1; Requirement 2 Water-Do A; Requirement 2 Food-Do A; Requirement 2 Stuff-Do A; These prerequisites must be done before class 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.