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Linn Merit Badge University 2022

Event Details

Join us July 23rd for our annual Linn Merit Badge University, put on by Troop 17 on the campus of the State Technical College of Missouri! Here you will find all the information you need regarding the merit badge course catalog, pre-requisites, & camping options. Please review the information below:

Registration deadline is July 11th, 2022 at 11:59pm

COST:  The Scout cost is $25 (includes lunch, patch, merit badge completion sheet, and materials needed for the class). There is no cost for adult to attend. Adults may purchase an optional lunch for $10.


  • Troop Check-in: 8:00 a.m.
  • Opening Ceremony: 8:30 a.m.
  • Classes Begin: 9:00 a.m.
  • Classes End and Dismissal: 3:30 p.m.

CAMPING: 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 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

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.

CONTACT: If you have questions, please reach out to Linn MBU Director, Debbie Backes at and/or (573) 680-0033

Merit Badge Catalog & Prerequisites:

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.

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.

Linn Merit Badge University Merit Badge Catalog with Pre-requisites (Click to view and print) - Last updated on June 20th, 2022

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


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 Cultures:  Requirement 1.

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

Archery:  None.

Architecture: Requirements 1a; 1b; 5.

Animation: 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 signed form to               

Chemistry:  None.

Chess:  None.

Citizenship in Society:  1, 2-b, 3b, 5 (documentation portion only), 6a-b, 7, 8, 9, 11c-d       

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 5, 7a, 7b, 7c or 7d (do any TWO), 8 (send & bring copy); need 1-2 adult leaders to help - please make sure to look at most updated Citizenship in the Nation requirements (updated May 2022).

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 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

Disabilities Awareness: – None.

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

Drafting: Pre-requisites will be released soon

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.

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).

Genealogy:  Requirement 3 and 6.

Geology:  None.

Health Care Professions:  Requirement 9

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.

Mining in Society: None.

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 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 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.)

Robotics:  None.

Safety: 1a-d, 2a-b, & 6.

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 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.