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Mizzou Merit Badge University

Event Details

Schedule for the day:

Check - in at Jesse Hall: 7:30am-8:30am

Opening Ceremony at Jesse Hall Auditorium: 8:30am-9am

Classes Begin: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Lunch: 12:30pm-1:30pm (Traditions Plaza)

Classes Resume: 1:30pm-4:30pm

Dismissal: 4:30pm

Parking is available at the Hitt Street Parking Structure, Turner Avenue Garage, & Conley Parking Garage

Please use the Mizzou Map (click to access) for reference and locations

We are excited to announce the return of Mizzou MBU, November 6th, 2021.  Join us and over a thousand Scouts from across the region for a day of learning and fun!  Here you will find all the information you need regarding the merit badge course catalog, prequisites, & overnight-stay options. Merit badges will be offered on Saturday only.  There will be a mixture of full-day and half-day merit badges. Please review the information below:

Registration deadline is Oct. 24th at 11:59pm.

Scout cost (all registrations include instruction, lunch, facilities, & a patch) - $25 per Scout

Adult cost - there is no cost for adults to attend. Adults can purchase a lunch and patch package for $10

Mizzou MBU 2021 Patch:

Be sure to pre-order an event t-shirt! Short-sleeve t-shirts are $15 each. Long-sleeve t-shirts are no longer available for order. Shirts will be pre-order only. You can order apparel in the registration. 

Lunch: All Scouts will be provided lunch. Adults may purchase an optional lunch in the registration. 

COVID-19 Policies: We will follow all University of Missouri policies. More information will be released before the event date.

Overnight Options: If units are interested in staying overnight, there are several campgrounds in the Columbia area including but not limited to: Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Finger Lakes State Park, & Boone County Fairgrounds. Please make arrangements with your desired camping area.

Merit Badge Course Catalog & Prerequisites

Please view our course catalog (see attachments) for a full list of merit badges & their prerequisites. You can also download & print a course catalog at the link below.  More badges may be added. 

 If there is a prerequisite listed, Scouts must complete the prerequisites before the day of the event and must either bring proof of completion to the class (i.e. the actual work which was completed/pre-requisites completed in the actual workbook and brought with them) or bring a signed prerequiste completion form (see attachments).  If the Scout does not complete these prerequisites, he or she will not complete the badge and will receive a partial which will require follow up with a counselor after the event. Proof of having completed pre-requisite work WILL BE RETAINED by the counselors and kept with event records, so BE SURE to keep a copy for yourself beforehand.

MIZZOU MERIT BADGE UNIVERISTY 2021 Class Catalog w/ Pre-requisites (Click to download) Last Updated: 10/22/21

New badges added as of 9/8/21: Salesmanship AM and PM

New badges added as of 9/10/21: Traffic Safety AM

New badges added as of 10/20/21: American Cultures PM, Disabilities Awareness PM, Veterinary Medicine AM, Citizenship in the Society AM (3 sessions)

The most updated merit badge workbooks can be downloaded HERE

Half-Day (AM, 9:30am-12:30pm) Merit Badges:



Composite Materials

Crime Prevention




Fire Safety


Indian Lore





Public Health



Scouting Heritage

Search & Rescue

Signs, Signals, & Codes

Truck Transportation

Veterinary Medicine


Half-Day (PM, 1:30pm-4:30pm) Merit Badges:

American Business

American Cultures



Disabilities Awareness



Fire Safety


Indian Lore


Pulp & Paper



Scouting Heritage

Search & Rescue

Signs, Signals, & Codes

Soil & Water Conservation

Truck Transportation


Full-Day Merit Badges (9:30am-4:30pm):

American Heritage





Citizenship in the Community (3 classes)

Citizenship in the Nation (3 classes)

Citizenship in the Society (3 classes) - New, merit badge that Scouts will be eligible to earn this fall. The badge will become Eagle-required beginning July 2022. Scouts will be eligible to earn this at the Mizzou MBU. However, requirements will be released pending the National rollout. Scouts will not complete this merit badge on the day of event. Some requirements will be completed after class. 

Citizenship in the World (3 classes)

Communication (4 classes)

Digital Technology


Emergency Preparedness

Environmental Science

Farm Mechanics

First Aid





Nuclear Science

Personal Management




Public Speaking



Mizzou MBU Cancellation Policy:

Refund requests must be submitted prior to October 24th, 2021. If the refund is granted, a 25% readiness fee will be withheld. After October 24th, no refunds will be granted, no exceptions - other than for cancellation of a class.  A unit leader, parent, or Scout may only request a refund of the fees under the following conditions:

     1 - Illness or serious accident of the Scout prevents his or her attendance at the Merit Badge College.

     2 - A family illness or an emergency prevents the Scout's attendance at the Merit Badge College.

If you need to request a refund, please contact Charles Wood at

When & Where
Mizzou MBU
University of Missouri
Saturday 11-06-2021
8:30 AM CT to 5:00 PM CT Past
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