Great Rivers Council - State Fair Merit Badge College 2023

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State Fair Merit Badge College 2023

Event Details

Schedule for the Day:

Check-In: 7-8:30am @ Thompson Conference Center

Opening Ceremony: 8:30am-8:45am @ Thompson Conference Center

AM Session: 9am-12pm

Lunch: 12pm-1pm @ Thompson Conference Center

PM Session: 1pm-4pm

Dismissal: 4pm

Join us September 16th, 2023 for the State Fair Merit Badge College at the State Fair Community College in Sedalia, MO.  We are excited to offer a selection of merit badges, featuring SFCC faculty and their state-of-the-art facilities.

Registration deadline is September 11, 2023

Scout cost (all registrations include instruction, facilities, lunch Saturday, camping, & a patch): $25 per Scouts
Adult cost: There is no cost for Adults to attend. Adult may purchase an optional lunch/patch combination for $10

Meals: Lunch Saturday is provided to all Scouts and to Adults who have purchased lunch.  All other meals/snacks will need to be provided by the unit.

Camping: Camping will be available the evenings of Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th at the Missouri State Fairgrounds, adjacent to the State Fair Community College

Restrooms/Showerhouses: Restrooms and showerhouses are available in the Missouri State Fairgrounds

Merit Badge Catalog & Prerequisites

Please view our course catalog by clicking 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 different counselor after the event.

State Fair Merit Badge College Course Catalog with Pre-requisites - Click to Download (Last updated 9/8/23)

The most updated merit badge workbooks if you wish use them, are available HERE.

Full Day Merit Badges:

Animals Science: there are no pre-requisites

Art: Pre-requisites will be released soon

Automotive Maintenance: please see the attached pre-requisite document (see attachement section). In addition, Scouts need to wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants. It is highly recommended that is is old clothes that can get dirty. Leather working shoes are also highly recommended.

Chemistry: Pre-requsites will be released soon

Citizenship in the Nation: pre-requisites are Req. 5, 7a-d (choose 2), and 8

Emergency Preparedness: Pre-requsities will be released soon

Forestry: Pre-requisites will be released soon

Fly-Fishing: Req. 11 should be done before (fish can be purchased at grocery store)

Law: Pre-requisites will be released soon

Moviemaking: There are no pre-requsites

Robotics: There are no pre-requisites

Truck Transportation: Pre-requisites will be released soon Registration for this MB is now open!

Half Day Merit Badges:

Citizenship in Society (AM & PM offered): Req. 2a-b, 3a, 7a-b, & 8 should be completed beforehand for class discussion.

Disabilities Awareness (AM Only): please complete Req. 4 option A. In addition, Scouts need to bring elastic waist pants (sweatpants), over-sized overheard shirt, over-sized button up shir, and gloves.

Health Care Professions (PM Only): Req. 9 needs to be completed. In addition, Scouts need to review the different health occupations listed in the handbook; pay special attention to the following professions: sonography, nrusing, pharmacy technician, health information management.

Plant Science (AM Only): There are no pre-requisites for this badge

Welding (PM Only): 1. in your welding booklet, complete and study, what is Welding (page 9). 2. health and safety (pages 11-27); a quiz will be given. 3. Complete and study welding and cutting methods, SMAW process, GMAW process, PAC cutting torch method. 4. We will following requirements listed on page 4-5 and joing designs, listed 69-71 and pad welding, discontinuities, and techniques on page 72. All Scouts need to wear a long-sleeved cotton shirt and jeans.  Do not wear any synthetic clothing.  Please bring leather gloves as well.  We will need a minimum of at least 3 adults to be in the class. 

SFCC Merit Badge College: 

Refund requests must be submitted prior to September 9, 2023. If the refund is granted, a 25% readiness fee will be withheld. After September 9, no refunds will be granted unless for serious medical or family emergency. If you need to request a refund, please contact

When & Where
State Fair Merit Badge College
State Fair Community College
Friday 09-15-2023 5:00 PM CT to
Sunday 09-17-2023 12:00 PM CT Past
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