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50th Anniversary
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Rolla Merit Badge University

1974-2024

The Rolla MBU will be celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary this year- the oldest in the country! Join us for our merit badge workshops brought to you by the Kaleidoscope Discovery Center in conjunction with our Missouri S&T and Kummer STEM Center partners!

The cost for this event was $18/ scout ($15 if registered before January 15th), and includes patches, merit badge cards, and supplies needed for the class. Please bring your own brown bag lunch.

Registration and payment must be received before January 31st. We are NOT able to accept walk-ins.

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WHEN

Saturday, February 10, 2024
8:30 AM - 4 PM (arrive by 8 AM)

COST

$18; $15 if registered before January 15

Where

Missouri S&T's Havener Center 1346 N Bishop Ave, Rolla, MO 65409

REGISTER IS CLOSED

Overall Schedule

7:30 - 8:30 am

Registration in the St. Pat's Ballroom

8:30 am

Welcome

9:00 am

Merit Badges Begins

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch Break (bring your own brown-bag lunch)

3:00 pm

Merit Badge workshops wrap up activities and begin to return to Toomey Hall Atrium

4:00 pm

Troops dismiss from Toomey Hall Atrium when complete

available merit badges

AMERICAN BUSINESS

PREREQUISITES TBD

ARCHITECTURE

PREREQUISITES: #5, PERMISSION SLIP

AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENIENCE

MUST BE 15 OR OLDER

BIRD STUDY

PREREQUISITES TBD

CHESS

PREREQUISITES TBD

COIN COLLECTING

PREREQUISITES TBD

COLLECTIONS

PREREQUISITES TBD

DENTISTRY

PREREQUISITES TBD

ELECTRICITY

PREREQUISITES: #2, #8, #9A

ELECTRONICS

PREREQUISITES TBD

ENGINEERING

PREREQUISITE: #4

EXPLORATION

PREREQUISITES TBD

FIRE SAFETY

PREREQUISITES TBD

FIRST AID

PREREQUISITES TBD

GEOLOGY/MINING IN SOCIETY

PREREQUISITES TBD

HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS

PREREQUISITES TBD

LAW

#4, #7

MODEL DESIGN AND BUILDING

#4

NUCLEAR SCIENCE

PREREQUISITES TBD

RADIO

PREREQUISITES TBD

READING

PREREQUISITES TBD

ROBOTICS

PREREQUISITES TBD

SCHOLARSHIP

PREREQUISITES TBD

SCOUTING HERITAGE

Recommended for first-

time MBU participants

SPACE EXPLORATION

PREREQUISITES TBD

THEATRE

PREREQUISITES TBD

TRUCK TRANSPORTATION

PREREQUISITES TBD

VETERINARY SCIENCE

PREREQUISITES TBD

AMERICAN BUSINESS

registration FULL

Prerequisite

✓ no prerequisites

ARCHITECTURE

registration FULL

Prerequisite

✓ #5, permission slip

AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENIENCE

Prerequisite

✓ at least 15 years old

CHESS

Prerequisite

✓ no prerequisites

Prerequisite

✓ no prerequisites

DENTISTRY

Prerequisite

✓ no prerequisites

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

Prerequisite

✓ no prerequisites

ELECTRICITY

Prerequisite

✓ #2, #8, #9a

ELECTRONICS

Prerequisites

✓ no prerequisites

ENGINEERING

Prerequisite

✓ #4

FIRST AID

registration FULL

Prerequisite

✓ no prerequisites

GEOCACHING

registration FULL

Prerequisites

✓ #8, #9 after MBU

GEOLOGY & MINING IN SOCIETY

registration FULL

Prerequisite

✓ no prerequisites

LAW

Prerequisite

✓ #4, #7

MODEL DESIGN & BUILDING

registration FULL

Prerequisite

✓ no prerequisites

NUCLEAR SCIENCE

Prerequisites

✓ no prerequisites

ROBOTICS

registration FULL

Prerequisite

✓ no prerequisites

SCOUTING HERITAGE*

registration FULL

Prerequisite

✓ #4, #7

TRUCK TRANSPORTATOIN

Prerequisite

✓ no prerequisites

VETERINARY SCIENCE

registration FULL

Prerequisites

✓ no prerequisites

 *RECOMMENDED for first-time MBU participants

QUESTIONS?

Additional information can be found on our Facebook Page: facebook.com/RollaMeritBadgeUniversity

covid updates

A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

In the interest of keeping the spread of germs to a minimum, Scouts and Scouters will need to provide their own lunches this year. As Scouts from the same troop may be in different locations at lunch, we request that Scouters not attempt to purchase lunches locally and then try to track down their Scouts around the campus. Please send Scouts with a lunch they can take with them when they check in at registration in the morning. In turn, the cost of the 2024 MBU has been reduced to $15/$18 per Scout; Scouters are no charge.

A Scout is:
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

NOTES FOR SCOUTMASTERS

  • Scouts and Scouters are expected to be in uniform and abide by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Scouters are required on a ratio of one per four scouts to help out in the classes, transit areas, and with transportation. If you have fewer than four scouts, one adult is expected to stay.
  • Scouters will be assigned specific duties. Every attempt will be made to keep adults with their units.
  • Scouters are needed to participate as monitors, or in any other needed function, so that this event will be successful (and fun!) for our youth.
  • When sending the registration, please let us know who is driving as well as the type and capacity of the vehicle(s) they are driving so we can match it with transportation requirements for the Scouts.
  • Scouts need to dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Scouts should study the requirements ahead of time. Bring reference materials along with paper and pencil/pen for taking notes. Items completed ahead of time should be brought to MBU or certified by the Scoutmaster ahead of time. Partials will be given for work that is incomplete. If a Scout receives a partial, it is up to the Scoutmaster or Advancement Chair to make sure the Scout finishes all the requirements properly.
  • Scouters will be notified by email when the troop registration has been received and merit badge assignments are complete.
  • In order to participate in this MBU, Scouts must be registered in their troop by 01/31/2024. Please contact us if this presents a hardship for your Scout.
  • Some Scouts require additional direction. As a courtesy to other Scouts, please send an additional Scouter to assist.

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