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Rolla Merit Badge University 2022

WHEN

Saturday, February 12, 2022
8:30 am - 4 pm

COST

Cost is $15 for scouts registered before January 28th. Registrations after that dater will be accommodated if space allows at $18 per scout. Fee includes patches, merit badge cards, and supplies needed for the workshops. Please note there is no lunch option this year.

Where

Sign-in and assembly will be in the St. Patrick’s Ballroom of the Havener Center located at 1346 N. Bishop Avenue on the Missouri University of Science & Technology campus. Parking details will be forwarded to registered troops.

registration

Scouts registered by January 28th will receive the discounted rate of $15. Registrations after this date will be accommodated as space allows at $18 per Scout. We are not able to accept walk-ins.

available merit badges

The following merit badges will be offered at the Rolla MBU on Saturday, February 12, 2022. When registering scouts you’ll be asked about their first, second and third choice of badge. Each badge has an enrollment limit, so second and third choices are important when registering.

AMERICAN BUSINESS

Prerequisite

✓ no prerequisites

AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENIENCE

Prerequisite

✓ at least 15 years old

ARCHITECTURE

Prerequisite

✓ #5

COIN COLLECTING

Prerequisite

✓ no prerequisites

DRAFTING

Prerequisite

✓ tbd

DENTISTRY

Prerequisite

✓ no prerequisites

ELECTRICITY

Prerequisites

✓ #2, #8, #9a

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Prerequisite

✓ no prerequisites

ENGINEERING

Prerequisite

✓ #4

LAW

Prerequisites

✓ #4, #7

MODEL BASED DESIGN AND BUILDING

Prerequisites

✓ #4 (mature scouts only)

NUCLEAR SCIENCE

Prerequisites

✓ no prerequisites

ROBOTICS

Prerequisites

✓ tbd

Printable Announcement and Form

Don’t want to or can’t register online? Download and print this digital form:

Want to print the MBU announcement? Download the PDF here:

QUESTIONS?

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

covid updates

Times are strange, and we’re all doing our best to provide opportunities for our youth. As such, we would like to make clear the COVID situation that we are navigating with the Rolla Merit Badge University. The Missouri S&T campus is open for outside groups and has confirmed this event. As of this announcement there is no mask requirement in place. That said, circumstances may change.

We are requiring everyone to bring a mask with them in order to participate in this event. Based on the COVID situation on February 12, temperature checks may also be conducted at check-in.

Our Merit Badge Counselors are volunteers and represent a variety of different health backgrounds. If your merit badge counselor asks that you wear a mask in their workshop, it is expected that the Scouts and Scouters will do so. Some workshops may require Scouts to work together in close quarters and a merit badge counselor may ask that the Scouts wear their masks for that period of time.

There are Scouts and Scouters who are extremely uncomfortable wearing masks. We can not guarantee that Scouts will be allowed to participate without masks. If this is a need from the Scout or Scouter’s side, we would recommend participation in a different event.

Another COVID change for this year is that this MBU will not provide lunches this year, a change from the past events. In the interest of keeping the spread of germs to a minimum, Scouts and Scouters will need to provide for their own lunches. 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 this MBU has been reduced to $15 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.

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