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Rolla Merit Badge University

Scouts BSA’s merit badge program provides opportunities for youth to explore more than a hundred fields of skill and knowledge and plays a key role in the fulfillment of Scouting’s educational commitment. The Rolla Merit Badge University will take place at Missouri University of Science and Technology in February 2023.

Read about the February 2022 MBU in our blog post.

More information and links to register coming in November 2022.

Upcoming Merit Badge Opportunity


February 2022’s monthly merit badge will be replaced by Rolla Merit Badge University



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Special thanks to our MBU Sponsor


When? Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. (Please plan to arrive by 8:45 a.m.)

Registration will open September 1.

Where? Sign-in and assembly will be in the St. Pat’s Ballroom, Havener Center, on the Missouri University of Science & Technology campus. Parking details will be forwarded to registered Scouts.

Cost? $25.00 per Scout if registered by November 10. Fee includes merit badge cards, and supplies needed for the classes. Scouters attending may also order lunch for an additional $7.00 through this link. Checks should be made out to Rolla MBU and should accompany the registration form. Registration form and payment must be received by November 10. We will not be able to accept late registrations or walk-ins. Registration form can be sent by email upon request. Rolla MBU/ PO Box 1857 / Rolla, MO 65402-1857.
Online registration is available at this link.

Details? This NOVA MBU is limited to the first 30 participants (15 in each track). Tracks will be assigned by first paid registration. The badges and NOVA components may not be switched.

Prerequisite: Information on required prerequisites is coming soon.

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Congressional Award

The Congressional Award was created to promote and recognize America’s outstanding youth. The Congressional Award and Scouts are organizations that share values like initiative, service, and achievement. The two organizations formed a former national partnership in 1999. Through The Congressional Award, Scouts can be recognized by the United States Congress for activities they are already completing through their connection to Scouts.

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