Merit Badge University Hosted by Troop 2

Merit Badge University Hosted by Troop 2
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1201 Fairgrounds Rd
Jefferson City, MO 65109, US
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April 28, 2018
Hosted by Troop 2

Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Jefferson City


Laura Luther
140 Chevychase Lane
New Bloomfield MO 65063
Email: purple1969@embarqmail.com
Cell: (573) 491-4273 (weekdays after 6 pm please)


It is highly suggested that leaders attend merit badge classes with any Scouts that may be disruptive. PLEASE DO NOT DROP AND RUN!! The Scout will not be allowed to participate.

8:00 am           Troop Check-In
8:30 am           Flag Ceremony and Announcements at TJ Middle School
8:40 am           Merit Badge Classes Start
Lunch              ***Pizza is available for an additional cost of $5.00 per person and booked with registration packet – 2 slices pizza, cookie, bottle of water.***

11:30-12:00 pm          Lunch Period #1
12:00-12:30 pm          Lunch Period #2

3:00-3:15 pm  Merit Badge Classes End (approximate time)
3:30-4:00 pm  Closing Ceremony

No packets will be mailed.








Merit Badge

Rank Requirement

Art *** Prerequisite




Citizenship in the Nation *** Prerequisite


1st Class

Citizenship in the World

1st Class

Crime Prevention w/ Fingerprinting


Digital Technology *** Prerequisite (2 classes)


Electricity *** Prerequisite


Fire Safety *** Prerequisite


​Fish & Wildlife Management *** Prerequisite


1st Class

​Geocaching *** Need parent approval for #7

1st Class


1st Class

Home Repair *** Bring Class B – will get dirty

1st Class

Law *** Prerequisite


Photography *** Prerequisite

1st Class

Plumbing *** Bring Class B – will get dirty


Radio *** Prerequisite

1st Class

Search & Rescue *** Prerequisite

1st Class

First Year Scout Program

Any new Boy Scout that just joined or crossed over – also open to Webelos II

To Eagle and Beyond


Star or Life Scout


6. With your parent's permission and your counselor's approval, visit a museum, art exhibit, art gallery, artists' co-op, or artist's workshop. Find out about the art displayed or created there. Discuss what you learn with your counselor.​
7. Find out about three career opportunities in art. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.


3. Watch the national evening news five days in a row OR read the front page of a major daily newspaper five days in a row. Discuss the national issues you learned about with your counselor. Choose one of the issues and explain how it affects you and your family.
8. Name your two senators and the member of Congress from your congressional district. Write a letter about a national issue and send it to one of these elected officials, sharing your view with him or her. Show your letter and any response you receive to your counselor.


1. Show your counselor your current, up-to-date Cyber Chip. This is a must or else you will be placed in another class.


2. Complete an electrical home safety inspection of your home, using the checklist found in the Electricity merit badge pamphlet. Discuss what you find with your counselor.


6. Conduct a home safety survey with the help of an adult. Then do the following:
a. Draw a home fire-escape plan, create a home fire-drill schedule, and conduct a home fire drill.


Do ONE of the following:
a. Construct, erect, and check regularly at least two artificial nest boxes (wood duck, bluebird, squirrel, etc.) and keep written records for one nesting season.
b. Construct, erect, and check regularly bird feeders and keep written records of the kinds of birds visiting the feeders.
c. Develop and implement a fishery improvement project or a backyard wildlife habitat improvement project. Share the results with your counselor.
d. Design and construct a wildlife blind near a game trail, water hole, salt lick, bird feeder, or birdbath and take good photographs or make sketches from the blind of any combination of 10 wild birds, mammals, reptiles, or amphibians.
8. Using resources found at the library and in periodicals, books, and the internet (with your parent’s permission), learn about three different positions held by fisheries and/or wildlife professionals. Find out the education and training requirements for each position.

GEOCACHING - Need parent approval for requirement 7.
7With your parent’s permission*, go to www.Geocaching.com. Type in your zip code to locate public geocaches in your area. Share the posted information about three of those geocaches with your counselor. Then, pick one of the three and find the cache.

HOME REPAIR - Bring your Class B uniform. You will be getting dirty.


4. Ask five people (not more than one from your immediate family) about the role of law enforcement officers in our society. Discuss their answers with them. Go to a law enforcement officer in your neighborhood and ask about his or her responsibilities and duties. Report your findings.


7. Using images other than those created for requirements 4, 5 or 6, produce a visual story to document an event to photograph OR choose a topic that interests you to photograph. Do the following:
a. Plan the images you need to photograph for your photo story.
b. Share your plan with your counselor, and get your counselor's input and approval before you proceed.
c. Select eight to 12 images that best tell your story. Arrange your images in order and mount the prints on a poster board, OR create an electronic presentation. Share your visual story with your counselor.

PLUMBING - Bring your Class B uniform. You will get dirty.

8. Find out about three career opportunities in radio. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.
9. Class will cover a. Scouts have the option of choosing b, c, or d as a prerequisite.
Do ONE of the following: (a OR b OR c OR d)

b. Radio Broadcasting
1. Discuss with your counselor FCC broadcast regulations. Include power levels, frequencies, and the regulations for low-power stations.
2. Prepare a program schedule for radio station "KBSA" of exactly one-half hour, including music, news, commercials, and proper station identification. Record your program on audiotape or in a digital audio format using proper techniques.
3. Listen to and properly log 15 broadcast stations Determine the program format and target audience for five of these stations.
4. Explain to your counselor at least eight terms used in commercial broadcasting, such as segue, cut, fade, continuity, remote, Emergency Alert System, network, cue, dead air, PSA, and play list.
5. Discuss with your counselor alternative radio platforms such as internet streaming, satellite radio, and podcasts.
c. Shortwave and Medium-Wave Listening
1. Listen across several shortwave bands for four one-hour periods - at least one period during daylight hours and at least one period at night. Log the stations properly and locate them geographically on a globemap, globe, or web-based mapping service.
2. Listen to several medium-wave stations for two one-hour periods, one period during daylight hours and one period at night. Log the stations properly and locate them on a map, globe, or web-based mapping service.
3. Compare your daytime and nighttime shortwave logs; note the frequencies on which your selected stations were loudest during each session. Explain the differences in the signal strength from one period to the next.
4. Compare your medium-wave broadcast station logs and explain why some distant stations are heard at your location only during the night.
5. Demonstrate listening to a radio broadcast using a smartphone/cell phone. Include international broadcasts in your demonstration.
d. Amateur Radio Direction Finding
1. Describe amateur radio direction finding and explain why direction finding is important as both an activity and in competition.
2. Describe what frequencies and equipment are used for ARDF or fox hunting.
3. Build a simple directional antenna for either of the two frequencies used in ARDF.
4. Participate in a simple fox hunt using your antenna along with a provided receiver.
5. Show on a map how you located the "fox" using your receiver.


5. You will need to complete the ICS-100 (Introduction to Incident Command System) certification to better understand the other requirements and class discussions. Bring your certificate to class to receive credit.




Contact E-mail
$8.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
Merit Badge University Refund Policy Refund requests must be submitted in writing to david.harris@scouting.org prior to April 28, 2018. If the refund is granted, a 20% readiness fee will be withheld. After April 28, 2018 no refunds will be given, no exceptions. 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 attendance at the Merit Badge University 2. A family illness or an emergency prevents the Scouts attendance at the Merit Badge University.