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Merit Badge STEM University

Merit Badge STEM University
Registration Begins
Last Day To Register
2/14/2020 6:00 PM
Edward Harris Jr MS, 8691 Power Inn Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624, US
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Please carefully read ALL of the instructions below to successfully register your Scout and allow him or her the best opportunity to have a successful event on February 22nd.

Merit Badge & S.T.E.M. University

Hosted by The Soaring Eagle District & the S.T.E.M. Committee

Saturday, February 22, 2019

Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School
8691 Power Inn Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624

EVENT FLYER: Download Here

Morning Session/Full-Day 
Check In: 7:00—8:30 am 
Opening/Flags: 8:30 am 
Classes: 8:45 am—Noon
Full-Day Class: 8:45 am—4:15 pm

Lunch Break: 12:00—1:00 pm

Afternoon Session 
Check In (for afternoon-only attendees): 12:30—12:50 pm 
Classes: 1:00 pm—4:15 pm

Breakfast, snack items, and lunch will be available for sale by the Order of the Arrow
at the OA snack booth. Lunch is $5.00 per person or bring a sack lunch.

Registration: $5 per half-day session (up to 2 allowed), $10 for one all-day session

ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT ONLY. No walk-ins. Classes are filled first come, first served and there are no wait lists. Register early, classes fill quickly.

To answer a number of frequently-asked questions:

  • All registered Scouts BSA members, or Venturers/Sea Scouts working on Scouts BSA requirements, are invited to participate.
  • There are no changes, nor refunds.
  • If a class is full, it's full.  No wait lists.
  • Registration and payment are online only
  • There will be no walk-ins
  • No additional classes will be added
  • Registration will close at 9:00 P.M. EST (6:00 P.M. PST) on February 15, 2019
  • Register only one Scout per registration
  • Click on the "Choose Activities in Category" drop-down to change the list of classes from 1- All Day Classes, to, 2 - Morning Classes, to, 3 - Afternoon Classes.
  • Morning classes are labeled #1 while afternoon classes are labeled #2.
  • Select only one MORNING and/or one AFTERNOON class and ensure the class names are for completely different merit badges.
  • For all-day classes, i.e. those taking First Aid, Electricity/Electronics, or Cycling, only select one.  Check your cart before checking out.
  • Electricity/Electronics is a merged, all-day, class where a Scout can complete both merit badges, if the prerequisites are completed in advance.  Remember to bring the $5 materials fee.
  • There will be no changing of classes on the day of the event.
  • All Scouts should obtain (either purchase or obtain from their Troop), read, and study the current BSA merit badge booklet for any merit badge they are working on.  Bring the booklet to class.
  • "Be Prepared" applies to the entire event.  You must know the contents of the merit badge booklet and you must do the pre-assigned (prerequisite) requirements.
  • Some classes have materials fees which are paid directly to the merit badge Counselor at the beginning of the class.  Please check the documents below for any fees that apply to your merit badge.
  • Download and read the Merit Badge STEM University Instructions Document at the link below.
  • Note:  Some merit badge classes will result in a partial merit badge.  The Scout will be able to complete the merit badge afterwards and contact the counselor for the class, or another counselor in their District, to have it signed off.
  • Important Note:  This is  "Blue Card" event.  ALL Scouts are responsible for obtaining their own blue cards (Merit Badge Application), getting them signed by their Scoutmaster beforehand, bringing them to their merit badge classes, and returning completed merit badge cards to their Scoutmaster for the second signature (see the Guide To Advancement, Section 7).  Merit Badge STEM University is not responsible for recording any merit badges in the BSA Advancement system.
  • If you have any questions about registering for classes, ask first.  Contact Mr. Sant at the email address below.
  • Parents and Leaders may not "shadow" their Scouts in any classes, except for medical reasons (see below).  There is not sufficient room in the classrooms.
  • If for medical reasons a Scout requires a parent or assistant to be present during the class, please contact the MBSU Coordinator, Mr. Rhymes, in advance (by February 20, 2020) at the email address below.

(Morning and Afternoon Welding Merit Badge added January 1, 2020)

Merit Badge & STEM Sessions

Merit Badge & STEM University Instructions Document
(ALL participants should download and read this document)

Merit Badge Class Prerequisites and Instructions
(Click the Merit Badge to download a worksheet.)

Make sure you complete all of the prerequisite requirements and bring all the necessary materials listed in the Prerequisites document.

American Cultures American Heritage Architecture
Astronomy Chess Citizenship in the Community
Citizenship in the Nation Citizenship in the World Coin Collecting
Crime Prevention Disabilities Awareness Electricity / Electronics
Emergency Preparedness Engineering Family Life
Medicine Personal Fitness Personal Management
Plumbing Robotics Surveying
Traffic Safety Welding
(added 1/1/20)

Registration Questions? Contact Mr. Rhymes at

updated: January 1, 2020
Contact E-mail
Cancellation Policy
No refunds.


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Sacramento, CA 95815

phone: (916) 929-1417

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 5:00pm (M-F)
Closed Saturday & Sunday

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251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

phone: (916) 649-1800

Hours of Operation:
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Closed for lunch 1:00 - 1:30
Closed Saturday and Sunday

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3881 Benatar Way, Suite D
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phone: (530) 809-0400

Hours of Operation:
11:00am - 6:00pm (W-F)
10:00am - 2:00pm (Saturday)
Closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday

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