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Boy Scouts return to State Tech for Merit Badge University

More than 380 Boy Scouts of America will gather at State Technical College of Missouri on Saturday, July 27, 2013 for the Boy Scouts Merit Badge University.

For the twelfth year, the Linn Boy Scout Troop 17 will host the Merit Badge University at State Tech. The day will begin with an opening ceremony which will include the raising of the flag along with participants reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Shortly following the ceremonies, scouts will disperse to one of 35 merit badge classes to learn the basics of the topic and gain hands-on experience. By the end of the day, the scouts will have earned a merit badge that moves them one step closer to attaining the Eagle Rank.

“It’s always an honor to host the Boy Scouts Merit Badge University in cooperation with Troop 17,” stated Dr. Donald Claycomb, president of State Tech. “We enjoy working with the community to host this worthwhile project. The things learned at Merit Badge University broaden horizons and provide life skills for young men.”

Merit Badges offered during the Merit Badge University will include: animal science; archery; automotive maintenance; aviation; chess; citizenship in the community; citizenship in the nation; citizenship in the world; communication; computers; crime prevention; dentistry; dog care; drafting; electricity; electronics; emergency preparedness; engineering; fingerprinting; fire safety; first aid; fish and wildlife management; genealogy; home repairs; law; metalwork; music; personal fitness; personal management; photography; public speaking; search and rescue, soil and water conservation; stamp collecting; and traffic safety.

Linn Sate Technical College is Missouri’s only state technical college. Hands-on technical courses balanced with a strong foundation in communication, problem solving, decision-making and critical thinking prepare graduates for profitable employment and a life of learning.

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