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Merit Badge University

April 9, 2022

Cascade Pacific Council is hosting Merit Badge University! Many merit badges will be offered with varying degrees of completion. Some merit badges will have pre-requisites, so refer to the table below and come prepared to your session. Participants can choose a pre-selected group of Merit Badges or up to 2 Ala carte Merit Badges for $20! (fee will be the same if you elect to take less than 3 merit badges).

Scroll down for full Merit Badge information and workbook downloads.

$20.00. Participants can choose a pre-selected group of Merit Badges or up to 2 Ala carte Merit Badges (fee will be the same if you elect to take less than 3 merit badges). There are additional fees for the Maker group for materials.

Refund Policy
All reservations are nonrefundable.

Cook Park
17005 SW 92nd Ave.
Tigard, OR 97224


In an effort to reduce the congestion and traffic, we are staggering the start times for MBU.  

Please note what time your theme, or class, is slated to begin and check-in during the appointed check in time.

  • 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM: Check-in for 8am MB Themes
  • 8:15AM – 9:00AM: Check-in for 9am MB Classes /Themes
  • 8:00AM-12:00pm Morning Sessions 
  • 12:00-1:00 lunch & service project
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Afternoon Session


  • Sack lunch/snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Workbook (download below)
  • Check pre-requisites below
  • Wear Class A (dress for weather)

Blue Cards
Blue cards will be available at the event which you can take back to your Troop. You may also bring a Scoutmaster signed blue card (whatever works best for your unit).


Key Contacts

Jennifer Mooney
Program Director

Carrie Hutchcraft
Program Assistant: Camping, Activities, & Training


Check the prerequesites for courses below and register today!

Merit Badge University Courses 2022

Check pre-requisites and bring a copy of the workbook to MBU.
Group/ThemeMerit BadgeTimeMerit Badge WorkbookPrerequisites
Zombie Apocalypse - FULLEmergency PreparednessZombie group 8:00AM to 4:00PMDownload1. First Aid Merit Badge 2. Bring MB Booklet
Zombie Apocalypse - FULLWeatherZombie group 8:00AM to 4:00PMDownload1. Brush up on Earth Science (refresh your memory).
Spy/Espionage - FULLFingerprintingSpy/Espionage group 8:00AM to 4:00PMDownloadno pre-requisites
Spy/Espionage - FULLSigns, Signals, CodesSpy/Espionage group 8:00AM to 4:00PMDownload#7. On a Scout outing, lay out a trail for your patrol or troop to follow. Cover at least one mile in distance and use at least six different trail signs and markers. After the Scouts have completed the trail, follow no-trace principles by replacing or returning trail markers to their original locations. #10. Briefly discuss the history of secret code writing (cryptography). Make up your own secret code and write a message of up to 25 words using this code. Share the message with a friend or fellow Scout. Then share the message and code key with your counselor and discuss the effectiveness of your code.
Spy/Espionage - FULLCitizenship in the WorldSpy/Espionage group 8:00AM to 4:00PMDownload#3. Do the following: a. Pick a current world event. In relation to this current event, discuss with your counselor how a country’s national interest, history, and its relationship with other countries might affect areas such as its security, its economy, its values, and the health of its citizens. b. Select a foreign country and discuss with your counselor how its geography, natural resources, and climate influence its economy and its global partnerships with other countries. #7. Do TWO of the following (with your parent’s permission) and share with your counselor what you have learned: a. Visit the website of the U.S. State Department. Learn more about an issue you find interesting that is discussed on this website. b. Visit the website of an international news organization or foreign government, OR examine a foreign newspaper available at your local library, bookstore, or newsstand. Find a news story about a human right realized in the United States that is not recognized in another country. c. Visit with a student or Scout from another country and discuss the typical values, holidays, ethnic foods, and traditions practiced or enjoyed there. d. Attend a world Scout jamboree. e. Participate in or attend an international event in your area, such as an ethnic festival, concert, or play.
Oregon Trail - FULLAnimal ScienceOregon Trail Group 9:00AM to 4:00PMDownload#6. Complete for one of each of the animals listed (Beef cattle/Dairy/Horse/Sheep/Hog/Avian).
Oregon Trail - FULLPublic HealthOregon Trail Group 9:00AM to 4:00PMDownloadRequirements: 1, 2 b,c, 3 (be prepared to perform the demonstration), 5a OR 5b, 6 a, b, c, 7a OR 7b, and 8. (Workbook sent to participants with prerequsistes highlighted).
National Pride - FULLAmerican BusinessNational Pride group 8:00AM to 4:00PMDownload#5. Choose a business and research how it applies each of the primary areas of business (accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and management). Share what you have learned with your counselor. #6. Do ONE of the following: (a) Choose one of the primary areas of business and identify three career opportunities. Select one and research the education, training, and experience required for this career. Discuss this with your counselor and explain why this interests you. (b) Select a business leader and interview this individual to learn more about his or her company and career path. Discuss the role ethics plays in making business decisions. Share what you have learned with your counselor.
National Pride - FULLCitizenship in the NationNational Pride group 8:00AM to 4:00PMDownloadPlease complete requirements: #2 - You must choose 2 to complete and be prepared to share and discuss what you did. #3 - Bring a record that you completed 5 days, be prepared to discuss what you learned. #6 - Please bring a speech of historic significance Good resource: https://www.americanrhetoric.com/top100speechesall.html
CollectionsCoin CollectingCollections group 9:00AM to 4:00PMDownload#6. Describe the 1999-2008 50 State Quarter program or the America the Beautiful Quarters and collect 5 different quarters from circulation. #9. Collect a denomination set (cent, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar and dollar) from circulation. Find the mint mark and designer’s initials (if any). #10. Attend a coin show or coin club meeting, or look at the U.S. mint’s website or a coin dealer website and report what you learned.
CollectionsStamp CollectingCollections group 9:00AM to 4:00PMDownload#8. Suggested options d. Bring a Stamp Collection that is 75 or more stamps OR e. collect postal items (no ads, envelopes without content) for 30 days including stamped and metered mail.
CollectionsCollectionsCollections group 9:00AM to 4:00PMDownloadPlease review all the requirements. https://www.boyscouttrail.com/boy-scouts/meritbadges/collections-merit-badge.asp Since this merit badge is all about your collection, you will need to have all the requirements prepared ahead of time. Be ready to talk to me about your collection and be ready to answer all the questions listed in the requirements. If you can't bring a sample of your collection, please have pictures to share.
Ala carte classChess9:00AM or 1:00PMDownloadBring a chessboard and pieces if you have one; no other prerequisites.
Makers - FULLLeatherworkMaker group 8:00AM to 4:00PMDownloadMaterial fee: $10 (paid during registration) & pen
Ala carte class - Both sessions FULLEngineering9:00AM or 1:00PMDownloadPrerequisites 1-9 (see emailed information once you register) It is HIGHLY encouraged that you complete all of the pre-requisites on this MB so that you can have completion by the end of the session on 4/9.
Makers - FULLTextilesMaker group 8:00AM to 4:00PMDownloadMaterial fee: $5 (paid during registration) & Pen
Makers - FULLBasketryMaker group 8:00AM to 4:00PMDownloadMaterial fee: $8 (paid during registration) and Pen (optional camp stool frame)
Ala carte class - FULLSigns, Signals, Codes1:00PMDownload10. Make up your own secret code and write a message of up to 25 words using this code. Share the message with a friend or fellow Scout. Bring it with you and share the message and code key with your counselor and discuss the effectiveness of your code.
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