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Scoutbook does not mark the badge as complete automatically until all the requirements, including #9 is complete. However a leader, parent or Scout can mark the badge as complete without any requirements being complete. That is true for any merit badge.
Most awards can be marked complete without any underlying requirements being completed. The only exceptions are ranks where Req 3 (Merit Badges) and Tenure must be met before the rank can be marked complete.