You must complete the MBU Prerequisites identified at the button below before Merit Badge University in order to complete the badge at MBU. You must bring a completed blue card signed by your unit leader.
Unless you are advised to the contrary, you will be assigned your first badge choice and should complete the prerequisites for that badge. Scouts should read the merit badge pamphlet for their badge prior to arrival at MBU. Please remember to complete all prerequisite requirements prior to arriving on campus. You must bring evidence of completion of the prerequisite requirements or documentation from a unit leader that the prerequisite requirements have been completed to his or her satisfaction. If you do not have evidence or documentation of completion, you will leave with an incomplete blue card.
Parking & Registration
You can find directions to campus here. Registration is from 8:00-8:45 a.m. in the Marisa Fieldhouse/Gymnasium (Number 14 on the campus map). Please park in the parking lots marked "PP" or "VP" on the campus map. City parking on the street may also be available.
What to Wear and Bring
Scouts must wear their Class A/Field Uniform to MBU. Scouts taking pottery, environmental science, swimming, cycling, and fingerprinting should wear a Class B/Activity Uniform.
All scouts must bring a blue card with their personal information completed and the merit badge indicated. The blue card must be signed by their unit leader. Scouts should also bring a tablet and pencil or pen, a water bottle, and evidence of completed prerequisites, if applicable. In addition, All scouts should bring rain gear and dress for the weather.
Scouts taking the music merit badge should bring their primary instrument if they have one. Scouts taking the orienteering merit badge should bring a blaze orange hat, vest, or jacket (because it is hunting season), boots, long pants, personal first aid kit, and an orienteering compass.
Scouts may bring spending money for Starbucks and the University Bookstore but should not bring other valuables with them. Scouts may ONLY visit these locations before registration or after they have checked out at the end of the day. Scouts are responsible for any spending money or other items they bring with them. No storage is available.
Adult Participants must be in Class A/Field Uniform and must present evidence of their BSA registration and current Youth Protection Training if you plan on attending a merit badge session.
Scouts will only be released to individuals identified on their registration. Individuals picking up scouts should bring photo identification. Those identified must come into the gym to retrieve scouts. No scouts will be sent outside to waiting cars. If the person to whom the scout may be released changes, that person must be identified no later than check in by the person who registered the scout or by the person dropping the scout off at the time of registration.
8:45-9:00 Opening Ceremony
9:00-9:30 Dismissal to Badge Classes