Merit Badge University

April 22, 2017

Lone Star College, University Park
20515 SH 249 

Merit Badge University (MBU) is an opportunity for Boy Scouts or Venturers, of any rank, to work on several merit badges. All Scouts are required to bring signed blue cards in order to work on merit badges.

Merit badge counselors and room volunteers are needed to make this event a success. ​

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Registration

Register is done by units. Registration opens in March. 

Find additional merit badge class opportunities on the council Scout Days webpage.

What to Bring

  • Field uniform
  • Water bottle
  • Blue card signed by the Scoutmaster for every class
  • Note taking materials
  • Merit badge book for every class that has been read prior to the event.
  • Documentation of prerequisites completed prior to class (a list will be posted soon)
  • BSA Health and Medical forms (Parts A & B) for every participant

See the national website for more information about the specific requirements for each badge. Course prerequisites will be posted soon.

Schedule

                6:30 - 7:30 am Registration
  7:45 am  Opening
  8:00 - 11:50 am Morning Class
  11:50 am - 12:20 pm Lunch
  12:30 - 4:20 pm Afternoon Class
  4:30 - 5:00 pm Closing Activities
  5:00 - 5:30 pm Check Out

Event Volunteers

Merit badge counselors and room volunteers are needed to make this event a success. It is the purpose of the Boy Scouts to provide an exciting program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and to develop personal fitness. Providing advancement opportunities is a primary part of this educational program. 

Merit Badge Counselors

Merit badge counselors are needed to run the merit badge classes. Merit badge counselors must be registered with the council and have up to date Youth Protection Training. YPT can be taken at www.myScouting.org. It is our goal for the Scouts to be afforded opportunities to share resources from other troops with diverse occupations and skills. The boys will be expected to complete all the requirements as indicated by the Boy Scouts of America. Merit badge counselors should wear their Scout uniform if possible.  

The merit badge counselor is a key player in the Boy Scout advancement program. Whatever your area of expertise or interest—whether it is a special craft or hobby (basketry, leatherwork, coin collecting), a profession (veterinary medicine, aviation, engineering), or perhaps a life skill (cooking, personal management, communications)—as a merit badge counselor, you can play a vital role in stirring a young man's curiosity about that particular topic. By serving as a merit badge counselor, you offer your time, knowledge, and other resources so that Scouts can explore a topic of interest

 

          Room Volunteers

Room volunteers are parents that assist the merit badge counselor. Room volunteers must have current Youth Protection Training. YPT can be taken at www.myScouting.org. Successful Scouts have the support and guidance of parents. The parents are a treasure trove of information that can benefit every young man in our leadership program. Your encouragement and occasional “refocusing of purpose” that boys your son’s age require will be invaluable. The successful leader in Scouts learns quickly to be successful in everything they attempt.

            

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all participants must follow youth protection guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • No one-on-one contact between adults and youth members. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting     Enterprise Risk Management

Contacts

For questions, contact Kat Amundsen.