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Event Details

Registration and Payment


Scholarships are available. In the event that the registration fee would disallow any Scout from participating, contact the MBU Coordinator, Dr. Dan McNeil.


Scouts should complete prerequisite requirements as described on the MBU web site list of prerequisites, and should bring proof of completion to MBU. Also, scouts should read the merit badge pamphlet prior to MBU. Merit badge pamphlets are available on-line (on paper or electronically) at or at the Mountaineer Area Council, BSA office in Fairmont.


8:00 - 8:45             Check In
8:45-9am                Opening Ceremony 
9:15am-12:15pm   Merit Badge Session 1
12:30-1:15pm        Lunch
1:30-5:00pm          Merit Badge Session 2
5:00-5:30pm          Check out

What to Wear

All participants must wear a full “Class A uniform” or its equivalent for their group.
Scouts should dress to be prepared to walk across campus, even if cold or raining/snowing.  

What to Bring

  • Notebook and pen/pencil for taking notes and participating in the merit badge class.
  • Appropriate outerwear and shoes for walking across campus, even in inclement weather.
  • You may wish to bring money for a trading post with patches, other Scouting items, and snacks.


The day will begin and end at the WVU Student Recreation Center. Scouts will move to various WVU facilities for badges, and the day will end at the Rec Center. The street address is 2001 Rec Center Drive, Morgantown, WV 26506.
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Boy Scout Unit Leader Approval

In completing this registration, it is assumed that Boy Scouts have approval from their unit leader to participate in Merit Badge University, and to enroll in the selected badge(s). A “blue sheet” (equivalent to a “blue card”) will be provided to each Scout at MBU, as has been done in past BSA National Jamborees. Boy Scouts do NOT mail in blue cards prior to MBU, and do NOT need to bring a blue card with them.

Code of Conduct

While at MBU, scouts, leaders, parents, and any accompanying persons are expected to act in accordance with the Boy Scout Oath and Law or the promise, law, oath, or creed for their youth organization. Participation is contingent upon agreement to the MBU Code of Conduct available on the MBU website.

Evening Use of the Rec Center

At the conclusion of MBU, after 5 pm, Scouts and leaders/parents may use the WVU Rec Center. The fee is $6, to be paid in cash at the Rec Center registration desk, for each individual.  In this evening activity, all youth must be supervised by adults who are physically present at the Rec Center, consistent with the BSA Youth Protection Guidelines.