Merit Badge University - 2023
Welcome to Merit Badge University
When MBU began over 26 years ago - less than 100 Scouts attended. Today, over 1,600 Scouts from all over the United States attend this event, making our MBU one of the largest in the Nation. Whether this is your first visit to MBU or you are a veteran, please read the instructions carefully as some of our registration procedures have changed.
Ready to get started? First, review the Class Schedule and read through the Event Class Catalog. These documents contain class times, descriptions, requirements and special instructions from our Instructors. Take some time and review the Frequently Asked Questions document too. It contains a ton of information for parents - whether you're an MBU veteran or a 1st timer.
MBU is a uniformed event. Scouts, Adult Leaders and Instructors are required to be in uniform throughout the day.
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Ready to get started? Please use the Registration button at the top of this page.
See you at MBU '23 for the INDOOR session on Saturday, February 25th at York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois!
Your Volunteer MBU Event Team.
*** The OUTDOOR Session of MBU 2023 will be held at Camp Big Timber in Elgin, Illinois on Saturday, May 6th. Registration will open for this session by Mid-March.
WHEN WILL MY BLUE CARDS BE READY TO ACCESS?: 'Blue Cards' will once again be electronically available after each session of MBU 2023. You will be able to access them and download them using your registration # and the email address you used when you signed up. Please allow 2 weeks for uploading the ~4000 records into the system. An Email will be generated to all registrations once this task is completed. Please be patient. (You are welcome to log in periodically, as they will appear in real time as they are entered, but it takes up to 2 weeks for all of them to be processed.)
WHAT TO BRING to MBU
Please remember to BRING a PAPER COPY of the BSA Health Form Parts A & B. These will be collected. ALL Scouts and Adult Staff & MBCs MUST turn in a Health Form to participate. This is a BSA requirement.