Available Classes and Requirements

MBU is designed to assist Scouts in completing requirements for merit badges. The instructors will address as many requirements as possible during the class. In order to facilitate these objectives, please review the following requirements.

Completed badges at MBU happen because Scouts come prepared and have their prerequisites done in advance!

Scout Leaders must certify that all Scouts:

  • bring a signed Waiver/Release form signed by parent or legal guardian
  • are eligibile and approved to take the merit badge class requested
  • have read the entire merit badge book for the requested class before MBU - bring it with you to class
  • complete all prerequisites* before MBU day - bring them with you to class
  • be First Class OR age 13 by MBU

Badge Information

BadgeTitleBookInstructorClass Limit
Aviation*Savannah Richardson, etal16
Citizenship in the Nation*Becky & Richard Cole20
Digital Technology*Michael Wheaton & Valerie Hackworth20
Engineering*Vahid Khiabani, Rick Taylor, Misagh Faezipour20
Geology*Mark Abolins & Laura Collins20
Photography*David Clark20
Programming*Brennan Huber16
Surveying*Marcus Knight20
Swimming*Pam Footit20

*Additional Prerequisites

Some badges have additional prerequisites.

Merit BadgePrerequisites
  • 3B - build a model FPG-9
    • plans in merit badge handbook
  • You must drive your scout to the Murfreesboro Airport and stay with them all day.
  • Scouts must be 13 or 1st class*
Citizenship in the Nation
  • 2, 3, 6, & 8


Scouts must be 13 or 1st class*

Digital Technology

Scouts must be 13 or 1st class*


Scouts must be 13 or 1st class*


Scouts must be 13 or 1st class*


Scouts must be 13 or 1st class*


Scouts must be 13 or 1st class*


Scouts must be 13 or 1st class*


Scouts must be 13 or 1st class*

Adult Training Opportunities

Boy Scout Leader-Specific Training
Red Cross 1: Standard First Aid & Adult CPR
  • Adults only - this is not a merit badge.
  • No additional fee for certification.
    • $20 MBU fee still applies.
  • Two-year certification upon completion.
Regular Adult Program
  • General information and scouting-specific sessions for those not taking training.


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