Application Packet

Registration for MBU 2020 is now CLOSED.


This is the application packet for the Merit Badge University to be held at Middle Tennessee State University on February 29, 2020. Class space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. No registration will be accepted after December 10, 2020, but most classes close by early November. Campus offices and services close due to the MTSU Holiday Schedule, which is why we must set strict deadlines.

Important Information

  • The Waiver / Release form is required for all scouts. Bring this to MBU, do not send in advance.

  • Each troop must register at least two adults who will attend all day to meet BSA's two-deep policy requirement. As in the past, an adult program will be provided. We also have Red Cross Certification and the Boy Scout Leader Position Specific training classes. You may also volunteer to sit in on a Merit Badge Class and get a free lunch!

  • Registration will take place from 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Central Time) at the Learning Resource Center (LRC) building. View a campus map.

  • Upon checking in at MBU, you will be asked for a cell number for one leader to be used in case of an emergency.

  • For adults, we will offer a Red Cross certification class - Red Cross 1: Standard First Aid & Adult CPR. There is no additional fee this year for Red Cross materials and certification, and it is still a two-year certification. These are not merit badges.

  • Scouts must get the appropriate merit badge book, read it in ADVANCE, and bring it and all prerequisite materials/projects to MBU.

  • Uniform for everyone will be "the Field Uniform" as defined by your Unit Committee.

  • A $15 application fee for each Scout AND adult must accompany your application. This covers lunch, a patch, and general administrative costs. In an effort to decrease spending, we are going back to checks.  You will need to send check (made out to "MTSU MBU") to:

Pat Thomas
211 Cope Administration Building
1301 E Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

  • By registering, UNIT LEADERS certify that all scouts are eligible and approved to take the merit badge/class requested AND the prerequisite requirements have been completed (where necessary).

If you have questions, contact me by email or by phone (615) 898-2398 Monday-Friday.

May you always be TRUE BLUE!
Carla J. Adamson  
Merit Badge University

Registration for MBU 2020 is now CLOSED.

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Day-Of Contact Info

MBU Staff

  • 615-414-8242

MTSU Police

  • 615-898-2424

MTSU Main Line

  • 615-898-2300

Campus Map

If you need assistance the day of MBU, ask for directions to the LRC / Learning Resource Center or the Jones or Mass Comm parking lot because the dispatcher might not know where “Merit Badge University” is being held on campus.