|Tennessee Tech Merit Badge
University — Saturday, January 28, 2017
Tennessee Technological University and the Upper Cumberland District
of the Boy Scouts of America invite you to bring the Scouts from
your troop to an adventure-packed day at Merit Badge University
on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Central Time.
campus is located in Cookeville, Tennessee, 80 miles east of Nashville,
100 miles west of Knoxville, and 90 miles north of Chattanooga.
to Cookeville and the Tennessee Tech Campus)
Merit Badges Offered
Merit Badge University will give your Scouts an opportunity to
earn one of the many merit badges offered
in engineering, science, or, if they prefer, a non-technical badge.
This is also an excellent time to expose older Scouts to a college
We require MBU participants
to be at least in the 8th grade.
Scouts should come in complete uniform. We will
comply with the regulations of individual troops.
Each merit badge will have its
own skill center. These centers may include tours of various campus
attractions such as the Computer Center, television station WCTE,
radio station WTTU, the Geology Building, the BusinessMedia Center,
as well as other laboratories and displays. We will also have
programs and lectures of interest for the adult leaders throughout
should "Be Prepared" when they arrive at Merit Badge
A scout who is prepared will have
read the pamphlet for his merit badge and completed all prerequisite
requirements. If the prerequisites have not been completed in
advance, the Scout will only receive a partial completion for
the merit badge. Some merit badges require travel to either on-campus or off-campus locations, some require the scout to get messy, and some require spending time outside in order to complete the requirements. A scout who is prepared will be dressed appropriately and/or bring work clothes with them.
Register online by January 13, 2017. No registrations will be processed between December 16th and January 6th.
Due to a federal court decision, we are now required to rent rooms at the University
to conduct the MBU, resulting in an increase in the MBU fee this year to $20.00
The fee of $20 per person includes a hot lunch and a souvenir patch.
Each merit badge has a size limit, so register early for best selection.
Registration should be done on a Troop, rather than an individual, basis.
Troops must also register at least one adult who will remain at the
Merit Badge University the entire day. An adult program will be provided.
Important update concerning forms: (10/24/2016)
Each scout attending MBU will need to complete a liability and photo-release form available here:
Each troop will also need to bring completed health forms and a troop tour permit to MBU.
Registration is on a first come/first served basis. There will
be no refunds. Please include at least 3 merit badge choices for each scout registering.
If a scout does not indicate a 2nd choice and the 1st choice is full, the troop's registration will be delayed.
we receive your registration it will be processed within five
days. No registrations will be processed between December 16th and January 6th.
After your troop's registration has been processed you will
receive an invoice and confirmed merit badge schedule placement for each scout.
will need to be made within two weeks of receiving your invoice.
we do not receive your payment by your deadline the troop's
registration will be dropped.
For more information contact MBU Registrar,