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Event Type Merit Badge
Title Merit Badge University at Tennessee Tech University
Location Memorial Gym, Tennessee Tech Campus, Cookeville, TN 38505  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
1/27/2018 8:00 am 1/27/2018 5:00 pm
Open for Registration Last day to Register
10/1/2017   1/7/2018
Sessions
(# badges a single scout can attend)
Fees
(cost to attend event)
For
(Who is invited)
1 $20.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Middle Tennessee Council Upper Cumberland

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Please read everything we've included in the event description. If you still ahve questions, contact the event manager by clicking this button.

Email Kris Craven (kcraven@tntech.edu), the Event Manager

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
Adult Volunteers ALL DAY  21200189 Not Known Not Known
Architecture ALL DAY  131211 Not Known Not Known
Automotive Maintenance ALL DAY  131711 Not Known Not Known
Chemistry ALL DAY  131413 Not Known Not Known
Chess ALL DAY 1, 2, 3131211 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the World* ALL DAY  13150 Not Known Not Known
Crime Prevention ALL DAY 2, 5, 61384 Not Known Not Known
Digital Technology ALL DAY  132523 Not Known Not Known
Drafting ALL DAY  131412 Not Known Not Known
Electricity ALL DAY  131312 Not Known Not Known
Engineering ALL DAY 4131713 Not Known Not Known
Entrepreneurship ALL DAY 61377 Not Known Not Known
Fly Fishing ALL DAY 10131210 Not Known Not Known
Geocaching ALL DAY  1398 Not Known Not Known
Geology ALL DAY  131515 Not Known Not Known
Graphic Arts ALL DAY  1383 Not Known Not Known
Law ALL DAY  132421 Not Known Not Known
Medicine ALL DAY  13109 Not Known Not Known
Moviemaking ALL DAY  13108 Not Known Not Known
Nuclear Science ALL DAY  132019 Not Known Not Known
Photography ALL DAY  1375 Not Known Not Known
Public Health ALL DAY  1388 Not Known Not Known
Radio ALL DAY  1398 Not Known Not Known
Rifle Shooting ALL DAY  13108 Not Known Not Known
Veterinary Medicine ALL DAY  131212 Not Known Not Known
Weather ALL DAY  131212 Not Known Not Known
Wood Carving ALL DAY  1364 Not Known Not Known
Sponsor Information




***Check-in and Opening cermonies will be in the TTU Memorial Gym this year NOT the Roaden Unversity Center***



***We require MBU participants to be at least in the 8th grade***



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



Date / Time:  Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Central Time.

Check-in desk opens at:  7:30 am

Flag Ceremony starts promptly at:  8:30 am



   
Description
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 university campus.

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 Business Media Center, as well as other laboratories and displays. We will also have programs and lectures of interest for the adult leaders throughout the day.

Scouts should "Be Prepared" when they arrive at Merit Badge University.

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.

 


Counselor Information
Please complete all pre-requisites.



 
Unit Sign-up Instructions
Register early to help us prepare accordingly and to assure a spot in the merit badge that you desire.  Each merit badge has a size limit.



**Lunch is included with your merit badge fee and will be in the TTU Dining Facility**



UNIT SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS **VERY IMPORTANT** - THERE ARE MANY CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS YEARS



1)     Registration must be completed by Troop, rather than on an individual basis. 

     -     Scoutmaster / Unit Leaders:  Please log into www.meritbadge.info and create yourself an account.  This is how you will register your troop

     -     All required forms must be completed (forms listed below) or the scout will not be able to attend the merit badge session

     -     Tutorials have been created to show you how to create an account (Create User), update your user information address (Update User) and how to sign up your scouts for merit badges (Register Unit):

  • * ALL: Create User Show me how to setup a new user.

  • * ALL: Update User Show me how to change my unit and email address.

  • * Unit Leader: Register Unit Show me how to sign up my scouts for merit badges.


2)     ALL ADULTS who are attending MUST register for the “Adult Volunteer” program (this can be found in the list of Merit Badges).  At least one leader from your troop must be in the adult program at all times, this is in case of emergency with one of your scouts.  The $20.00 fee covers lunch and patches for the adults.  



3)     Registration for sessions are on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If the merit badge you would like is full at the time you are registering, please check back often as the registrations do change as the event nears.



4)     Please remember that you are reserving a place in the class for your scout when you register him.  The registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.  At the last moment, you may send another scout to replace a scout that can't attend but they must take the same merit badge, be in at least the 8th grade and have all required forms completed. Please contact our Registrar, Kris Craven at mbu@tntech.edu as soon as you can regarding a last minute change.  



5)    IF YOUR TROOP IS BRINGING MORE THAN ONE REGISTERED SCOUT LEADER, PLEASE CONSIDER SERVING AS TWO DEEP LEADERSHIP IN A MERIT BADGE CLASS TO SATISFY YOUTH PROTECTION POLICIES.  Please send a list of these volunteers to Kris Craven at mbu@tntech.edu.   It is CRITICAL to the success that we have adults that will sit in sessions. 





REQUIRED FORMS - SCOUTMASTERS - Please ensure all the forms below are completed:



1)  Each scout attending MBU will need to complete a liability and photo-release form available here:


https://www2.tntech.edu/mbu/2018MBU-releaseofliabilityform.pdf

 - You will mail this completed form in with your payment



2)  Each troop will also need to bring completed health forms for each scout attending.

The BSA Health form is located here:  http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_AB.pdf

 - Scout leaders - please keep these with you at all times



3) Your Troop must complete a BSA Tour Permit form, a copy is located here:

https://www2.tntech.edu/mbu/BSA%20Tour%20Permit.pdf

 - Please show this form at the check-in table



4) Scouts attending the Veterinary Medicine or Entrepreneurship MB sessions will also need to have the TTU - MBU Transportation Waiver form completed due to these MBU sessions being off-campus:  

https://www2.tntech.edu/mbu/2018_MBU_Transportation_Waiver.pdf

 

Please click the link located below that says "Sign Up My Unit".   Fill out all necessary information.  If you have any questions feel free to email our Registrar, Kris Craven at  mbu@tntech.edu

 


Payment Instructions for the Unit
Registration is on a first come/first served basis. There will be no refunds.

This year the TTU MBU fee is $20.00 per scout if you sign up by:  January 7, 2018

Sign-up between January 8, 2018 - January 12, 2018 and there will be a $5.00 late fee, per scout (total due $25.00 per scout)



1)  After you complete the registration process, you must send your troop's payment and a signed liability and photo-release form (https://www2.tntech.edu/mbu/2018MBU-releaseofliabilityform.pdf) for each scout that has been registered, mail check or money order to:

 
Michelle Burk

1675 Clemmons Rd

Cookeville, TN 38501



2)  Payment will need to be made within two weeks from when you are finished registering.  The amount you owe will show as you register.  For a complete roster and for the total owed, please use the "Show & Print Roster" link.  Consider this your invoice.



3)  If we do not receive your payment by our deadline, the troop's registration will be dropped.



**PLEASE remember to register your adult leaders in the "Adult Volunteer" program - it is required that all adults be registered.  Please see the registration instructions above**



For more information contact MBU Registrar, email: mbu@tntech.edu

 

 


Directions to the Event
The TTU campus is located in Cookeville, Tennessee, 80 miles east of Nashville, 100 miles west of Knoxville, and 90 miles north of Chattanooga.



Driving directions to Cookeville and the Tennessee Tech Campus:  https://www.tntech.edu/about/maps-and-directions



 
Release Information
Each troop understands that every boy attending must be registered scout with the BSA, be in at least the 8th grade, and provide a signed liability and photo-release form.



In addition, please read and be familiar with the TTU Minors on Campus Policy:   https://www2.tntech.edu/mbu/TTU_Minors_on_Campus_Policy.pdf



 
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