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Rodrigo and Mike started the site after a Wood Badge course in 2005. We used to be a bear and a good ole bear too.  Our goal was to make it easier for event managers to setup, manage, and track merit badge classes without getting mired in reams of paper from the postal service.   

We are proud to say, after nearly 15 years, we offered over 2,800 events, 46,000 classes with over 245,000 participants taking nearly 410,000 seats via 1.4 million visitors. All of this in an hour per week. We realize this will disappoint quite a few loyal scouters who have used and promoted our project for many years.  We cannot tell you how much we have appreciated your feedback, gratitude, and patience when we needed to fix something.  We could not do it without you.

Unfortunately, the site needs a major overhaul. Neither of us has the time to redesign the registration system to meet these emerging requirements.  For this reason, it is time to shut it down. Here is the approach:

First, we have disabled the ability to create new events.  The events that are using the registration system up through May 2020 will be honored, but all others events will be blocked.

Second, if you have managed events in the past, we suggest you sign on and create a backup excel file for your records.  We still have adults looking for "blue cards" sometimes over a year after an event. 

Sometime in Q2 2020, we will take the site offline.

Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Merit Badge University at Tennessee Tech University
Location Roaden University Center (RUC), Tennessee Tech Campus, Cookeville, TN 38505  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
1/26/2019 8:00 am 1/25/2020 5:00 pm
Open for Registration Last day to Register
10/1/2018   1/15/2020
(# badges a single scout can attend)
(cost to attend event)
(Who is invited)
1 $25.00 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 have questions, contact the event manager by clicking this button.

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Sponsor Information

Tennessee Tech Merit Badge University

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Cookeville, TN

Complete details will be posted here in early fall 2019.

25+/- merit badges will again be offered to scouts 8th grade and above.  TTU sets our age requirement.  Registration will open around October 1st 2019.  Cost will be @ $25 per person – will include a hot lunch and a souvenir patch. Each merit badge has a size limit, so register early for best selection.  Final Sign up will be on Wednesday Jan 15th.

Registration is done by a Troop, rather than an individual.

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 including some scouting topics and other activities to enhance your troop.

For more information contact MBU Registrar, email:

This event page is under construction and information here is subject to change by the start of registration.  Merti Badges displayed were from 2019 and are subject to change.


Our 2019 MBU is now over, here was the info:

Merit Badge University (MBU) at Tennessee Tech University (TTU) is Saturday, January 26, 2019.

***Check-in, Opening and Closing ceremonies will be in the Roaden University Center (RUC) - Multipurpose Room - different location from last year***

***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 26, 2019, 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

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**


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

     -     Scoutmaster / Unit Leaders:  Please log into 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 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   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:

****We require "witness signatures" on all forms requiring parent or guardian signature (witnessed by either troop scoutmasters or committee chair or chartering organization representative

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

 - 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:

 - 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:

 - 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:


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


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, 2019

Sign-up between January 8, 2019 - January 12, 2019 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 ( 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:



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:

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:

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