Merit Badge University
March 30, 2020
Good Morning Scouts, Leaders, and Parents,Hope you are all well and safe during this stay at home advisory.As of now, all partials have been placed into Tentaroo. If you need more information about how to reach them, please let me know.Regarding continuing with online instructions and the possibility of continuing some Merit Badges on time, I am attaching a list with contact information for some Merit Badge counselors. Please reach out to them regarding continuing via online independently.Regard other Merit Badges, that were assigned to APO students, I will be reaching back to you if we are continuing those.Best Regards,Steven VoMBU Chair
March 14, 2020
Hello Scouters, Leaders, Parents and All,I regret to inform you all that Merit Badge University is now officially canceled for 2020.With Umass Amherst's announcement that we are to have online course delivery from now until the end of the semester, we have no choice but to cancel Merit Badge University Session 2.We are working to upload Tentaroo with the correct blue card information for partials. There will be another email sent out once that is completed.Attached below is a letter from Frank Evans, one of our advisors for the chapter.Please feel free to email us with any concerns. For now, I wish you all the best of health in dealing with this pandemic and hope to reach out once planning starts for 2021.Best Regards,Steven VoAPOKO MBU Chair
March 12, 2020
Dear Scouts and Scouters,
Alpha Phi Omega has just been notified that the spaces reserved on Campus for MBU are no longer available to us. In addition, the members were notified yesterday that they are not to return to Campus after Spring Break which starts tomorrow after classes. Students will remain at home until at least April 3rd. At this point we are unable to reserve any space on Campus for any date forcing us to cancel Day 2 of MBU 2020.
We will be unable to process any refunds since all the materials have been purchased already. We will attempt to get patches to all participants as soon as we are able to. All Scouts registered for MBU 2020 will receive a credit for MBU 2021.
If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember that we may not be able to address all questions until the Campus situation is resolved and students return.
Thank you for your understanding and we hope that all of you stay well during this situation.
Chairman, Advisory Committee - Kappa Omicron Chapter, Alpha Phi Omega
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:00 pm
Hello Scouts, Parents, Leaders and all
As some of you might have heard, due to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst announcement for all classes to be held online and for students to stay away from campus until April 3rd. With that information, Merit Badge University Session 2 is postponed until further notice.
Until we hear more information from campus officials, we are unable to hold organized events or return to campus until at least April 3rd. We hope to reschedule MBU, but understand that the situation is fluid due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus). I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that this causes, but this is an unplanned occurrence.
I will get back to you with more information about MBU as it becomes available. For now, I wish you all well. Have a good evening.
Sincerely yours,Steven VoAPOKO MBU Chair
Saturday, February 22, 2020 and Saturday, March 28, 2020
More information including prerequisites to badges offered can be found at the MBU website:
Adult Leader Training at MBU
Adult leader training offerings and registration can be found at wmascouting.org/mbu-training
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