Merit Badge University

Email to get on our email list for 2022. Please include the email that you plan to use during the session. MBU at UMass Amherst will be virtual this year on Zoom. There are two sessions: Saturday, March 26th and Saturday, April 9th. 


31st Annual Merit Badge University  Presented by Alpha Phi Omega, Kappa Omicron Chapter 

March 26th, 2022 and April 9th, 2022

 Contact Information:       MBU Chair: Maddie Hoffses

                                           Advisor: Mia Santos-Izyk

MBU Email:



Times: Check-in begins at 8:30 am

First session: 9am - 11am

Second Session: 12:30pm - 2:30pm


Location: This is a virtual event taking place on Zoom.


Cost: No charge

Lunch: There will be a lunch break between 11:00am - 12:20pm.

Classes: Scouts should sign up for a class during each session. Merit Badge classes will be limited due to faculty-student ratios. Badges are offered on a first-come, first-served basis..

Registration*: Will be online through Tentaroo, an online event registration website used by the Western Massachusetts Council. Blue cards will be done online via Tentaroo as well. This will open at midnight on Monday, March 14.

                                              Registration received via email will NOT be accepted.

*Please note that registering for a badge at MBU does NOT guarantee its completion. Scouts will need to demonstrate to the counselor that they have completed ALL of the requirements for the badge(s) they are taking. This includes prerequisites (requirements assigned that need to be completed prior to MBU) as well as any homework that is assigned, to be completed between the two days. If a scout does not complete all requirements for the badge(s) they are signed up for at MBU, they will receive a partial. If they are unable to complete a Merit Badge, they will have to seek out their own counselor to complete the Merit Badge unless otherwise said.


The Western Massachusetts Council works with community groups and organizations that sponsor events that align to our mission. This event is not organized by Western Massachusetts Council and inquiries should be sent to the event contact.