Merit Badge University

32nd Annual Merit Badge University  Presented by Alpha Phi Omega, Kappa Omicron Chapter 

March 2 and April 6, 2024

 Contact Information:      

MBU Chair: Courtney Bottenhorn

MBU Email:


Advisor: Mia Santos-Izyk



Where: Herter Hall, UMass Amherst (tentatively)

Times: Check-in begins at 8:30am

First session: 9:00am - 11:30am

Second Session: 1:00pm - 3:30pm


Cost: $10 per person

Lunch: There will be a lunch break between 11:30am - 12:45pm. Scouts can eat at any of the 4 dining halls (Hampshire, Berkshire, Franklin, Worcester) for $6.50. Scouts are also welcome to bring their own food or go to BlueWall.

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 5:00am on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

***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 session 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.

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2024 Merit Badge University Registration Flyer Download