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MBU [Updated for Fall 2019]

Hi Scouts,

 

Each year, the CU students in Alpha Phi Omega run Merit Badge University. This is open and encouraged for all Scouts. This year, they are offering 32 merit badges. Details below.

 

WHAT: Merit Badge University [MBU]

WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 2019

TIME: 8:30 AM to 5:15 PM

WHO: Open to ALL Scouts!

DESCRIPTION: MBU is an opportunity for Scouts to be on the CU campus and attend merit badge classes taught by college students who are members of Alpha Phi Omega. They have one session in the morning, lunch and two sessions in the afternoon. Scouts will be assigned 3 merit badges out of their request for 6 badges. They will be on campus and travel to each of the three classes. CU students are the instructors.

IMPORTANT – almost all of the merit badges offered at MBU require outside work. If you have a partial from a previous MBU, don’t take it again since they will probably be covering the same requirements you did the first time. Be sure to check the incomplete merit badge list on the troop Website.

CU MEETING LOCATION and MAPComing Soon – we don’t know which building they will be using this year. Stay tuned.

COST: $24 billed through Scout troop accounts. Extra $15 for Aviation MB, $10 for Lifesaving MB and Space Exploration MB.

LUNCH: Center for Community [C4C] All Scouts and adult attending - $12.00. Billed through Scout accounts with the registration fee, not at MBU. Lunch must be preordered.

PAYMENT: Charges are billed through Troop 171 Scout accounts. Cash, check, funds transfer via Venmo [@BSA171BOULDER] or credit card using PayPal [3% surcharge] See Kathy Brown for details.

CANCELLATION INFORMATION: once registration closes, MBU will not offer any refunds for any reason. Please contact Scott before the registration closes if you must cancel.

 

REGISTRATION LINKS

1. REGISTER FOR MBU HERE DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 <————————————————

 

2. MBU RELEASE – REQUIRED – DUE Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 [earlier would be appreciated]

 

INFORMATION LINKS

 

 

 

6. PREREQUISITES INFO AND SIGN OFF FORM – RECORD REQUIREMENTS COMPLETED BEFORE YOU GO TO MBU. Print one per merit badge.

 

6. INCOMPLETE MERIT BADGE LIST [don’t sign up for merit badges you have already started at previous mbu’s] Scroll down the list to find your name.

 

MBU is a great chance to help Scouts advance as well as experience life on a college campus.

 

YOUNGER SCOUTS – Suggested MB’s

The following merit badges are suggested for younger Scouts. They can be completed at MBU or at shortly afterwards. Enter them on the form in order of preference. REMEMBER – if you want to have a chance of being in the same classes with friends, sign up for the same classes in the same order, 1-6.

  • Art
  • Chess (if you already know how to play)
  • Fingerprinting
  • Nuclear Science
  • Photography (bring a charged digital camera)
  • Truck Transportation

 

YOUNGER SCOUTS – Merit Badges NOT RECOMMENDED

  • Emergency Preparedness MB [need to have First Aid mb first]
  • Personal Management MB [long and difficult mb. Best to wait to at least age 13]
  • Lifesaving MB [must be a strong swimmer and have Swimming MB]

 

MERIT BADGE REQUIREMENT LIST – Check to see what is involved for any merit badge.

 

American Business

American Labor

Architecture

Art

Aviation

Bird Study

Chemistry

Chess [takes 2 periods]

Citizenship in the Community

Citizenship in the Nation

Citizenship in the World

Digital Technology

Disability Awareness

Dog Care

Emergency Preparedness

Energy

Engineering

Environmental Science

Fingerprinting

First Aid [takes 2 periods]

Geology

Inventing

Law

Lifesaving (must be a strong swimmer + Fee $10.00)

Mining in Society

Nuclear Science

Personal Management

Photography [need a camera – charged battery]

Public Health

Public Speaking

Space Exploration [Fee $10]

Truck Transportation

Weather

 

 

 

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Scott Miller                 scott.miller@bsa171.org

Troop 171 B.S.A     http://bsa171.org

Boulder, Colorado

 

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