Merit Badge University 2018

Merit Badge University 2018
Registration Begins
11/25/2017 9:00 AM
Last Day To Register
Age Requirement
Birthdate must be between 3/4/2000 and 9/3/2007
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02139, US
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Merit Badge Prerequisites

Blue Card Instructions

Lab Permission Slip


Merit Badge University


The Harvard College Friends of Scouting in conjunction with Spirit of Adventure Council presents Merit Badge University (MBU) 2018.  Merit Badges are an important part of the Boy Scout Program.  At MBU, Boy Scouts (not Webelos) may earn up to three MBs that are not typically available in a camp or troop setting including almost 20 STEM-related merit badges.

When: Saturday, March 3 (8 AM - 2:30 PM) & Saturday, April 7 (9 AM - 2:30 PM) - Both sessions are required. Some badges have a field trip on an intervening Saturday or Sunday to be determined by individual Merit Badge Counselors. Registering for session one automatically registers you for the same merit badges in session two.

What: An opportunity to earn three (non-Eagle required) merit badges while attending classes at Harvard University. For some badges, some requirements must be done prior to the first Saturday session. (Counselors will correspond with Scouts by the end of February with this information.) To complete some merit badges, other work will need to be done between the first and second session and emailed to the counselor.




American Cultures


Electricity S


Photography *

American Heritage


Energy S


Programming * S FT

Architecture S




Public Health S

Animation S FT


Geocaching S FT


Pulp & Paper S

Astronomy S FT


Geology S


Radio S

Aviation S FT


Insect Study S


Robotics S FT

Chemistry S


Journalism FT



Climbing FT




Scouting Heritage  FT



Medicine S FT


Search & Rescue S FT

Crime Prevention


Moviemaking S FT


Space Exploration S FT

Digital Technology * S




Traffic Safety

Disability Awareness


Oceanography S FT


Truck Transportation FT





Weather S


S   STEM- Related Badge

FT  Field Trip Required

*     Required to bring proof of Cyber Chip



Period 1  9:00am- 10:30am

Period 2  10:45am- 12:15pm

Period 3   1:00pm- 2:30pm


Each Merit Badge will be offered in all three periods with the exception of Robotics (ALL DAY), Collections (Periods 1 & 2 only), Animation (Periods 1 & 2 only), Moviemaking (Period 3 only) and Scouting Heritage (Period 3 only)


Scouts, be sure to review Merit Badge Prerequisites and how to fill out Blue Cards, to do so before MBU. Those signing up for Chemistry, be sure to download and fill out the Lab Permission Slip. 


Merit Badge Prerequisites


Blue Card Instructions

Lab Permission Slip


It is the policy of the Spirit of Adventure Council, BSA that no Scout will be denied the opportunity to participate in the program for financial reasons. If a Scout in your Troop or family meets this criteria, please contact us at before registering.

Contact E-mail
$60.00 per Participant

The Spirit of Adventure Council, Boy Scout of America