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 8 (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 Heritage


Disability Awareness


Public Health ** S

Architecture ** S N


Electricity S


 Pulp & Paper S

Animation S FT


Entrepreneurship **


Robotics *** S FT

Astronomy ** S FT





Aviation S FT


Medicine S FT


Scouting Heritage  FT

Chemistry *** S


Moviemaking S FT N


Search & Rescue **

Climbing FT


Oceanography ** S FT N


Space Exploration ** S FT



Photography *


Traffic Safety

Crime Prevention


Programming * S FT


Truck Transportation

Digital Technology * S



S  STEM- Related Badge

FT  Field Trip Required

N New or Returning Merit Badge

*   On March 3, bring CyberChip card or note from SM (REQUIRED)

** Must be 12 years or older by start of MBU 2018

*** Must be 13 years or older at the start of MBU 2018




  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), Public Health (900am-1215pm), Collections (Periods 1 & 2 only), Animation (Periods 1 & 2 only), Public Health (Periods 1 & 2 only), Truck Transportation (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
Cancellation Policy
Refunds will be offered until 12/31/17 ONLY.

The Spirit of Adventure Council, Boy Scout of America