Q. Do I need to pre-register for the Troop 260 Merit Badge University?

A. Yes!! Merit badge classes are first come, first served and will fill up prior to the event. Be sure to review all prerequisites and double check that your Scout needs/wants the merit badges you sign him/her up for. There are NO refunds for cancellations and NO class changes after you’ve registered.

Q. How many merit badge classes can I take?

A. All of our merit badge classes are half day (3 hour classes) with the exception of First Aid which is an all-day class. You may select one all day merit badge session OR a maximum of two 1/2 day merit badge sessions. If you choose two merit badge sessions, you are limited to registering for only one Eagle Scout-Required merit badge session (denoted by an asterisks).

Q. What is included with my registration fee?

A. The $65 registration fee includes up to two merit badge classes and a lunch.

Q. Can I only come for half the day and take just one merit badge class?

A. Yes. When registering, you would select the merit badge in the AM or PM session you would like to take and select “none” for the AM or PM merit badge session you do not want to take. Please note that the $65 registration fee remains the same. Lunch is still included. Be sure to make your lunch selection when registering.

Q. Can I cancel my registration and get a refund?

A. All Merit Badge University registrations are final. There are NO refunds for cancellations.

Q. Can I cancel my registration and get a credit toward a future Merit Badge University event?

A. No, all Merit Badge University registrations are final. There will be NO credits for future events.

Q. Can I change my class selections after I’ve registered?

A. No, all Merit Badge University registrations are final. There are NO class changes after you’ve registered.

Q. What are the lunch options?

A. Lunch is included in the Scout’s registration fee. It is an all-you-can-eat Buffet style including options for hamburgers, pizza, salad bar, a soda fountain and soft-serve ice cream. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available. Adult lunches are also available for purchase for an additional $12.00 when registering for the event.

Q. Will other food or snacks be available?

A. Yes! There will be a Trading Post offering a variety of every scout’s favorite selection of goodies including: snacks, drinks and more.

Q. How early should I arrive to Check in?

A. Check in begins at 7:00 am for the all day and morning sessions. The flag ceremony begins at 8:30 am. You’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to park and turn in all necessary paperwork. If checking in for just the afternoon session, you’ll want to arrive by 12:00 pm.

Q. What should I bring?

Scouts should bring the following items to Merit Badge Day:
–  A Scoutmaster-signed prerequisite form and any completed work (download here)
–  A Scoutmaster-signed blue card for each merit badge (Scout needs to fill out and get signed by his Scoutmaster)
–  Merit badge worksheets
–  Pen / pencil and paper
–  5 non-perishable food items for Feeding America!
–  Cash if you would like to purchase something from the Trading Post

Q. What is the dress code for Merit Badge University?

A. Scouts should be dressed in their Field (Class A) uniform and closed toe shoes.

Q. What if I can’t get my prerequisites done before Merit Badge University? Will I still be able to get my blue card signed off and earn the merit badge?

A. Scouts need to complete all of the prerequisites required for their merit badge and be able to show proof of completion to get their blue card signed off by the merit badge counselor. It’s still okay to come take the class if some prerequisites are not met. In this case, the Scout would get a partial sign off on the blue card. Once all of the requirements are met, they can get a full sign off at a later date. Our merit badge counselors will share their contact information during class so they can be contacted by Scouts later, if needed.