Merit Badge University

The 2018 Merit Badge University will be held on February 24, 2018, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. MBU is hosted by Alpha Phi Omega, a service organization based on the ideals of the Scouting program.

MBU is an opportunity for Scouts to work on badges in a collegiate environment. Focusing on learning through doing. Scouts are encouraged to come and register with their units, but to take classes that interest them or help them advance in rank.

About MBU

Merit Badge University brings together over 500 Scouts for a day of learning with some of the best merit badge counselors out there. At MBU, we have some of the best professors, Scouters, and students. All of which have extensive knowledge and experience in their field. Ready to share it with the Scouts in their classes.

Event Details

Registration for Scouts will be $40 and will cover a t-shirt, a patch, lunch and instructional material. Adults are asked to pay $10 to cover the cost of their lunch. Please note that some classes may have additional fees.

February 24, 2018

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX


Scouts will participate in up to 4 merit badge course that will complete most, if not all the requirements for the badge. Scouts will leave feeling energized, and excited about what they’ve learned from their time at MBU. Check out our program to see what your Scouts can earn at MBU!


Participant Check-in – 7 – 8 a.m.

Session One – 8:30 a.m.

Session Two – 10:40 a.m.

Lunch 1 – 12:00 p.m.

Lunch 2 – 12:50 p.m.

Session Three – 1:40 p.m.

Session Four – 3:50 – 5:30 p.m.

Alpha Phi Omega

Alpha Phi Omega is a national service organization founded on the ideals of the Scouting program. It’s three values, leadership, friendship, and service, are what guides the program in its mission. APO has been a major part of the Texas A&M campus since 1962. As an organization we give back to the campus, the community, and to Scouting with one of the largest student lead organizations on campus boasting over 200 members and contributing over 10,000 hours of service to the community each year. Today, APO is happy to give back to the community through its servant leadership, and is excited to see the positive impact it has on the lives it touches.