Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I pay for Merit Badge University, I can’t seem to find the link?

A: Payment for Merit Badge University is made through Texas A&M’s marketplace service which can be found here.


Q: Will we need to bring Blue Cards?

A: Yes, this year counselors will be checking off requirements off the Blue Cards this year.


Q: Can my Scout switch classes after I’ve registered him?

A: Yes, you can adjust your Scout’s schedule up until January 21st. Just log back into doubleknot and sign up for any classes that are still open.


Q: Which merit badges are being offered and what requirements will be completed?

A: We’re still working on a final list of requirements that will be completed at the 2017 MBU. However all classes are currently listed under the courses tab and will be updated with requirements and other useful information as it becomes available.


Q: Will the Merit Badge University staff be distributing Scouts medication?

A: No, Scout leaders should plan on bringing and distributing their Scout’s medication. If you have any questions please submit them to


Q: My scout is on the waitlist for a class, what should I do?

A: Being on the waitlist does not guarantee placement in the class. If you are on the waitlist, it is recommended that your Scout selects secondary options to ensure that they have adequate time to complete merit badge prerequisites.


Q: I have paid for MBU, but when I log into the registration system it still shows a balance. What should I do?

A: Our registration and payment systems are not linked. We have to manually credit payments into the registration system. This process is taking longer than expected, but we hope to have it updated soon. If you have paid for MBU, please disregard this balance in the registration system. We apologize for the confusion.


Q: Will I be able to change my Scout’s classes the morning of check-in?

A: No, there will be no opportunities to change your Scout’s schedule. We ask that you address any concerns or discrepancies in your Scout’s schedule at least a week before MBU. To view your registration, please login to the registration system here.


Q: My Scout has dietary restrictions. Will you be able to make accommodations for lunch?

A: We are happy to accommodate your Scout’s dietary needs! In order for us to meet their needs, please fill out this form. We will do our best to provide the best lunch, but it is recommended that your Scout brings their own snacks for throughout the day.


Q: I have registered for MBU. What do I need to do now?

A: Thank you for registering for MBU. Please remember to submit payment here. Your registration account will continue to reflect a balance…


Q: Where are the closest campsites for our troops to use?

A: The resources for camping are available here.


Q: Where will check in be located?

A: Check in for MBU will be located at Bethancourt Ballroom 2300. Check in will start at 6:30 AM.