Merit Badge University @ WVU

Dear Scoutmasters – The WVU Merit Badge University registration site is now open.  There are 19 merit badges being offered, with 9 of them being Eagle-required (or an option for a required badge).  The list of available badges is attached.  All registration is online this year. Parents/Guardians/Unit Leaders should visit the MBU@WVU web site to register:


MBU@WVU will be on Saturday February 24, 2018, headquarted at the WVU Rec Center, as in past years.


The cost is $15, the same as last year, and includes a hot dog lunch and patch.  Payment also is on-line (although if a credit card is not available, checks made out to “Mountaineer Area Council” should be mailed to me). There are no registrations and no payments at the Council office so as to avoid confusion.  And, our Council office staff already have enough to do!


Registration is “first-come, first-served.”  We will confirm the Scouts’ merit badge assignment by email within 5 business days of receipt of registration AND payment. 


Please note that in consultation with our Advancement Committee Chair and Scout Executive, we are employing the “Blue Sheet” format used at a prior BSA National Jamboree. Scouts will NOT mail in a blue card this year, and will NOT have to bring a blue card with them. Instead, a “Blue Sheet” indicating completion (or not) of each requirement of each badge, and the badge in its entirety, will be provided to the Scout (and a copy kept here at WVU, in case of loss of the “Blue Sheet”).  This should streamline the registration process and Scouts’ entry the morning of MBU.


Paul White is coordinating the “Scouter Guides” who accompany each merit badge class, and who help with the completion of the “Blue Sheets.”  If you can help us the day of MBU, would you please contact Paul?  His email address is  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Thanks for your interest in and support of MBU@WVU!


If you would like to stay at Camp Mountaineer the weekend of MBU and enjoy an movie, cracker barrel, and morning breakfast, please click here!