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PLEASE READ: No MBU do to covid-19.

Registration will close at midnight on the Monday before the event.

Troop 197's annual Merit Badge University program is in it's 12th year. Each year our Troop MBU, with the help of our charter organization Fellowship Church, has grown. This year is no exception and it will be the 8th year we are offering our program to other Troops. It is designed for us to have an indoor activity in February and participate with our charter organization on Scout Sunday. Scouts from any troop in our district (Trail of Tears) are welcome to come and participate.

MBU is very much like a day in school. All courses are taught by registered adult counselors; all of which are true experts in their chosen fields. Classes are highly structured and class sizes are limited to insure quality instruction. Advance registration is required. Classes begin and end on schedule and boys are not permitted to wander between classes or roam the halls. NOTE TO PARENTS: Scouts must be checked out if they leave early.

Many of the merit badges offered at MBU can be completed start-to-finish that day; others require varying amounts of advance preparation. Scouts who take classes without "doing their homework" in advance, will be awarded credit only for those parts of the badge that are completed.

Most merit badge classes last 4 hours, so scouts are able to work on 2 merit badges at MBU -- one in the morning and one during the afternoon. A complete Registration Packet, including a full course list, will be posted to this web page and be available for downloading once all counselors are confirmed; typically in early to mid-November. Until then, an advanced registration flyer (see hyperlink below) provides general details about the program, including information for adults interested in signing up to participate as a counselor. You may also send any questions or comments to

Fees must be paid online. Troops should make one transaction in order to recieve the discount. The discount will not be applied if scouts pay individually. Be sure that you have registered each scout and adult volunteer using the links below. Input below the number of individuals taking a class (Scout USA, Venture Scout, and Adults taking a class are included in this number) you are registering. Also include any additional lunches you would like to order. Adult volunteers must be preapproved as space is limited. Only MBU counselors will be provided a free lunch.

Subtotal: *

 MBU-A-ROO Registration
 Additional Lunch
Unit and #

* Troop 197 scouts should see the Troop treasurer to pay for the MBU.

* 3% transaction fee will be added to online and credit card purchase to cover bank fees.


Click here to download advanced
registration packet for MBU-A-ROO

Click here to see the list of
classes offered for this year


Click here to Volunteer or Register
for Adult classes for MBU

Click here to Register
for Venturing Training classes for MBU

Click here to download
Map & Driving Directions to MBU

Click here to download
Unit and Scout Registration Packet for MBU-A-ROO

Mail completed packet to:
MBU-A-ROO Registration
Attn: Renee Nieciecki
2219 Valley Grove Dr.
Murfreesboro, TN 37128