Troop 197
Middle Tennessee Council Trail of Tears District Merit Badge Site: Merit Badges Charter Organization: Fellowship Church

Troop 197's Annual
Merit Badge University

Troop 197's annual Merit Badge University program is in it's 10th 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 6th 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.

New this year. Female scouts will be allowed to register for classes. No late fee will be assessed for female scouts only. Proof of registration will be required.

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

If you would like to pay for your fees online, Be sure that you have registered each scout and adult volunteer using the links below. Input below the number of individuals taking a class (Boy Scout, 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. Adults volunteering during our 2019 MBU-A-ROO are provided a lunch on the house as our Thank you for helping us make this event a success. Adults can either take a class or volunteer to help.

Subtotal: *
2019 MBU-A-ROO Registration
Additional Lunch
Unit and #

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


Click here to download general
information about MBU 2019

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 2019

Mail completed packet to:
MBU-A-ROO 2019 Registration
Attn: Renee Nieciecki
2219 Valley Grove Dr.
Murfreesboro, TN 37128


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