Merit Badge University

February 17, 2018

Lone Star College
30555 Tomball Pkwy
Tomball, TX 77375

Merit Badge University is a Boy Scout advancement opportunity open to any registered Boy Scout. A Scout has the opportunity to work on requirements for several merit badges. These are not give-away merit badges, and this is not a merit badge factory. Each Scout is expected to fulfill all the requirements by reading the merit badge book ahead of time, attending classes and doing prerequisites. Scouts are expected to participate fully during the class in order to receive full credit for the requirements completed.

merit badge sash


The registration fee is $19.50 and covers an event patch and lunch. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis with a maximum of 375 Scouts. Merit badge classes sizes are between 8-15 Scouts.  

Registration opens in January.

What to Bring

  • Blue card signed by their Scoutmaster for each class
  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Parts A & B)
  • Merit badge book for each class (read prior to class)
  • Note taking materials
  • Water bottle


8:15 AM Registration begins
8:45 AM Opening ceremony (Conference Center)
9:00 AM - 12 PM Morning classes
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch (meal provided)
12 PM - 5:00 PM Afternoon classes

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all participants must follow youth protection guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • No one-on-one contact between adults and youth members. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting     Enterprise Risk Management


For questions, contact the Merit Badge University Chair or district activities chair.