Old Colony Council's MBU event provides over 1000 scouts with the opportunity to complete three merit badges during the month of March each year. Held on three Saturday mornings that month, scouts attend three merit badge classes (~ 1 hour each). A number of badges (such as Aviation) provide field trips during the "off week" to complete out-of-classroom requirements.
For first-year scouts and WEBLOS that crossover prior to the first session, MBU offers a 2 hour flight-to-eagle program, which covers a selection of Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class rank requirements. This program helps these younger scouts focus on early rank requirements, while giving them the opportunity to take one merit badge class.
Typically attended by over 100 troops each year, MBU helps scouts gain access to merit badge instruction for badges that are not typically available through their troop's program or offered at summer camp.
For more information, see the MBU newsletter.
If you have a question, comment, or suggestion, please contact:
Old Colony Council, BSA
2438 Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021
Phone: (781) 828-8360
Fax: (781) 828-0543