Thank you for your patience waiting for us to get the website up and running! We are happy to announce that registration for Merit Badge University for Spring 2015 is now open! The website’s functionality is much the same as in the Fall, although we are planning on adding features as time permits. Registration instructions are included below, but first we would like to go over some important dates (please note the changes in when we will close registration and when we will send scout assignments out):
March 2nd: Registration opens
March 14th: Registration closes
March 15th: Scout assignments sent out
March 20th: Payments due to the Louisville scout office
March 30th: Logistical Email
April 4th: Merit Badge University!
April 11th: Records released
Also, we unfortunately have had to adjust our prices to accommodate our changing situation with the University. Starting this semester, the University is raising our room rental rates. While we have been able to keep the registration cost at $15, we have had to raise some prices for specific classes, outlined below:
Swimming: Now $10/scout
Lifesaving: Now $10/scout
Leatherwork: Now $15/scout
Additionally, lunches will now be offered at a flat rate of $10/scout, regardless of age.
We have done our best to keep prices down, but unfortunately with the increased rates that we are being charged we were unable to come up with a reasonable budget without raising some prices.
If you have any questions — whether it be about registration, payments, or the price increases — please feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to clear up any confusion!
In Leadership, Friendship, and Service,
John and Domenic
Instructions for Registering:
A list of classes that we will be teaching can be found here: http://www.mbuonline.org/?page_id=78
To register scouts, please go to mbuonline.herokuapp.com. In order to register your scouts, you must first register as a scoutmaster. If you have not already signed up for an account, follow the “Sign up” link on the home page. If you have already signed up for an account, please login and continue to editing or adding scout registrations.
In order to sign up for an account, you must fill in all of the fields (we will never share your contact information with anybody unless you give us permission. Your email address will be used for communication, and to login to your account).
Once you have signed up for an account, you will be redirected to your profile page. The top section of the profile page displays the information that we have about you; please keep it up to date. Start by clicking on the “Edit” button and entering in your troop and district.
Adding or Editing Scout Registrations:
The bottom part of the profile page displays scouts in your troop — please add scouts that you know will be attending MBU by clicking the “Add a scout” button on the top right of the section. Fill in all fields of the scout’s information (again, none of this information will be shared unless permission is explicitly received). If you already registered scouts last Fall, then they should already be in the list. Please pick 6 new class choices for each of your previously registered scouts.
Each scout is allowed 6 choices for classes they would like to take at MBU. The “Preferred Courses” section displays these 6 preferences for each scout. In the “Preferred Courses” section, use the drop down to pick a course. REQUESTED CLASSES ARE ADDED ONE AT A TIME. PLEASE PICK A CLASS, CLICK ON “SAVE COURSE PREFERENCES”, THEN SELECT ANOTHER COURSE FROM THE DROP DOWN MENU. 6 unique courses MUST be associated with each scout for that scout to be assigned a schedule for MBU.
And that’s it! While we believe that the new website should be fully functional, we have just pushed up some changes so you may experience some problems that we haven’t anticipated. If you do have any problems, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to resolve the issue you are having as quickly as possible.