Fall 2015 MBU

Registration for Fall 2015 MBU now open! Register you scouts at https://mbuonline.herokuapp.com/

Important Dates:

October 15- Registration opens

November 6- Registration closes

November 9- Scout assignments sent out

November 11- Payments due to Louisville scout office

November 14-Merit Badge University!

November 20-Records released

 

Important notes:

-The registration fee this semester is the same as last semester- $15

Classes that include extra costs:

Swimming $10/scout

Lifesaving $10/scout

Leather-work $10/scout

 

Lunch

Lunched will again be at a flat rate of $12.50/person

 

Any question, comment,s or concerns should be addressed to Elias or Cameron at MBU@apo-gammatheta.org

 

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: mbu@apo-gammatheta.org. We will do our best to resolve the issue you are having as quickly as possible.

Spring 2015 Registration is Open!

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: mbu@apo-gammatheta.org. We will do our best to resolve the issue you are having as quickly as possible.

Website Updated! Add Preferences to your MBU Class Requests!

MBU is less than a month away! Remember that class registration closes on October 31, 2014 (next Friday) so be sure to get those requests in before then!

We have gotten lots of questions about how priorities are assigned for classes in MBUOnline. Until recently, all class requests were assigned the same priority. We are happy to announce that as of today, this has changed and you can now order scout’s classes by preference and your scouts will be assigned accordingly!

We have done our best to migrate existing class preferences. If you added your scouts’ requests in order of preference, then their registration should be correct. However, we recommend that all scoutmasters log in and double check their scouts’ registrations to make sure preferences are correct.

We have also added preliminary costs for each attending scout.  Please make sure that you have accurately entered the birthdays of your scouts, as we use their age to calculate the cost of their lunch cards. Note that this does not include costs for classes that require additional fees.The final cost per scout will be shown after classes are assigned the first week of November.

We can’t wait to see you all in a few weeks!

In Leadership, Friendship, and Service,
Greg and Domenic

Merit Badge University Updates!

The weeks go by and Merit Badge University draws closer and closer! In order to allow you more time to get used to our new registration website and for us to make sure the system is working as it should, we have decided to extend the registration deadline to October 31, 2014! We want to see as many of you there as possible so don’t let this date pass you up!

We are also very excited to announce some additions to our registration website that I’m sure many of you have been looking for. First, we have added the ability to request a lunch card — we know that lunches are a very important part of a scout’s day at MBU! Also, since we know many scouts have parents or siblings also at the event, there is also a field that will let you specify the amount of extra lunch cards (besides the lunch card for the scout). Please update your existing scouts with lunch card information, even if you already entered information into the “additional comments” box. We apologize for the delay in getting this feature pushed out, and hope that it won’t be too much trouble for you to edit this information.

Additionally, since this is the 20th anniversary of MBU, we are offering commemorative patches in addition to the MBU T-shirt that we normally offer for purchase! All of this information can be found if you register a new scout, or click “edit” next to a scout that has already been registered.

We have had many questions regarding some information regarding the event, such as pricing of lunch cards. In order to address this, we have added a new section to our website that contains most of the key information that you need to know about the event: http://www.mbuonline.org/?page_id=426.

We also want to thank all of you for your patience with us over the past few weeks as we try to pull some of the details of this event together. There is no doubt that this semester has by far been the most difficult in terms of logistics for us so thank you all for being patient as we work things out.

Fall 2014 Registration is Open!

Hello Scoutmasters,

We are excited to announce that registration for Merit Badge University is now open! Domenic has been working hard and has worked tirelessly to completely redo the registration website, so hopefully the process will be much smoother this semester. We will get into more on how to use the new website below, but first we would like to go over some important dates:

September 8: Registration Opens

October 31 *NEW DATE*: Registration Closes

November 1-2: Class assignments will be sent out

November 7: Payments are due

November 15, 7:00 am: MBU!

A list of classes that we will be teaching can be found here: http://www.mbuonline.org/?page_id=78

This semester, we have a new website for registering scouts. To do so, please go to mbuonline.herokuapp.com. In order to register your scouts, you must first register as a scoutmaster. To do so, follow the “Sign up” link on the home page.

RegInstSignUp1

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).

RegInstSignUp2

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.

RegInstTroopInfo3

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).

RegInstNewScout4

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.

RegInstChooseClass5

And that’s it! While we believe that the new website should be fully functional, this is our first semester using it so you may experience some problems that we haven’t anticipated. If you do have any problems, please contact us at: mbu@apo-gammatheta.org. We will do our best to resolve the issue you are having as quickly as possible.

 

In Leadership, Friendship, and Service,

Greg and Domenic

Registration Delays

I think everyone remembers the pains associated with the Spring 2014 registration. We are excited to announce that we have been working hard all summer long to put together a new, easy to use, registration system. Naturally, we ran into some issues and have to delay the opening of registration as we sort through some of the technical difficulties.

Feel free to share the class list here with your troops and start thinking about classes until our issues are resolved.

Check back in a week or so to see what we have in store!

Fall 2014 MBU Date Announced

The date for the Fall 2014 Merit Badge University has been announced! It will be occurring on November 15, 2014 at the University of Colorado. We will be opening registration for scouts on September 1, 2014, so please stay tuned and watch mbuonline.org for any further information! If you want to subscribe to our email list for an future updates, please fill out the form below!

In Leadership, Friendship, and Service,

– Greg and Domenic

Spring 2014 MBU Date Announced

We are pleased to announce that the Spring 2014 MBU will occur on April 19, 2014. It will be held at the University of Colorado. Check the website often over the coming weeks to see what class offerings are available and find out how to register!