2023 Monon Merit Badge University
CROSSROADS OF AMERICA COUNCIL
Carmel High School – Freshman Center – Enter Door# 13
520 E Main St Entrance 13
Carmel, IN 46032
March 17, 2023, 06:30-10pm
& March 18, 2023 8:30am-12; 1-4:30pm
The Merit Badge University is open to any registered Scout or Venturer working towards Scout rank
advancement. Tiger, Cub, and Webelos Scouts are not eligible to participate (if they will be crossing
over into a troop after the Merit Badge University).
• Prerequisites are required for many badges.
• There is an Online registration fee per Scout per session. Individual courses may have additional
equipment or material fees.
• Three sessions are available. Some merit badge classes span across 2 sessions.
• Session 1: Friday evening from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
• Session 2: Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to Noon.
• Session 3: Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
• Lunch is available from Noon to 1 p.m. at an additional cost per person.
There are usually over 1,300 Merit Badge slots open and available for Scouts.
Registration is planned to open February 03, 2023
Den Chief Training – Den Chief Training is also scheduled to be available on Saturday during the
two Saturday sessions. Both Sessions are required for completion of the course.
How to Help
As always, we will need the support of adult volunteers and parents to make this the best possible
experience for your Scouts.
We are looking for adults who wish to donate their time to serve as Merit Badge Counselors,
Contact Laura R. (moc.stibsi@rkl) if you are interested in assisting.
Partial Merit Badges
The purpose of the Monon District’s Merit Badge University is to help Scouts along the advancement trail by
allowing them to get a good start on a merit badge. The program is NOT designed for Scouts to earn every
merit badge in each class they sign up for. Scouts that do not complete all of the requirements for a particular
merit badge at the Merit Badge University will need to complete the badge with a registered merit badge
counselor approved for that particular badge back at their unit. The merit badge counselor instructing the
badge at the Merit Badge University may not be available to finish counseling the Scout.
Monon MBU Coordinator
2023 National Scout Jamboree
Join the Crossroads of America Council’s Jamboree
contingent to attend this celebration of Scouting at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.
Jamboree opportunities include:
• Rock climbing,
• Mountain biking,
• Global Development Village,
• Leadership Ridge,
• Canopy tours,
• Challenge courses,
• Merit badges,
• Military exhibits,
• Patch trading,
• Stadium shows
• Whitewater Rafting (add’I cost)
• and a whole lot more!
COST: $2130 per participant, Includes:
• Jamboree fee and food (10 days)
• Transportation between Indianapolis and the Summit Bechtel Reserve
• Jamboree Patch sets
• Duffel, day pack, and t-shirts
Scouts BSA members must be at least 12 years old and have achieved 1st Class rank by July 19, 2023 and may not have reached their 21st birthday by July 28, 2023.
Adult leader positions are very limited and specifically selected by the Jamboree Committee for their experience, training, and leadership skills. Interested parties should email gro.asbsdaorssorc@eerobmaj .
Jamboree Service team (staff) positions are available and can be applied for at the National Jamboree website.
Don’t miss out on this once-in·a·lifetime experience!