Waynesburg to host sixth annual Merit Badge University

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b2ap3_thumbnail_8-7-MBU.PNGWaynesburg University will host its sixth annual Merit Badge University Saturday, Nov. 3. The event, held at the University’s main campus, will begin with check in at 8 a.m. in the Marisa Fieldhouse and conclude at 3 p.m.

Cost is $20 and covers each scout’s lunch, patch, t-shirt and instruction. All spaces are first come, first served. To sign up, visit waynesburg.edu/merit-badge-university. Walk-in registrants will be accepted as space allows, but patches are not guaranteed.

The event provides scouts with the opportunity to earn merit badges while being exposed to a wide spectrum of academic disciplines by qualified instructors at Waynesburg University.

The merit badges being offered include American heritage, aviation, bird study, chemistry, citizenship in the community, citizenship in the nation, cycling, emergency preparedness, family life, geocaching, graphic arts, Indian lore, personal fitness, personal management and photography.

Adults who wish to be involved may attend the merit badge sessions alongside the scouts or participate in a Boy Scouts of America (BSA) leader training, as designated by the Laurel Highlands Council. Adults who select either option should be in Class A/Field Uniform and present evidence of their BSA registration and current Youth Protection Training. Cost is $20.

The BSA is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The society provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops personal fitness.

To learn more, visit the registration link above, or call 724-852-7790.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

724-852-7792 or awise@waynesburg.edu