Waynesburg University to again host merit badge opportunity

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b2ap3_thumbnail_9-26-MBU.jpgWaynesburg University will host its fifth annual Merit Badge University on the University’s main campus Saturday, Nov. 4. The event will begin with registration at 8 a.m. in The Marisa Fieldhouse and Gymnasium and conclude at 3 p.m. in the same location.

Cost for the day is $15 and includes lunch, a patch, a t-shirt, and instruction. A space will not be held for scouts until payment is made. All spaces are first come, first served. Walk-in registrants will be accepted as space allows, but patches are not guaranteed. Registration is limited to 300 scouts.

Twenty badges are being offered at this year’s event with a limited number of spots remaining.

New this year is the opportunity for parents and scoutmasters to participate in adult leader training, hosted by the Laurel Highlands Council, in addition to attending merit badge sessions. Adults who select either option should be in Class A/Field Uniform and present evidence of their Boy Scouts of America (BSA) registration and current Youth Protection training. Cost is $15.

Adults who elect not to participate will have the opportunity to join the Waynesburg University admissions staff for a free campus tour and information session. Early registration is still requested.

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.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.waynesburg.edu/merit-badge-university 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 21 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

awise@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-7675