February 27, 2016
Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity is hosting a Merit Badge University for Boy Scouts at Texas A&M in College Station. Over 30 merit badge classes are typically offered, including some Eagle Scout required badges. This event is for SHAC registered Scouts; there is a cap of 300 Scouts. For more information, visit their website.
About Alpha Phi Omega
For over 70 years, Alpha Phi Omega has continued its commitment to the Boy Scouts of America, and was founded on the principles of Scouting. Even though a Scouting background is no longer required for membership into the fraternity; the fraternity maintains a rich Scouting membership which usually includes several Eagle Scouts.
The purpose of the MBU is to allow Scouts the opportunity to visit a college town, and to give Scouts the opportunity to earn merit badges in a college academic environment. Scouts also get access to resources that they would normally not have available to them on the local troop level. It is an opportunity for Scouts to work with university faculty and students.