Central Indiana

Merit Badge Events

Central Indiana Merit Badge events are class sessions at which Boy Scouts may earn one or more merit badges. The events are held in Greenfield, Indiana, which is easily reached via exit 104 of I-70. Exit 104 is 14 miles east of the I-465 bypass around Indianapolis.  Events are organized by Troop 233 of Bradley United Methodist Church.

At left is one of two "Mountains of Food" collected by Scouts and brought to the 2012 MBU.  Both "mountains" were boxed up and donated to the Hancock County Food Pantry.

Next Scheduled Event:  


7th Annual 

Central Indiana Merit Badge University

May 15-17, 2015 

    The 7th annual Central Indiana Merit Badge University program will be held Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday morning, May 15-17, 2015, with most classes at the Greenfield-Central JUNIOR High School located in Greenfield, Indiana.  There will be five class sessions this year (8:00pm-10:00pm Friday evening;   8:00am-11:30, 1:00-4:30pm, 6:00-9:30pm on Saturday, and 800:00am-10:00am on Sunday).  Camping will be available both Friday and Saturday nights, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday.  We offer most of the Eagle-required merit badges and numerous non-Eagle-required merit badges in classes over the five sessions.  


    Please click HERE and then follow the directions to register your email address so that we can notify you by email when the online registration website address is available for this next event and for any of our future merit badge events.  Those registering their email address through this link will have exclusive access to the online registration for the first 7 days the registration is open.  Note:  If you have registered your email address through this link in the past couple of years you will not have to register again, unless the email address where you wish to receive notification has changed.  Note that registering your email address through the link does not constitute actual registration of a Scout for the event, this is only so that you will receive immediate notification when online registration for the event does open.  If you have registered your email address for previous events through this link, you do not need to do it again unless your email address has changed.






    2012 Central Indiana MBU participants:   Photos taken of the individual Scouts at the event can be accessed HERE.  NOTE:  These are only from the MBU held in May 2012, and not the 2012 November "Eagle Academy." The photos were taken specifically to provide a nice Mother's Day gift for the Scouts to give to their mothers (since the event was on Mother's Day weekend).  Once you go to the link, click "Show All" located at the bottom center and all Scout photos will be visible.  To download a single picture, click on the desired picture, and in the top left of the image a menu icon will appear.  If you click on the menu, the bottom option will be the opportunity to download that specific picture.
We greatly appreciate the support of the Hancock County (Indiana) Tourism Commission for the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Central Indiana Merit Badge University programs.  The Commission provided funding for t-shirts for all Scouts attending the events (with the logo at left on the front of the shirts), and also funding for directional signs that were placed at key intersections in Greenfield to ensure that leaders and parents easily found their way to the multiple venues used during the event.