December 6th, 2014

Alpha Phi Omega was founded on December 16, 1925 at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania as a way to continue participating in the ideals of Scouting at the college level. The founders insisted that all those gaining membership must pledge to uphold the fraternity's three cardinal principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service. In October 1931, Alpha Phi Omega was formally recognized by the Boy Scouts of America.

Although Alpha Phi Omega's affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America has lessened over the years, the influence of the Boy Scout Law and Oath on the Fraternity are undeniable. As an homage to this heritage and in line with Alpha Phi Omega's youth service programs, the Delta Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega at Saint Louis University maintains a Scouting Chair for maintaining a relationship with the local scouting community. The most notable function of this Chair is the coordination of annual Merit Badge Universities, where the chapter hosts hundreds of scouts in a day-long pursuit of a number of badges.

Busch Student Center

Event Information:
When: December 6th, 2014

Registration: Registration for MBU is now closed! If you are interested in MBU 2015 at Saint Louis University, stay tuned by signing up for this mailing list.

Where: Saint Louis University Busch Student Center, 20 North Grand Boulevard, Saint Louis, Missouri 63103. 

 Event Information:
 Check in starts: 8:15am- Wool Ballrooms- Busch Student Center
 Classes start at: 9am- scouts will be guided individually to their classrooms. 
 Lunch: 11:30am, 12:00pm- classes will be dismissed from their rooms to lobbies for lunch. You will be informed at what time your scouts class will go to lunch. 
  Classes end at: 3pm- scouts will come back to the Wool Ballrooms. 

Cost: FREE

Scouts will have the opportunity to sign up for ONE merit badge (unless there are two listed together, such as Crime Prevention & Fingerprinting) due to time constraints. 

We will do our best to accommodate all Scouts' preferences.

  • Parking will be located in the Laclede Parking Garage, which is diagonal from the Busch Student Center. 
  • All scouts must be in Class A uniform.
  • Please ensure that every scout arrives with a sack lunch or with money to buy pizza at $2 a slice and $1 for a drink.
Merit Badges Offered December 2014:
  • American Business
  • Chemistry
  • Citizenship in the Community
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Citizenship in the World
  • Collections
  • Communications
  • Digital Technology
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science
  • Family Life
  • First Aid
  • Geology
  • Personal Management
  • Space Exploration
  • Weather
Note that Personal Management and Family Life have three month-long requirements. If the scout does not arrive with it completed, he will simply receive a partial and can contact a Merit Badge Counselor to sign off on the last requirement once he has completed it.