Merit Badge University @ NIU


8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Northern Illinois University
300 Normal Road, DeKalb, IL, 60115

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Depart CLC 8:30 AM
Return CLC 4:30 PM

Cost is $5.00
Cost includes admission, transportation and lunch (cheese pizza).
Youth doing the swim test(s) should bring a towel, swimming trunks and either partial or signed Merit Badge Cards AND their Handbooks.

All others should bring ANY partial Merit Badge Cards that they have completed the work for and any supporting material that they will need to show the counselor, along with their Handbooks.

As you can see there will be a lot for the attendees to do. From completing partial Merit Badges, to completing swim tests for Merit Badges as well as for Rank Advancements. You will also have the opportunity to earn some service hours and just have fun! There will be a sign up sheet on the information table.

Please consider attending. I think this will be well worth the time.

See below for detailed information from the organizer.

Mr. Jackson

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My name is Samantha Jackson and I am the Scouting Liaison for the Eta chapter of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. Alpha Phi Omega is an academic service fraternity devoted to leadership, fellowship, and most of all service. Volunteerism is the focus of our organization and we pride ourselves with our good works in the community. Some of you may know Alpha Phi Omega as the Eagle Scout fraternity due to our history of being founded by and historically made up of Eagle Scouts. Though we no longer require Boy Scout membership in order to join, keeping with our roots in the scouts is very important to us as we seek out service opportunities.

     I’d like to inform you about an upcoming Merit Badge University hosted by Alpha Phi Omega at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL. On March 29th from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm we are inviting all scouts in the area to come meet with merit badge counselors, join us for a pizza lunch, and learn about our three pillars through games and activities focused around leadership, fellowship and service. Below you will find a complete list of the merit badges being offered as well as the events for the day.
Merit Badges Available (38 in total):
– Animal Science
– Archaeology
– Architecture
– Art
– Astronomy 
– Chess
– Computers
– Cooking
– Disability Awareness
– Dog Care
– Electronics
– Emergency Preparedness
– Engineering
– Entrepreneurship
– Environmental Science
– Fire Safety
– First Aid
– Game Design
– Golf
– Hiking
– Inventing
– Mammal Science
– Medicine
– Music
– Painting
– Pets
– Pottery
– Public Health
– Programming
– Robotics
– Search and Rescue
– Scholarship
– Sculpture
– Soil and Water Conservation
– Swimming (all rank advancement requirements will be available as well)
– Veterinary Medicine
– Weather
– Wildlife Management
– Writing letters to those on active military duty
– Decorate place mats for Meals on Wheels
– Warm Fuzzies for family and friends
– Bake sale fundraiser for Safe Passage (an organization that works for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault prevention) 
– Duct tape mine field game
– Defy Gravity Challenge
– Balloon Balance game
– Leaning Towers Challenge
– Checkers Tournament
– Ultimate Ghost Story
– Various sports games
– Tye Dye (bring your own clothing)