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.

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2022 Central Indiana Merit Badge University is CANCELLED

    The 2022 Central Indiana Merit Badge University program has been cancelled due to uncertainty around covid-19 risk and restrictions that might be in place at what was the scheduled date (November, 2022) of the event.  Since this is an entirely volunteer-run event, the key volunteers were polled and the consensus was to cancel the 2022 event prior to investing significant time, effort, and funds into it.

Hopefully an in-person event will be possible during 2023.  If you are interested in receiving notifications about 2023 (and later) events, 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 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 for future events.  Note:  If you have registered your email address through this link in the past few 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.

NOTE:  For those of you that remember we used to host both spring and fall merit badge events each year, we stopped holding the spring event due to an increasing number of conflicts with other events and decreased availability of volunteers during that time period. 






We greatly appreciate the support of the Hancock County (Indiana) Tourism Commission for the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Central Indiana Merit Badge 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.