A Merit Badge Counselor Is...
- A key player in the Boy Scout advancement program
- Your mission is to join fun with learning
- Whatever your area of expertise or interest -- whether it is a special craft or hobby (basketry, leatherwork, coin collecting), a profession (veterinary medicine, aviation, engineering), or perhaps a life skill (cooking, personal management, communications) -- as a merit badge counselor, you can play a vital role as both a teacher and mentor to the Scout
- By serving as a merit badge counselor, you offer your time, knowledge, and other resources so that Scouts can explore a topic of interest
- Your hands-on involvement could inspire a Scout to develop a lifelong hobby, pursue a particular career, or become an independent, self-supporting adult
It is Easy to Become a Volunteer...
- You will need to register with the Boy Scouts of America by completing and turning in the following forms to the Scoutmaster:
- View the Merit Badge Counselor Training PowerPoint for additional information
Required Training for Merit Badge Counselors...
- The Boy Scouts of America seeks to create a safe environment for young people, and adult leaders to enjoy the program and related activities
- BSA Youth Protection training helps preserve that environment
- To serve as a volunteer, individuals are expected to complete BSA Youth Protection training within 90 days of assuming a leadership position. This training can be done through the BSA’s my.Scouting Page (be sure to Login for credit)
- In addition, although not required, an online training program, This Is Scouting, is available so that you can familiarize yourself with the Scouting program
For More Information...
Contact Scoutmaster Jason Huggins, 571-214-8536