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Merit Badge Counselor

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