Merit Badge Counselor Information
How to Become a Merit Badge Counselor
Complete the Required Documents:
Complete Youth Protection Training and Print Certificate
Training can be completed at http://my.scouting.org
Submit Required Documents and Youth Protection Training Certificate to the Council Service Center. There is a $25.00 National registration fee if the proposed counselor is not currently registered in a unit or at the District or Council level.
Wait for Approval from the Council Advancement Committee
Verify your registration as a Merit Badge Counselor on your own by checking your registrations as explained below.
Check out the Guide for Merit Badge Counseling on this page.
Questions? Talk to your Scoutmaster and Troop Advancement Counselor.
A guide to Merit Badge Counseling
512-065, 2018 printing
Where can I find a list of local merit badge counselors?
Scouts BSA members seeking a counselor should talk to their Scoutmaster.
Troop, crew and ship leaders can find the list of merit badge counselors on the unit page in Scoutbook. Scoutbook provides a search for merit badge counselors at that location. Your unit need not use Scoutbook to view the list. Log into http://scoutbook.scouting.org with your my.scouting userID and password, click on My Dashboard, Administration, your unit and scroll down the page. A downloadable list is not available at this time.
Council, District Scouters and Commissioners
Council and district committee members and Commissioners can find the list of merit badge counselors in my.scouting.org (Click on Roster then Reports).
Merit Badge Counselors
Merit badge counselors can find the badges they are approved to counsel by logging into http://scoutbook.scouting.org (use your my.scouting userID and password to login) and clicking on My Dashboard, My Account, My Positions.