Become a Merit Badge Counselor

New Merit Badge Counselor – Not Currently Registered in BSA
 

  1. Complete Youth Protection Training

  • Create account on my.scouting.org

  • Take online youth protection training

  • Print certificate
     

    2.  Complete BSA Adult Application

  • No fees involved

  • Position Code 42

  • Fill out pages 3 and 9

 

    3. Complete Merit Badge Counselor Information sheet.
 

    4. Complete Background Check Authorization Form (page 9 of adult application linked in #2)

 

    5. Read – A Guide for Merit Badge Counselors (BSA publication available online) - 
 

     6. Strongly encouraged to take Merit Badge Counselor position training on my.scouting.org to understand how the merit badge program is intended to help our scouts.

Already Registered Adult – New to being Merit Badge Counselor
 

  1. Youth Protection Training must be current
     

  2. Complete a NEW BSA Adult Application

  • Position Code 42
     

   3. Complete Merit Badge Counselor Information Sheet 
 

   4. Complete Background Check Authorization Form –
(pg. 9 of adult application linked to this doc)

   5. Read – A Guide for Merit Badge Counselors (BSA publication available online)
 

   6. It is strongly encouraged to take Merit Badge Counselor position training on my.scouting.org to understand how the merit badge program is intended to help our scouts.

Already a Merit Badge Counselor – Need to ADD or DROP merit badges you are offering to counsel.