Merit Badge Counselor Resources

Introduction to Merit Badges

Boy Scout Merit Badge Counseling Resources

To become a Merit Badge Counselor

    1. Take the training (below)


    2. Submit the following to the Council Office Attn: Registrar

        A: Completed Merit Badge Counselor Application OR Complete The MB Counselor Form Below

        B: Complete Adult Membership Application  (even if already registered)
            (no unit signatures needed, only the applicant signature is required
                as Merit Badge Counselor - Code 42 - is a Council level position)

        C: Proof of current Youth Protection Training


Once submitted, your application will be forwarded to the Council Advancement Committee for approval. You may email the council registrar to check application status at any time.


Required Training for All Merit Badge Counselors
  1. Download the files below.
  2. Study the materials.
  3. Contact your District Advancement Chair to report your training.

Merit Badge Counselor Listings

The Merit Badge Counselor List is currently unavailable we apologize for the inconvenience.  
Scoutmasters can call their District Professional to or the Council Registrar to request a copy of the list to be e-mailed to them.
In accordance with the Guide to Advancement, Section Web-Based Counselor Lists, the merit badge counselor  list will no longer be published to the general public.  Online counselor lists present a number of challenges. They should only be placed on official council websites that conform to the National Council guidelines at : Give attention to protecting counselor privacy and limit access to those who have merit badge–related responsibilities, such as advancement committee members and chairs, or unit leaders and selected assistants. "Scouts should not have access.  Their interaction with the Scoutmaster in discussing work on a merit badge, and obtaining a counselor's name, is an important part of the merit badge plan."  


  • There is a maximum of 8 Merit Badges per Counselor

  • The Merit Badge Counselor List changes frequently, every effort will be made to updated the list quarterly.  


If you have any questions, please contact your District Scouting Professional

THANK YOU for understanding as we protect the privacy rights of our valued volunteers!

Reporting Merit Badge Counseling Concerns - Use this form to send a report to your council advancement committee. You may send the form to the council office Attn: Advancement Committee or you may email it directly to Council Advancement Chair, Greg Schoeneck. at or call (219) 405-0641.