The BSA released a new Eagle-required merit badge in November 2021, Citizenship in Society. Details about this new badge can be found at the following pages: FAQ Citizenship in [...]
Registered merit badge counselors are viewable via Scoutbook within 24 hours of their registration. Click here for more information about Scoutbook's features for Merit Badge Counselors. [...]
A lapsed (unregistered) Merit Badge Counselor must submit an updated Online Merit Badge Counselor application along with proof of completed Youth Protection Training. Upon receipt of your application the [...]
If I am a registered unit leader do I have to complete the BSA Adult Application again to become a Merit Badge Counselor?
Yes, the National BSA requires that an adult leader submit an application for each registered position they hold with the organization.
No, Merit Badge Counselors do not have to hold a unit leader position. Additionally, there is no membership fee for being a Merit Badge Counselor.
Bay-Lakes Council caps the number of badges a Counselor can mentor at 10. Of the 10 approved badges, only 4 can be from the list of Eagle-Required badges. [...]
Yes, you can choose to only work with youth members of a specific Troop or you can choose to work with youth members for your District. The Merit Badge Counselor [...]
To Add or Remove merit badges you are approved to mentor please submit an updated Merit Badge Counselor Application. On the application form, please indicate that the application is [...]
Yes, special qualifications or certifications are required for: Archery; Canoeing; Climbing; Kayaking; Lifesaving; Rifle Shooting; Rowing; Scuba Diving; Shotgun Shooting; Snow Sports; Swimming; Whitewater. Specific requirements for these badges [...]