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 [...]
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; Motor Boating; Rifle Shooting; Rowing; Scuba Diving; Shotgun Shooting; Snow Sports; Swimming; Water Sports; Whitewater. Specific [...]