The merit badge counselor is one of the coolest jobs in Scouting. These volunteers introduce Scouts to a topic about which they are passionate and knowledgeable. At the very least, a merit badge counselor helps a young man earn a merit badge for his sash and get one step closer to the next rank.
At the most, a merit badge counselor introduces a young man to a subject that could become a lifelong hobby or career. The first step is to become registered with your local council and complete the Youth Protection Training. Existing counselors must re-register annually.
At that point you must meet these requirements:
Be an individual of good character
Be age 18 or older
Have the skills and education in the subject(s) you want to teach
Have good rapport with Scout-age youths and their unit leaders
Be approved by the local council
Then, you simply follow the guidance in the six-page “Guide for Merit Badge Counseling,” available by CLICKING HERE.
There are too many areas to list here, but to view the BSA Merit Badge list CLICK HERE.
There will be some application forms available in the church office, When they are filled out return them to the church office and we will contact you with additional information. We look forward to having you as a part of our program.