Accessing the Merit Badge Counselor Database Online

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Users of the system will be able to search for a counselor by sub-district (LDS Stake) or Community Unit.

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What is the process for becoming a Merit Badge Counselor?

Utah National Parks Merit Badge Counselor Qualification Criteria

1.  Age 18 or older.

2.  An individual of good character: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Brave, Clean, and Reverent

3.  Have good rapport with Scout-age boys and unit leaders.

  1. Expertise, training, avocation or vocation in the Merit Badge subject matter. (Mere interest is not a qualification; you do a disservice to the learner if you are learning the basics alongside him. Your wisdom in the subject matter enriches the boy beyond what he could learn simply by accessing the internet.)
    1. The following merit badges require supervision with specialized qualifications and certifications. (Merit Badge Counselors who do not meet the specific requirements may use the services of helpers who do). See the Guide to Advancement, section  “About Merit Badge Counselors” for specific criteria:
  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Lifesaving
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Rowing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shotgun Shooting
  • Snow  Sports
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater

5.  Youth Protection trained.*

5.1.Click here  to complete Youth Protection training online. This is a completely online training that will take about 20 to 40 minutes to complete. This is required for all counselors to complete every two years. You can also elect to attend a live Youth Protection Training session at the monthly Roundtable.

6.  Registered with the BSA as the Merit Badge Counselor:

6.1.If you are currently registered in another position, you will add the MBC position (“42”) to your registration by designating on the Merit Badge Counselor application (see 7, below).

6.2.  If you are not currently registered for any BSA adult position, complete a new BSA registration form, registering as a Merit Badge Counselor (code 42).

6.2.1  .Click here to download a copy of the New Adult Application, fill out and sign the application portion and sign the disclosure form. Turn in both forms to the Council Service Center or to our District Executive, John Peterson.

6.2.2.  Obtain a registration form at District Roundtable from your trainer, complete and turn it in there or at the Council Service Center.

7.  Complete a Merit Badge Counselor application form:

7.1.  Click here to print your Merit Badge Counselor Application. This information will be used to add you as a Merit Badge Counselor to the UNPC Merit Badge Counselor online database after your application has been received, processed, and verified by the council. Return the completed form to the person from whom you receive MBC training (see item 8, below) or to the Council Service Center.

7.1.1.Submitting this form signals to the Council that your BSA registration is to be amended to include your role as MBC.

8.  Receive the UNPC-sanctioned Merit Badge Counselor training* from an approved trainer in your stake (contact the stake Young Men President) or from an Advancement Committee member who delivers the training at a monthly Roundtable. Your completion of the training roll is required.


*IMPORTANT:  The counselor database is evaluated annually. Current counselors who have not received Youth Protection Training within the previous 2 years or who have not received the sanctioned MBC training are dropped from the list, no warning given.