Merit Badge Counselors

Accessing the Merit Badge Counselor Database Online

ATTENTION FIRST TIME USERS:  To safeguard personal data, please take some time to complete this form to retrieve the database login and password.

Click here to login to the counselor database (returning users)

What is the process for becoming a Merit Badge Counselor?

  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 offices or to the District Executive in person, by mail, or by email.

  2. Click here to download, print off and fill out a Merit Badge Couselor Application. This information will be used to add you as a Merit Badge Counselor to the online database once your adult application has been received, processed, and verified by the council. Turn in the completed application to the council offices or to the District Executive in person, by mail, or by email

  3. Click here to completely read through the Merit Badge Counselor Instructor's Guide. This guide will help new and potential merit badge counselors through their responsibilities in the role and will give them an understanding of the methods of counseling Scouts. It is intended as a short orientation course for new merit badge counselors before they begin working with Scouts.

  4. 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 on an annual basis.