Do you have an area of expertise or interest you want to share?

Whether it is a special craft or hobby (basketry, leatherwork, coin collecting), a profession (veterinary medicine, aviation, engineering), or perhaps a life skill (cooking, personal management, communications)—as a merit badge counselor, you can play a vital role in stirring a young man's curiosity about that particular topic.

By serving as a merit badge counselor
, you offer your time, knowledge, and other resources so that Scouts can explore a topic of interest.

If you are not yet a merit badge counselor, it is easy to become a volunteer!

Here are the steps:

      1. Register with the Boy Scouts of America by completing an Adult Leader Application, indicating the position "42"  “Merit Badge Counselor.” 
      2. You also need to phyically sign the Additional Disclosure and Background Check Authorization form that is attached to the Adult Application.
      3. If you have not already completed it you will have to take the Youth Protection Training ( and provide a copy of your trained certificate.
      4. Please take the "Scouts BSA - Merit Badge Counselor Training" at
      5. Complete a Merit Badge Counselor Information Form identifying which Merit Badges you are qualified to teach.
      6. Gather these three things and turn them in at the district Roundtable. You can also email, for more information (to mail or drop off the applications.)



        Adult Leader Application

        Merit Badge Counselor Application

        To read more about being an approved Merit Badge Counselor please check out this link:



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