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RENEWING Merit Badge Counselors

Thank you for your participation as a Merit Badge Counselor over the last year.  Your current status as a Merit Badge counselor expires on May 31, 2022.  As you know, MBC status must be renewed each year.  Your current list of merit badges is in Scoutbook.

A fillable PDF for merit badge counselor renewal is located at https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34405.pdf

Note:  If you are offering more than eight merit badges, you may include a list of them instead of completing multiple copies of the form.  Just attach the one list to the form.

There is one definitive source for current merit badge requirements. When starting a scout on a merit badge you must use the requirements as listed.   It is from Scouts BSA and it is located at:  https://www.scouting.org/programs/scouts-bsa/advancement-and-awards/merit-badges/

Changes due to Covid-19 expired March 1, 2022. 

 

As usual, you must send to me

  1. Copy of current Youth Protection Certificate which expires after May 31, 2022.
  2. Merit Badge Counselor Information Sheet

Electronic signatures are accepted.

It is not necessary as a renewal submit another copy of the on-going background check form.

There are special requirements for the new Citizenship in Society Merit Badge.

Citizenship in Society Merit Badge Counselors seeking to add this badge must submit:

  • a copy of certificate of completion the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from my.scouting.org and
  • copy of their current Merit Badge Counselor Training Certificate from my.scouting.org.
  • A separate MBC application with only Citizenship in Society listed: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34405.pdf

Please send the renewal, as well as any questions to:

Nancy May   

Preferred email  Arrowheaddean@gmail.com

Snail mail option:  4314 Arline Ave, Halethorpe, MD 21227

 

Do not turn in to Council.  Everything comes to the Dean of Merit Badges.

 

New Merit Badge Counselors

In addition to the two things listed above, two additional forms are needed. (1)  The Adult Leader application, position code 42 Merit Badge Counselor and (2)  the ongoing background check consent form.

  1. Adult leader form https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/524-501.pdf
  2. Background check form http://www.bsaonsc.org/Documents/AdditionalDisclosuresandBackgroundCheckAuthorization.pdf

This form only must be hand signed.

Please send the four items, as well as any questions to:

Nancy May, Dean of Merit Badges   

Preferred email  Arrowheaddean@gmail.com

Snail mail option:  4314 Arline Ave, Halethorpe, MD 21227

There are special requirements for the new Citizenship in Society Merit Badge.

Citizenship in Society Merit Badge Counselors seeking to add this badge must submit:

  • a copy of certificate of completion the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from my.scouting.org and
  • copy of their current Merit Badge Counselor Training Certificate from my.scouting.org.
  • A separate MBC application with only Citizenship in Society listed: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34405.pdf

Do not turn in to Council.  Everything comes to the Dean of Merit Badges.

 
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