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Merit Badge Counselor Application

Qiestions to Robert Kirby, Carroll District Dean of Merit Badges

Renewing Adult Counselors 2022:

Thank you for your participation as a Merit Badge Counselor over the last year. As you know, Merit Badge Counselors must be renewed each year, and your status expires on May 31, 2022. Your current list of merit badges can be found by logging in to Scoutbook.

Please use the attached fillable pdf forms to assist in streamlining the renewal process. To help in the future, save what you completed so you can add/drop or update in the future.

  1. Complete the Merit Badge Counselor Application form.
    • Make sure your contact email and phone are up to date.
    • List all troop unit numbers you are a member of. If none, write "None."
    • List the merit badges one per line under column Merit Badges in the table.
    • Place an A for add or D for drop next to each merit badge under column Add (A) Drop (D) in the table.
    • List the qualifications for each new merit badge under the column for each merit badge, list qualification(s) that support your request in the table.
    • If you are listing more than 8 merit badges, use the Extra Merit Badges sheet.
    • Fill in the date in which you passed the Youth Protection Training Course. Please do not use the date it expires. Example 10-15-2021 ? not when it expires on 10-15-2023.
  2. Youth Protection - complete online YPT and then attach with your other paperwork. Your Youth Protection Certificate needs to show it expires after June 1, 2023. If not, please retake this online training.
  3. Merit Badges requiring additional training that are listed below. Need to supply training records good through July 1, 2023. See those qualifications under Guide to Advancement
    • Archery
    • Canoeing
    • Citizenship in Society - (Copy of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate & Merit Badge Counselor Training Certificate)
    • Climbing
    • Kayaking
    • Lifesaving
    • Motor Boating
    • Rifle Shooting
    • Rowing
    • Scuba Diving
    • Shotgun Shooting
    • Small Boat Sailing
    • Snow Sports
    • Swimming
    • Water Sports
    • Whitewater
  4. Email all renewal paperwork to the Dean of Merit Badges. Do not send partial applications and do not send them to the Council.
    • It is not necessary to fill out a new adult application or background consent form if you are renewing as a merit badge counselor.
    • Carroll District Dean of Merit Badges - Robert Kirby -
  5. You should receive an email from Scoutbook with an update to your list of merit badges if you are adding.
  6. All renews are due by May 31, 2022, otherwise you will need to resubmit all new paperwork including Adult Application and Background Consent Form.

Merit Badge Counselor Master List

Currently, I direct you to use Scoutbook for the current list of counselors in your area.  If you do not see a counselor for that specific merit badge, please contact me.  

We have seen from time to time that when Scoutbook updates, the merit badges that you signed up for are not listed.  If this happens, please email me so I can inform the Council.


Please let me know if you have any questions about the rechartering process     

Yours in Scouting,


Robert Kirby, Carroll District Dean of Merit Badges