Welcome to merit badge counseling
A merit badge counselor serves as both a teacher and mentor as Scouts work on a merit badge. In one way, he or she is an examiner. In a larger sense, the counselor uses this opportunity for coaching – helping young men overcome the hurdles of the different requirements and making Scouts aware of the deeper aspects of the subject from their knowledge and experience. Because of these unique opportunities to serve Scouts, volunteering as a merit badge counselor is one of the most gratifying experiences for adults in Scouting today.
Please contact Bill Nelson for Password to Counselor list.
(Given to unit leaders only.)
STEPS IN BECOMING A MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR
2. Fully fill out an adult application. For position enter code 42. You are the only one who needs to sign it. Don’t forget to sign the disclosure authorization form.
5. Youth Protection Training certificate. Create an account or log into http://my.scouting.org click on Youth Protection, on the right, then take Youth Protection Training. Save the certificate you receive from the course.
6. Send all these forms to GCC.Membership@scouting.org or fax them to: 602-955-0570
7. Take the on-line Merit Badge Counselor training. To take it, log into http://my.scouting.org , click on the BSA Learn Center icon on the right; click on Program; click on Scouts BSA; click on Merit Badge Counselor Training.