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Where can I find a list of local merit badge counselors? (SB)

Unit leaders can find the list of merit badge counselors on the unit page. Scoutbook provides a search for merit badge counselors at that location. A downloadable list is not available at this time.

Unit leaders can click on the troop, click on the troop roster, go to Print Roster, select all adults and Merit Badge Counselor Options

Unit leaders can assign merit badge counselors to Scouts. For information on how to do that, follow this link. Merit badge counselors can also assign a Scout for their counseling in Scoutbook, see this link for information.

Scouts should go to their Scoutmaster for a recommendation of a merit badge counselor. The BSA merit badge process is as follows:

  1. The Scout develops an interest in a merit badge and may begin working on the requirements.
  2. The Scout and unit leader discuss the Scout’s interest in the merit badge.
  3. The unit leader signs a blue card and provides the Scout with at least one counselor contact.
  4. The Scout contacts the counselor.
  5. The counselor considers any work toward requirements completed prior to the initial discussion with the unit leader.
  6. The Scout, the Scout’s buddy, and the counselor meet (often several times).
  7. The Scout finishes the requirements.
  8. The counselor approves completion.
  9. The Scout returns the signed blue card to the unit leader, who signs the applicant record section of the blue card.
  10. The unit leader gives the Scout the applicant record.
  11. The unit reports completion of the merit badge.
  12. The Scout receives the merit badge.

Reference: https://www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement/the-merit-badge-program/

For more information on merit badge counselors, contact your local council.

Updated on January 21, 2021

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