Merit Badges

Interested in becoming a Merit Badge Counselor?

To become a Merit Badge Counselor

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be proficient in the Merit Badge subject
    • By vocation or avocation
    • By special training.
  • Be able to work with Scout-age boys.
  • Be registered with the Boy Scouts of America.
    • Complete the Application HERE
    • If you have completed the application for your Unit, you will need to complete another one specifically for Merit Badge Counselor
  • Complete the additional Background Check Form
  • Complete the Merit Badge Counselor Form.
  • Provide proof of your current YPT Training
  • Provide Proof of completion of Merit Badge Counselor Training from
  • Renew your registration annually if you would like to continue as a Merit Badge Counselor for the following calendar year.


For more information on becoming a Merit Badge Counselor

and submission of the above required documents

Contact Joe Sloate


PDF icon BSA Adult App.pdf5.69 MB
PDF icon BSA 2020 Background Check Form.pdf101.81 KB