Merit Badge Information

Merit Badge Counselors

For a list of merit badge counselors, you can access them two different ways. First, you can contact your local Scout Office and they will be happy to provide you the information for merit badge counselors near you who can help you earn your next merit badge.

Second, you can login to your Scoutbook account where we are beginning to collect merit badge counselors. To access Scoutbook, click the image below.

 

New Citizenship in Society
Merit Badge. Required for Eagle starting July 1 2022. 

All requirements for Eagle except Board of Review must be completed before 7-1-22 or Scout must earn Cit in Society.

 

 

Merit Badge & Rank Requirements

Merit Badge Workshops and Classes >>

Training for Merit Badge Counselors

National Merit Badge Portal >>

Getting Started >>

Merit Badge Counselor Orientation >>

Guide for Merit Badge Counselors >>

Guide to Advancement >>

 

Training for Citizenship in Society

Requirements to serve as a Merit Badge counselor for Citizenship in Society:

  1. Register as a Merit Badge Counselor for the Citizenship in Society Merit Badge by completing an application form and submitting it
  2. Engage in a brief (5-minute or less) phone conversation with a member of the Council Advancement Committee
  3. Review the PowerPoint slide presentation at: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/diversity_equity_and_inclusion/Citizenship-in-Society-Merit-Badge-Counselor-Guide-2021.pdf 
  4. Complete the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training mentioned in the PowerPoint presentation, and
  5. Submit a copy of the certificate of completion for the training to the Council registrar

 Expectations of a Merit Badge counselor for Citizenship in Society:

  1. This is a merit badge that is meant to be adult guided, not adult led.
  2. Ratios for merit badge should never exceed 5 youth to 1 counselor
  3. This merit badge should never be taught in large group settings including (but not limited to):
    1. Pow-Wow events
    2. Summer Camp
    3. District/Council events
  4. Parents should be encouraged to participate in any of the following ways:
    1. Pre-meeting
    2. During the meeting
    3. In periphery roles
  5. Parents who may be concerned about who serves as a counselor for their child for this merit badge may elect to become a counselor for their Scout.  They need only complete the requirements to serve as a merit badge counselor listed above.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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