Merit Badge Counselors

What does a Merit Badge Counselor do?

  • They teach and guide youth to achieving Merit Badges
  • They give insight into an area of study not covered in school and can lead to possible career interest in the field 


Youth Protection

Merit Badge Counselor Application

Adult Application

Counselor Orientation

  • Log into, click the Training tab, Scouts BSA, Merit Badge Counselor Orientation

What is a Merit Badge?

  • Awards earned by youth members, based on activities and learning within an area of study 
  • Examples: Personal Management, Family Life, Fishing, Medicine, Leatherwork, and Reading

NEW: In-Person Orientation

If you would like this Merit Badge Counselor Orientation brought to your Troop or parent meeting, please contact Roger Olson via email or by phone at 562-293-5988. Note: must guarantee a minimum of five (5) adults present. 

2021 Dates
All orientation classes start at 7pm
Monday January 25 – Long Beach Sea Base
Tuesday March 23 – Lakewood Village Community Church
Monday May 24 – Long Beach Sea Base
Tuesday July 27 – Lakewood Village Community Church
Monday September 27 – Long Beach Sea Base
Tuesday November 22 – Lakewood Village Community Church

What’s the next step?