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 

Requirements:

Youth Protection

Merit Badge Counselor Application

Adult Application

Counselor Orientation

  • Log into my.scouting.org, 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?