The merit badge counselor is a key player in the Scouts BSA advancement program. Whatever your area of expertise or interest—whether it is a special craft or hobby (basketry, leatherwork, coin collecting), a profession (veterinary medicine, aviation, engineering), or perhaps a life skill (cooking, personal management, communications)—as a merit badge counselor, you can play a vital role in stirring a Scout’s curiosity about that particular topic. By serving as a merit badge counselor, you offer your time, knowledge, and other resources so that Scouts can explore a topic of interest.
Four Steps to become a Merit Badge Counselor.
By becoming a Nova counselor, you’ll introduce Scouts to the basic principles of STEM and help them discover how fun and fascinating science, technology, engineering and math can be. You’ll help guide them as they earn the Nova awards as Cub Scouts, Webelos, Scouts, Sea Scouts or Venturers.
Link to Nationals https://www.scouting.org/stem-nova-awards/volunteer-support/
Citizenship in Society Merit Badge Counselor
Steps for Applicants:
- Fill out Merit Badge Counselor Form
- Fill out Citizenship in Society Merit Badge Counselor Attestation of Understanding.
- After review of application, Applicant will need to take NNJC training to be listed as a MBC for the Badge.
All Merit Badge Counselors must confirm their registration annually, you will receive an email from council to verify your registration and merit the merit badges you are signed up for.