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BECOME A MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR

The merit badge counselor is one of the coolest jobs in Scouting!

These volunteers introduce Scouts to a topic about which they are passionate and knowledgable. At the very least, a merit badge counselor helps a young person earn a merit badge and get one step closer to the next rank. At the most, a merit badge counselor introduces a young person to a subject that could become a lifelong hobby or career.

To be a Troop 6 merit badge counselor, you must meet these requirements:

  • Be an individual of good character

  • Be age 18 or older

  • Have the skills and education in the subject(s) you want to teach

  • Have good rapport with Scout-age youths and their unit leaders

  • Be approved by the local council

  • Be Youth Protection Training certified

  • Have clear background checks

   -- STEPS TO BECOMING A T6 MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR --   

TALK TO OUR MERIT BADGE COORDINATOR

Please contact Michelle Hlubinka to talk about your skills and the troop's needs.

1

CREATE SCOUTING ACCOUNT

If you haven't done so already, please visit www.my.scouting.org 

and create an account for yourself. Make sure to jot down your user name and password!

2

YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING

When you're logged into my.scouting.org, complete the Youth Protection Training.

 

HERE is a guide to how to do it.It can take a few days after you go through all the sessions to get the certificate.

 

When you get it, forward a copy of your certificate to our YPT coordinator, Sabrina Kabella.as well as our Merit Badge Coordinator, Michelle Hlubinka 

3

COMPLETE

THE BSA APPLICATION

Adult Application & Background Check

 

The form is fillable online but not saveable. Please complete the information online, print the form out and sign it or just print the blank form, fill it out and sign it.

Position Code=42 Merit Badge Counselor.

You are not required  to include your social security number if you feel uncomfortable doing so.

4

COMPLETE THE MERIT BADGE APPLICATION

Merit Badge Application Form

 

The form is fillable online but not saveable. Please complete the information online, print the form out and sign it or just print the blank form, fill it out and sign it.

5

COMPLETE BACKGROUND

CHECK

Disclsures & Background Checks Form

 

The form is fillable online but not saveable. Please complete the information online, print the form out and sign it or just print the blank form, fill it out and sign it.

6

EMAIL FORMS

& YPT CERTIFICATE

Scan all forms and your YPT certificate and email them to our District registrar:

Masouda Ibrahimi

7

EMAIL MERIT BADGE COORDINATOR

Please email our Merit Badge Coordinator,

Michelle Hlubinka  to let her know that you have  sent all of your paperwork to Masouda. 

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