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 --
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.
THE BSA APPLICATION
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.