Merit Badge Counselors

Merit badges are a great learning and advancement opportunity for our scouts. There are over 135 different merit badges available through Boy Scouts of America.

Troop 4 has a wealth of talent among all of its families. Please consider this great opportunity and decide if you would like to support the boys by being a merit badge counselor.

According to BSA, a merit badge counselor should be proficient in the merit badge subject matter by vocation, avocation, or special training.  To read more about being a merit badge counselor please click here.

Follow these steps to register as a merit badge counselor for Troop 4.

  1. Complete the BSA’s Adult Application form.  If you use the fillable form on our site, you can select “Merit Badge Counselor” as the Scouting position and position code “42” will automatically populate. You can also print the form and fill it in manually.  If you have previously completed this form, you will only need to provide your name, contact information if changed, and the position code and Scouting position.
  2. Complete Youth Protection Training if you do not have a valid certificate (completed within the past year). The Boy Scouts of America requires that merit badge counselors take BSA Youth Protection training. This program addresses strategies for personal safety awareness for youth as well as adults.
  3. Complete the BSA Merit Badge Counselor Information form.
  4. Return forms to the Scoutmaster or Advancement Chair.

Current Troop 4 Merit Badge Counselors are here.