Merit Badge Counselor List

2017 update: The merit badge counselor list is current as of December. Just like units, we must "recharter" our merit badge counselors. We are working with Shared Services to complete this process and expect to be done by early February. Thank you for your patience!


*All merit badge counselors must have current youth protection training.*


The purpose of this list is to assist Scoutmasters, Varsity Coaches, Venturing Crew Advisors and their Assistants in assigning Merit Badge Counselors to Scouts in their respective units. Scouts need to visit with their unit leader and get a signed Merit Badge Card commonly called ‘Blue Cards’ before making contact with a Merit Badge Counselor.


To Become A Merit Badge Counselor

To be added to the list as a Merit Badge Counselor you need to turn in the following forms to the Scout Office.

  1. Adult Application with the Discloure Form
  2. Copy of Youth Protection Training Certificate
  3. Merit Badge Counselor Information Form
  4. Copies of certifications are needed to teach the following merit badges. These requirements can be found in the Guide to Advancement
    •  Archery
    • Canoeing
    • Climbing
    • Kayaking
    • Life Saving
    • Rifle Shooting
    • Rowing
    • Scuba Diving
    • Shotgun Shooting
    • Snow Sports
    • Swimming
    • White Water

To Update the Merit Badges you are a Counselor For

If you are on the list and would like to make changes. Please send in a “Merit Badge Counselor Information Form” to make changes. 


To be Renewed for the Coming Year

Merit Badge Counselors who are on the list for the current year and  current Youth Protection Training will have their registration as a Merit Badge Counselor automatically renewed for the coming year.

Helps for Merit Badge Counselors

Here is a link to resources maintained by a volunteer group with worksheets and other resources regarding merit badges.


Merit Badge Counselor List

You will need the password to access this list.


File Name Description
December Merit Badge Counselor list by city Merit badge counselor list sorted alphabetically by city of the merit badge counselor. Download
December Merit Badge Counselor list by last name Merit badge counselor list sorted by last name. Download
December Merit Badge Counselor list by merit badge Merit Badge Counselor list sorted alphabetically by merit badge. Download