Unit leaders can find the list of merit badge counselors on the unit page. Scoutbook provides a search for merit badge counselors at that location. A downloadable list is not available at this time.
Scouts should go to their Scoutmaster for a recommendation of a merit badge counselor. The BSA merit badge process is as follows:
- The Scout develops an interest in a merit badge and may begin working on the requirements.
- The Scout and unit leader discuss the Scout’s interest in the merit badge.
- The unit leader signs a blue card and provides the Scout with at least one counselor contact.
- The Scout contacts the counselor.
- The counselor considers any work toward requirements completed prior to the initial discussion with the unit leader.
- The Scout, the Scout’s buddy, and the counselor meet (often several times).
- The Scout finishes the requirements.
- The counselor approves completion.
- The Scout returns the signed blue card to the unit leader, who signs the applicant record section of the blue card.
- The unit leader gives the Scout the applicant record.
- The unit reports completion of the merit badge.
- The Scout receives the merit badge.
For more information on merit badge counselors, contact your local council.