Merit Badge Counselors must be registered as such and for the badges they would like to counsel. There is no fee to serve as a Merit Badge Counselor. Merit Badge Counselors are not unit registrants, even when they indicate that they only wish to work with one unit. Merit Badge Counselors must fill out an adult application and complete youth protection training, however the application needs to be signed by the applicant and their District Executive or the Scout Executive. The applicant would use position code 42 and a position description of Merit Badge Counselor on their application, as well as fill out a Merit Badge Counselor Information Form.
If you wish to be a Merit Badge Counselor, please contact your local District Serving Executive to get registered and refer to the Merit Badge Counselor Guide below for more information.