Process for Merit Badge Counselor Registration

 

 The National BSA web site has general information on Merit Badge Counselors at http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/GuideforMeritBadgeCounselors.aspx

 

· New Counselor, not registered with BSA

 

1. Complete the National BSA Adult registration form. Indicate Merit Badge Counselor, code 42, in the position description box.

2.  Fill out the Merit Badge Counselor form to indicate which badges are being requested.

3. Complete the BSA Youth Protection on-line training and print out the completion card (http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx). Create a profile, and then take the training.

 

The forms should be filled out, copied, with the originals mailed to the Council office attention “MBC Registration”. Alternatively, the forms may be computer scanned and sent via email to bevehill@bsamail.org . If sent by email, use the subject line “MBC Registration”. The originator should retain copies of all forms.

 

 

 

 

· New Counselor, already registered with BSA

 

1. MBC Adult registration form . Be sure to document what unit you are currently registered with.

2. Merit Badge Counselor form to indicate which badges are being requested.

3. Complete the BSA Youth Protection on-line training, if not within two years of the previous training and print out the completion card (http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx) . If YPT was completed within the last two years, this can be specified on the adult registration form.

 

The forms should be filled out, copied, with the originals mailed to the Council office attention “MBC Registration”. Alternatively, the forms may be computer scanned and sent via email to bevehill@bsamail.org. If sent by email, use the subject line “MBC Registration”. The originator should retain copies of all forms.

 

 

 

There is an abbreviated process when a current counselor wants to modify those badges they want to counsel:

 

· Current Counselor, wanting to add or remove a specific MB

 

1. Merit Badge Counselor form to indicate which badges are being requested to be added or removed

 

This form should be filled out, copied, with the originals sent to the Council office.

 

There is a requirement to confirm the registration of each counselor, and ensure active status of Youth Protection Training, every year, as part of the District Charter Renewal:

 

 

 

In general, once the forms are received by the Council Office, all registrations and YPT validation will be done first. If there are any issues with this part of the process, the Council Office will contact the candidate. Once this portion is complete, the Counselor form will be forwarded to the specific District Advancement Chair for review of the candidate’s credentials to counsel that particular badge. The District Advancement Chair, or designee, will be responsible for contacting the candidate and informing them of acceptance or rejection. If approved, the Counselor form will be forwarded to the person at the district level that is maintaining the Counselor list.

 

If the Council Office has any reason to remove an adult from active registration, the appropriate communications will be made to the District Advancement Chair, or designee, to inform them to remove the specific person from the active Counselor list.

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