Becoming a Counselor

To REGISTER as a Troop 61 Merit Badge Counselor:

 

1. Fill in the Merit Badge Counselor Application Form (see "Forms" on Homepage). Note you may specify if you just want to be a Counselor for Troop 61 or if youth from around the District may contact you.

2. Complete pages 4 and 5 of the BSA Adult Application Form (see "Forms" on Homepage)

  • Enter position code “42” and “Merit Badge Counselor” as the position (even if you hold another position in the Troop)
  • This form is required even if you are already registered with BSA

3. Take Youth Protection

  • It takes about 25 minutes online.
  • Go to https://my.scouting.org/ and click on "Youth Protection Training". If you don’t have an account you will have to create one. If you don’t have a membership id leave that blank. Put your username and password in a safe place!
  • Print the certificate or save and email it to Vicki burns @This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Note you will have to retake this course every 2 years

 

Give or email the 2 forms and the YPT certificate to Vicki Burns at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.