For Scouts who need help in finding a MB Counselor . . .

Below is the current Troop 27 Merit Badge Counselor list as of 9/27/09. For any questions, Gaylon Powers is the Adult Leader in charge of Merit Badge processes.


This is the River Bend District's Merit Badge Counselor list current thru June 1, 2009.


NOTE Scouts are not permitted to meet one on one with a Merit Badge Counselor - all of the Counselor's are aware of this. At a minimum, a second Scout needs to be present. In a Troop meeting environment, meeting one on one in a corner of the room is allowed - visible to the rest of the room. When a Scout calls upon a Counselor for a badge he is interested in individually (as oppossed to a Troop group setting such as Swimming), it is best if the Scout convinces a friend to also work on that badge simultaneously - so that they both can attend meetings with that Counselor. If that second Scout is not practical and the Scout still desires to work on the badge, then the Counselor will have a second person present should he (or she) and the Scout need to meet.

And for Adults who need some info on becoming a MB Counselor . . .

Merit Badge Counselor Instructor (MBCI)

This module will guide new and potential merit badge counselors through their responsibilities in the role and will give them an understanding of the methods of counseling Scouts. It is intended as a short orientation course for new merit badge counselors before they begin working with Scouts.

:!: Merit Badge Counselor Instructors Online Training Guide
:!: PDF Version

Learning Objectives
At the end of this lesson, participants will be able to

  • Understand the aims of Scouting, the BSA advancement process, and the merit badge counselor’s role.
  • Know a merit badge counselor’s duties and responsibilities to the BSA and the Scout.
  • Understand and complete the requirements to be a registered merit badge counselor with the BSA.
  • List some methods of counseling and coaching.
  • Successfully guide a Scout through the merit badge process.
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