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Merit Badge Counselor Training

Photography counselor and ScoutThe merit badge counselor is a key player in the Boy Scout advancement program. As a merit badge counselor, your mission is to join fun with learning. You are both a teacher and mentor as the Scout works on a merit badge and learns by doing. Your hands-on involvement could inspire a Scout to develop a lifelong hobby, pursue a particular career, or become an independent, self-supporting adult.

Requirements

Register with the District by completing a membership application. Click to download English, Español.
Complete the Merit Badge Counselor Information form. Click here to download form.
Complete the Merit Badge Counselor Orientation class (see below).

An individual may be a counselor for any number of Merit Badges, as long as he/she is qualified for each subject. Trained Merit Badge counselors can choose to make themselves available to Scouts in their district and neighboring districts within the Council or may limit themselves to a single unit.

Training

In addition to the required forms, you must take Merit Badge Counselor Orientation (see below) and Youth Protection Training (see link at upper left).

Orientation

Stanford District
Date: Second Tuesday of each month
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Palo Alto Service Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto
Contact: Donna & Ted Marcopulos [Click for member's page] or (650) 960.4025.
Note: Scouters from other districts are welcome.

Redwood District
Date: Second Thursday of the month
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Redeemer Lutheran School, 468 Grand St, Redwood City (when the coordinator knows someone is coming.) Parking is available in the lot on the corner of Harrison and Hudson Streets.
Contact: Pam Fosnes at [Click for member's page] or (650) 369.9630

Discovery District
Date: Discovery District merit badge counselor classes are held on an "as-needed basis" in a group setting, usually at Roundtable.
Contact: Deb Quinn at DLQBSA@gmail.com.

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