Boy Scout Troop 202
Carmel, IN


Merit Badge Counselor

Incumbent:  Contact the Scoutmaster, Advancement Chair, or Troop Committee Chair to find a Merit Badge Counselor.


  • complete Youth Protection training, Diocese Protocol "Safe and Sacred" training, and Merit Badge Counselor Orientation before registering
  • advise Scouts on merit badges as requested
  • sign off merit badge requirements, being loyal to the requirements of the badge as written, not adding to or subtracting from the requirements
  • follow Youth Protection guidelines, always making sure 2-Deep Leadership and the Buddy System are in use
  • do not counsel your own son or close relative on a badge unless he is part of a group working on the badge together
Resources:   Merit Badge Counselor Orientation
 Diocese Protocol Training
 Youth Protection Training

 Merit Badge Counselor Info Form
 Guide to Safe Scouting