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BECOME A TROOP 201 MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR

Merit Badge Counselor Application.

Do you qualify to be a merit badge counselor? You must have a common knowledge of the subject, and be able to teach the requirements as outlined in the merit badge booklet. No fee is required.

Friends and relatives with a specialty can also sign up as a merit badge counselor. Ask them to complete an Adult Application and the counselor form.

Meritbadge.com lists all the merit badges and if you click on one it will list out the requirements. 

Return completed forms to either the Advancement Chair or the Scoutmaster.

GENERAL INFO:
To earn a Merit Badge
, the Scout (not the parents) must first obtain a "Merit Badge Blue Card". Check with the Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster or Advancement Chair for a "Merit Badge Blue Card", or purchase a small supply of Merit Badge Blue Cards at the Verdugo Hills or other council office.

Scouts working on a Merit Badge at summer camp or other camp (i.e. Trask's "Trail To Eagle") must ALSO obtain a blue card from Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster or Advancement Chair and complete the blue card as described below. They will leave the Merit Badge Counselor info blank in this instance.

If the Scout does not know a Merit Badge Counselor for a particular Merit Badge, contact Verdugo Hills Council - they have a Merit Badge Counselor listing.

The Scout fills out the section of the blue card with "Application For Merit Badge" on the front (the 3rd third on the front).

The Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster puts the date of the request of the blue card and signs at the bottom of the "Application For Merit Badge".


On the reverse side of the blue card the Scout fills out his name, Merit Badge and Unit info only.

The Merit Badge Counselor will complete the rest of the card as you work on and complete the merit badge.

The Scout then contacts the Merit Badge Counselor, and arranges a time for meeting with him/her.
At the first meeting, the Scout turns over the blue card to the Merit Badge Counselor to keep track of until the Merit Badge is completed.

When the final requirement of the Merit Badge is completed, the Merit Badge Counselor then fills in all the rest of the blanks on the blue card. The date of completion is the date it is earned!!!

The Merit Badge Counselor keeps the last third of the blue card..."Counselor's Record", and gives back the other 2 thirds to the Scout who will then turn it in to the Troop Advancement Chair, who will record it in the Troop records, order the Merit Badge (patch) and Merit Badge Card, and keep one third of the blue card for the troop's records.

The Scout recieves his third of the blue card, the Merit Badge Card and the Merit Badge (patch) at the Troop's Court of Honor.

Troop 201 is proudly sponsored by the MAGNOLIA PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in Burbank, CA