Merit Badge Information - for Counselors

Merit Badge Counselor Information


Annual Merit Badge Counselor Registration Renewal


Your MBC registration expires 12/31 every year. Don’t forget to renew it!

It’s as easy as…

  1. Check your email. In November you will receive an email with a survey link, your member ID number, and which merit badges you are currently registered to teach.

  2. Fill out and submit your survey between November 1st and December 1st.  By completing the short survey you will be able to update your contact info, availability, add/remove merit badges, and renew your MBC commitment.

  3. Reply to follow-up. You may receive follow-up communications from the merit badge approval committee.  Be sure to respond promptly so that your registration does not get held up.


Please contact with any questions.

Scout book Users

Easily find a merit badge counselor in your area using Scout Book.  Here’s how:

  • A Troop unit leader should log in at

  • Click My Dashboard

  • Select a unit in which you are a registered leader

  • Scroll to the bottom of the roster page and click the link that says “Merit Badge Counselor List.”

The Scout Book MBC list will be updated monthly and merit badge counselors will receive an email from Scout Book any time their registration changes.  The counselors on this list have a current MBC registration AND have

valid youth protection training.

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          NEW! (09-27-2021)

Scouts BSA updated Merit Badge Requirements for several merit badges for 2021.  The full list of 137 merit badges and their current requirements are available by clicking the button to the left.