Merit Badge Counselor Information Sheet

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Merit Badge Counselor for the Georgia-Carolina Council. Please complete the following information and click the submit button. Once the application has been submitted it will go into a database for approval. If there are any problems or questions with your application we will contact you via email. 

If you are a new Merit Badge Counselor, you will need to completely fill out this form as well as completely fill out and sign a BSA Adult Application and complete Youth Protection Training which is available online at My.Scouting.org. Once completed please forward the BSA adult application and youth protection training certificate to the Scout Office. Your Merit Badge Counselor Information Sheet will not be approved until the BSA Adult Application and Youth Protection Training certificate has been received at the Scout Office. 

This form will only allow you to register for ONE merit badge at a time. If you would like to be a counselor for more than one merit badge, you will need to fill this form out numerous times. Individuals signing up for more than 8 merit badges will have to be approved at the Council level per LTC Advancement Committee policy.

NOTE: SOME BADGES MAY REQUIRE SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS PLEASE SEE BELOW. REGISTRATIONS FOR FOR THESE BADGES WILL NOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL THE SPECIFIC CERTIFICATION CERTIFICATES ARE RECEIVED AT THE SCOUT OFFICE.

*RIFLE SHOOTING
Merit Badge Counselor must be currently NRA-certified rifle instructor or coach who is 21 years of age or older. Please attach a copy of your certification to this application.
*SHOTGUN SHOOTING
Merit Badge Counselor must be a currently NRA-certified shotgun instructor or coach who is 21 years of age or older. Please attach a copy of your certification to this application. 
*ARCHERY
Merit Badge Counselor must be either a current USA Archery Level 1 Instructor or hold a BSA Training Card signed by a National Camp School trained Shooting Sports Director. Please attach a copy of your certification to this application. 
**CLIMBING & RAPPELLING
activities must be supervised by an instructor who is 21 years of age or older and has successfully completed a minimum of 10 hours of instructor training for climbing/rappelling from a nationally or regionally recognized organization, a climbing school, a college-level climbing/rappelling course, or is a certified BSA climbing instructor. 
***AQUATIC
Merit Badge Counselor (Swimming, Lifesaving, Canoeing, Rowing, Small Boat Sailing, Whitewater, Water skiing, Water Sports, Scuba, Motor Boating and Kayaking) must have current Safety Afloat and Safe Swim Defense training (available online)
****SCUBA
Merit Badge Requirement #4 instruction must be conducted by recreational diving instructors in good standing with a SCUBA agency recognized by the Boy Scouts of America and approved by the BSA local council.

NOTICE: Updates In Progress

Updating

We are currently updating the list of counselors and their registration for the 2020 season