Merit Badge Counselor Orientation

Do you have a hobby, skill, or career that you love? Do you enjoy working with youth?  Scouting is always looking for counselors to teach the over 130 merit badges offered by BSA.

See the complete list of topics and requirements here and select those in which you have training and interest. There is no limit to the number of badges you may counsel.

To be a merit badge counselor you need to be 18 years of age or older, be of good character, and have good rapport with scout-age youth. You must also have current Youth Protection Training . (Go to to take it on-line) Bring your certificate to the training class.

Merit Badge Counselor training will walk you through the process of coaching and mentoring boys, safety tips, and how to correctly fill out the blue card.

At the Council Service Center (CSC), 970 West Julian Street, San Jose, CA  from 7:30 – 9:00 PM

October 11 – Quicksilver District Roundtable , 150 Bernal Rd, San Jose, CA 95119

October 12 – Pioneer District Roundtable, 925 Cera Dr, San Jose, CA 95129

October 13 – Coyote Creek District Roundtable, 3060 Patt Ave, San Jose, CA 95133

November 9 – Polaris District Roundtable, 10340 Bubb Road, Cupertino, CA 95014 from 7:30 – 9:00 PM

November 10 – Loma Prieta District Roundtable

Click here for the free on-line registration for 2017.

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