There are more than 135 merit badges, and any Scout, or any qualified Venturer or Sea Scout may earn any of these at any time. For youth to earn a Merit Badge, he/she will need a Merit Badge Counselor – MBC – to check and sign the requirements.

The Merit Badge Counselor is a key player in the Boy Scout advancement program, See below how to register as a Merit Badge Counselor, also check the Guide for Merit Badge Counselors for more details.

Register as a Merit Badge Counselor (MBC):

In order to register, merit badge counselors are expected to complete BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT). This training can be done through The BSA’s Online Learning Center.

Secondly, finish the Merit Badge Counselor Training that can be accessed as well from The BSA’s Online Learning Center.

Third, fill in the Merit Badge Counselor Information form.

Fourth, if you are not already a BSA member (registered with Pack or Troop 12 for example), you can register with Troop 12 or completely fill in a new Adult Application including permission for the background check, that can be retrieved from Atlanta Area Council program center.

* Your MBC Form should always include your BSA Member #.  When you register for training (YPT, etc.) it automatically gives you a BSA ID.  That ID is printed on your YPT certificate among other places.  That ID should be included on your MBC Form.

Forms submittal:

If you are just submitting the Merit Badge Counselor application Form/Youth Protection Training and Merit Badge Counselor Training please email them to the Northern Ridge District Merit Badge Registrar Brian Davis at orsalak@yahoo.com

If you need to submit an Adult Scout Leader Application please send that with a copy of the Merit Badge Counselor application Form/Youth Protection Training and Merit Badge Counselor Training to the secure website: https://www.atlantabsa.org/sendsafely

For the list of our Merit Badge Counselors MBCs check with the Scoutmaster and/or the Advancements Coordinator.