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 a BSA member already (registered with Pack or Troop 12 for example) put your BSA # on the merit Badge Counselor Information form. If not, 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.
All this information (YPT certificate, MBC training certificate, MBC Information and BSA#) can be submitted to the Advancements Coordinator who will review the information and submit it to the Advancements Committee at Northern Ridge District
Merit Badge Counselors – Troop 12:
Camping, Cooking, Emergency Preparedness, Fishing, Reading, Scholarship, Wilderness Survival
Esam El Olemy:
Citizenship in the World, Digital Technology, Cooking, Electricity, Electronics, Hiking, Home Repairs, Orienteering, Personal Management
American Cultures, American Heritage, Backpacking, Camping, Communication, Digital Technology, Cycling, Disabilities Awareness, Game Design, Geocaching, Hiking, Orienteering, Pioneering, Programming, Signs, Signals, and Codes
Astronomy, Digital Technology, Safety, Space Exploration