Merit Badges & Advancement

Internet Advancement 

Merit Badge Counselor List  Updated 8-18-17

  • Introduction to Merit Badges:
  • You can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers as you earn merit badges. There are more than 130 merit badges. Any Boy Scout may earn a merit badge at any time. You don't need to have had rank advancement to be eligible. Learn more.

Merit Badge Blue Card Process:

Merit Badge Counseling:

  • Information on becoming a Merit Badge Counselor as well as other helpful information related to Merit Badge Counseling can be found on the Scouting Website.  Click here for more information.
  • Click Here to download a fillable Merit Badge Counselor Application.  

Note that if you are a new Merit Badge Counselor you will need to attach a completed adult application also.  This must be completed even if you are already registered elsewhere in the council.  There is no charge to register as a Merit Badge Counselor. (However, application must accompany an adult leader application when submitted to the office)  You must also complete Youth Protection Training and provide copies of clearances as mandated by the State of Pennsylvania.  See HERE for Adult Leader Clearance requirements

  • Click here to go to the Merit Badge Counselor Guide.

Eagle Scout Paperwork: