Merit Badge Counselor Resources

MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR QUICK LINKS!

All registered members of KAC must be Youth Protection Trained!

To take YPT training CLICK HERE 

 

 

Calendar of upcoming Merit Badges being released by National

For the latest Merit Badge information CLICK HERE

For up to date information on advancement and merit badge changes CLICK HERE

Full listing of the 2014 Merit Badges CLICK HERE

To get a list of Merit Badge Counselors in your area CLICK HERE

Merit Badge Counselor Application CLICK HERE

*If you are not a current registered member of Katahdin Area Council, you must also fill out an adult application.CLICK HERE*

Merit Badge Counselor Guide CLICK HERE

 

A Merit Badge Counselor Is ...

As a merit badge counselor, your mission is to join fun with learning. You are both a teacher and mentor as the Scout works on a merit badge and learns by doing. Your hands-on involvement could inspire a Scout to develop a lifelong hobby, pursue a particular career, or become an independent, self-supporting adult.

A Scout first expresses an interest in a particular merit badge by letting his unit leader know. To get him started, the leader gives him a signed Application for Merit Badge (blue card) along with the name and contact information for a district/council approved merit badge counselor. The Scout then contacts the merit badge counselor and makes an appointment. The merit badge counselor sets a date and time to meet with the Scout and his buddy, and may suggest the Scout bring the merit badge pamphlet along with the blue card. For the full article, CLICK HERE.

 


 

 

 

SUPERNOVA QUICK LINKS! 

 

*All registered members of Katahdin Area Council must be Youth Protection Trained! To take YPT training CLICK HERE *

 

For the latest Supernova information CLICK HERE

Supernova Counselor Application CLICK HERE

*If you are not a current registered member of Katahdin Area Council, you must also fill out an adult application.CLICK HERE* 

To get a list of Supernova Counselors in your area CLICK HERE .

 

Nova Counselors and Supernova Mentors

With the introduction of the new Nova and Supernova awards comes a fresh opportunity for volunteer positions. A Nova counselor can be any registered adult age 21 or older. Supernova mentors must be 21 or older and be subject matter experts in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field and be registered under the new Supernova Mentor position code 52. This is a nonunit position and requires no fee. In addition to the BSA Adult Registration form, mentors must complete the Supernova Awards Mentor Information application.

All Nova counselors and Supernova mentors must have current BSA Youth Protection training and certification appropriate for the programs being administered (Cub and Boy Scout Y01, Venturing Y02).

This training can be taken online at http://www.scouting.org/Training/Adult.aspx.

 

For more information on the Nova counselor and Supernova mentor positions, click on this link to view a PowerPoint presentation.

Questions may presented to program.content@scouting.org.