Useful Scouting Forms

Troop(s) 251 & 4251 are a linked Scouts BSA program for young men and young ladies based in Casselberry Florida. Our troop(s) leadership wants young people to earn rank advancements to get to the rank of Eagle Scout. We want you to challenge young people in the great outdoors to have memories that they will appreciate for a lifetime.

On this page, you will find some useful forms to help make your experience in the troop hopefully easy to understand.

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Merit Badge Counselor Form

What Does A Merit Badge Counselor do?

The merit badge counselor agrees to follow the requirements of the recognition, making no deletions or additions, and ensuring the advancement standards are fair and uniform for all Scouts.

  • Scouting has over 135 merit badges
  • Scouting helps to grow young people in social skills and self-reliance as a result of interacting with an adult who is a qualified counselor.
  • Download the PDF Merit Badge Counselor Application Now.

How do I sign up for this training?

You don’t have to register to take the online version of Merit Badge Counselor Training through; just log in and start taking the class modules.

As a merit badge counselor, you must do the following to qualify:

  • Be at least 18 years old and of good character.
  • Be registered with the Boy Scouts of America (position
    code 42).
  • Complete Youth Protection training.
  • Be recognized as having the skills and education in the merit
    badge subjects covered and hold any required qualifications
    and training as outlined in the Guide to Safe Scouting or the
    Guide to Advancement—or use others so qualified.
  • Be able to work with Scout-age youth.

What is a merit badge?

A Scout can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers as they earn merit badges. There are more than 100 merit badges (Currently, there are 139 available.). Any Scout may earn any merit badge at any time. You don’t need to have had rank advancement to be eligible.

Once a Scout has started working on a Merit Badge (i.e. obtained a signed “Blue Card” Application for Merit Badge from his Scoutmaster, had an initial discussion with a merit badge Counselor, and started working on the requirements), he may continue using those requirements until he completes the badge or turns 18.

  • Pick A Subject. Talk to the Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster about your interests. A Scout can read the requirements of the merit badges that might interest them. The Scout can then pick one to earn. The Scoutmaster / Assistant Scoutmaster will give the Scout the name of a person from a list of counselors. These counselors have special knowledge in their merit badge subjects and are interested in helping Scouts.
  • Scout Buddy System. A Scout must have another person with them at each meeting with the merit badge counselor. This person can be another Scout, a parent or guardian, a brother or sister or another relative, or a friend.
  • Call The Counselor. Get a signed merit badge application from the Scoutmaster. The Scout gets in touch with the merit badge counselor and tells him or her that wants to earn the merit badge. The counselor may ask to meet the Scout to explain what is expected and to start helping the Scout meet the requirements. The Scout should also discuss work that they have already started or possibly completed.
  • Begin to work on the merit badge requirements, unless directed otherwise. The Scout needs to ask the counselor to help to learn the things they need to know or do. The Scout should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject. Many troops and schools or public libraries have them.
  • Show What Has Been Learned. When the Scout is ready, they should call the counselor again to make an appointment to meet the requirements. When the Scout goes take along the things they have made to meet the requirements. If they are too big to move, take pictures or have an adult tell in writing what the Scout has done. The counselor will ask the Scout to do each requirement to make sure that they know their stuff and have done or can do the things required.
  • Get The Badge. When the counselor is satisfied that the Scout has met each requirement, he or she will sign the Scout’s blue card application. The Scout gives the signed application to the Scoutmaster so that the merit badge emblem can be secured.

Scouting programs instill in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.

Scout Oath
On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty, to God and my country, and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law
A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,
Friendly, Courteous, Kind,
Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty,
Brave, Clean, and Reverent