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Merit Badge Counselor Orientation Training is Now ONLINE!

The merit badge counselor orientation presentation provides new and prospective merit badge counselors with the basic knowledge and skills needed to get started, and can serve as a refresher to veterans. It involves a step-by-step overview of the registration and approval process, speaks to the requirement for Youth Protection training, and discusses helpful methods and resources. Participants will learn about their unique role, the process of counseling, and the related BSA national policies and procedures.

This is required to be taken by any Merit Badge Counselor in order to be a Merit Badge Counselor with the Alamo Area Council.  This training does not expire. 

Training can be found at Link

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Then you will find the training under Boy Scouting and Varsity Trainings.

Once you complete the course you will be able to print a certificate.  Please attach a copy with your application to be a merit badge counselor and your Youth Protection Training certificate. 

The Alamo Area Council will continue to offer in person trainings for Merit Badge Counselors.  These trainings can be found by clicking HEREExternal Link.


Please visit new official website www.AlamoAreaBSA.orgExternal Link