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New Merit Badge Counselors required to submit both MBC Application and BSA Adult Application to Scout Service Center. 

The renewal period for 2018 will be October 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018. 

All MBC status expires on December 31, 2018 if renewal application is not completed.

Online Application (FOR RENEWALS ONLY)External Link

FIRST AND FOREMOST, I want to thank you for your service to the young men of Scouting and the Alamo Area Council as a Merit Badge Counselor.  Without your help, advancement can only go so far and there would be no Eagle rank achieved

Merit Badge Counselor Renewal Process

  • All current registered Merit Badge Counselor will be required to renew their status in order to stay as an active counselor for 2019.  If  you do not renew by December 31, 2018 you will be dropped from the database and you will be required to fill out all new paperwork, so I strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of the online renewal.  The following badges require certification; Archery, Canoeing, Climbing, Kayaking, Lifesaving, Rife/Shotgun Shooting, Rowing, SCUBA, Snow Sports, Swimming and Whitewater so if you add any of these to your profile you will need to email me your certification to complete your application.

    REMINDER:  There is no limit to the number of badges for which one MBC can be approved. 


    New Merit Badge Counselor Application Process

    • Application for a new MBCs requires:
    1. All information required above (MBC application, YPT, Certifications); plus
    2. Fully completed BSA adult application.Even if you are registered in another position with the BSA, a separate BSA adult application is required for the position of Merit Badge Counselor.


    • Any person serving as a counselor for a badge must be registered and approved as a MBC for that badge.
    • Registration as a unit leader does not grant MBC status.
    • Anyone assisting a Scout in the completion of an incomplete badge from other badge earning opportunities must be a registered MBC approved for that badge.

    For all other questions please email the Advancement Team at

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