Merit Badge Counselors
Accessing the Orem Merit Badge Counselor Database Online
Click here to login to the counselor database.
Click here to have the current username and password emailed to you. The District Webmaster will try to respond within 24 to 48 hours of your request, but it is usually much quicker than that. Users of the system will be able to search for a counselor by badge, by sub-district (LDS Stake), or by unit (LDS Ward).
What is the process for becoming a Merit Badge Counselor?
Click here to download a copy of the New Adult Application, fill out and sign the application portion and sign the disclosure form. Turn in both forms to the council offices or to the District Executive in person, by mail, or by email. You can also turn it in at Roundtable (see step 5 below).
Click here to download a copy of the Merit Badge Counselor Application online. This information will be used to add you as a Merit Badge Counselor to the online database once your New Adult Applicaiton has been received, processed, and the background check has been completed by the council office.
Click here to completely read through the Merit Badge Counselor Instructor's Guide. This guide will help new and potential merit badge counselors through their responsibilities in the role and will give them an understanding of the methods of counseling Scouts. It is intended as a short orientation course for new merit badge counselors before they begin working with Scouts. It does NOT take the place of the merit badge counselor training that is held monthly during Roundtable.
Click here to complete Youth Protection training online. This is a completely online training that will take about 20 to 40 minutes to complete. This is required for all counselors to complete on a biannual basis.
Attend merit badge counselor training at Roundtable. Bring any forms or paperwork that needs to be turned in. You cannot be added to the online database until you have attended this training and turned in all of the necessary forms.
Once all the paperwork has been submitted, it generally takes about 2 weeks to be processed and you should be added to the online database within a month. If your name doesn't appear within that timeframe, you can contact Sue Smith, the district committee member over Merit Badge counselors, at email@example.com. According to the directions that we have received from our District Key 3, you may begin signing merit badge cards 2 weeks after you have submitted the appropriate paperwork and have taken the appropriate classes. But please let us know if you don't appear in the database so we can make sure that our records are accurate.