Merit Badge Counselor Registration

If you wish to register with the Southeast Louisiana Council to be an Approved Merit Badge Counselor, you must complete the following:

  • BSA Youth Protection Training.  {Note: In order to maintain current membership in the Boy Scouts of America, you must take BSA online Youth Protection Training every 2 years.}  
  • Complete a BSA Adult Leader Application with a position of "042" or “Merit Badge Counselor” identified and a Merit Badge Counselor Form with your contact information including email address and the enlisted merit badges identified submitting both to the Southeast Council Service Center at the address in the footer below.


Below is the BSA Guide for Merit Badge Counseling for your reference.

Merit Badge Counselor Registration Renewal:

  • Complete an online refresher Youth Protection Training with the Boy Scouts of America every two years.

  • If you have not yet submitted a Boy Scout Leader Application registering you in the position as a Merit Badge Counselor then Complete a Boy Scout Adult Leader Application Form with Position "042" or "Merit Badge Counselor" identified.

  • Complete an updated Merit Badge Counselor Information Form with your current contact information including email address and enlisted merit badges identified.

  • Submit the Boy Scout Leader Application and Merit Badge Counselor Information Form to your District Advancement Chair or to the Southeast Council Service Center at the address in the footer below.

If an application is submitted and your name does not appear on the Merit Badge List within 30 days, please contact your District Advancement Chair.

District Advancement Chair Login
District Advancement Chairs can update the Council's Merit Badge Counselor List by logging directly into Doubleknot at the URL (


Council Service Center

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Serving Scouting in Southeast Louisiana Parishes of Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemine,
St. John the Baptist, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. Tammany, and Terrebonne 

4200 S. I-10 Service Rd. West, Metairie, Louisiana 70001 
P.O. Box 1146, Metairie, Louisiana  70004

(504) 889-0388 Fax: (504) 889-1162 Toll Free: (800) 394-9410


 Council Service Center Hours of Operation
Administrative Offices (Suite 101) - 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Council Services (Suite 125) - 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday