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.} 

 Online Youth Protection Training

  • Complete and sign a Criminal Background Check Form
  • Complete a BSA Adult Leader Application with a position of "042" or “Merit Badge Counselor” identified.


  • Complete a Merit Badge Counselor Form with your contact information including email address and the enlisted merit badges identified.


Send the completed BSA Adult Application, criminal Background Check Form and Merit Badge Application Form to the Council Service Center.  The Council Service Center will get with the respective District Advancement Team for Merit Badge Approvals.  Once approval is received the registration will be entered into

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your District Advancement Chair or a member of the District Advancement Team.

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


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. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday