Adult volunteers and merit badge counselors are needed to run the Merit Badge University. Every unit with Scouts participating is expected to provide volunteers.
Successful Scouts have the support and guidance of parents. The parents are a treasure trove of information that can benefit every young man in our leadership program. Your encouragement and occasional refocusing of purpose that youth require will be invaluable. The successful leader in Scouts learns quickly to be successful in everything they attempt.
Adults are needed to set up the facilities before the fair starts, handle registration, act as roamers to look out for issues that need to be resolved, assist the merit badge counselors, and to help clean-up after the event is over. Volunteers who work directly with the youth must have current Youth Protection Training. YPT can be taken at www.myScouting.org.
Merit badge counselors are needed to run the merit badge classes. Merit badge counselors must be registered with the council and have up to date Youth Protection Training. YPT can be taken at www.myScouting.org. It is our goal for the Scouts to be afforded opportunities to share resources from other troops with diverse occupations and skills. The Scouts will be expected to complete all the requirements as indicated by the Boy Scouts of America. Merit badge counselors should wear their Scout uniform if possible. See national's Guide for Merit Badge Counselor for more information.
Please select all the merit badge courses that you are a registered merit badge counselor and would be willing to teach.
Note any prerequisites (e.g., Requirements #5, 8 must be done outside of class, complete requirement #3 and be prepared to discuss in class) for the courses that you are willing to teach that the Scouts will need to complete prior to class (other than reading the merit badge book) and any special instructions for Scouts.
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