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Merit Badge Counselors

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Merit Badges can be done in an online format. Attend this training class for tips on how it is done.

How to conduct a virtual merit badge class sign up for May 26 or May 27


Selecting a Merit Badge Counselor

All scouts wanting to earn a merit badge should discuss their intentions with their Scoutmaster. The Scoutmaster will then help each scout select a counselor from the list below. This is a password protected directory that your Scoutmaster will review with you.  The password has been emailed to all Scoutmasters. Scoutmasters can request the access information as needed from the council.

Become a Merit Badge Counselor

Interested in becoming a Merit Badge Counselor or Supernova  Mentor?

There are three steps:
1) The first step is to have current Youth Protection Training.  Available at
2) The second step is to be a registered member of the Greater St. Louis Area Council or complete an Adult Application to become a registered member.
3) The Third step is to complete the merit badge counselor request.  This can be done online or on paper.

ONLINE- preferred method
Click on the Merit Badge Counselor Directory button above.
Select the box labeled Merit Badge Counselor Registration.
Complete the form.

Special note for the Troop Selection field:
Greater St. Louis Area Council does not subscribe to selective unit request.  You may fill this field with the unit number you are registered with or leave it blank. 

PAPER applications
Complete the merit badge counselor application 2020.
Send the form to your District Advancement Chair or District STEM Chair.


Supernova Mentor Application

Once the application is received it may take 2 to 4 weeks for approval. You will be notified by email when the multiple step approval process is complete.
Generally there are 4 badges approved per counselor in the heavier populated areas.

Annual renewals start in January each year.  You will be sent an email with a link to the renewal page. The email address that will be used is the one on the merit badge counselor directory.  You must be on the directory at the end of the year in order to be sent the renewal notice.

Contact Information Changes
If you wish to change your email address please send an email to: This change request will only be applied to the merit badge directory.

Badge Changes
To add a badge please follow the online or paper application process. All badges added to the directory must be approved.
To remove a badge or to be removed as a counselor please email:

A Guide for Merit Badge Counseling 

If you experience any issues with the Merit Badge Counselor process please contact:
Donna Baer  314-256-3126
or at