Merit Badge Counselor


The merit badge counselor is a key player in the Scouts BSA advancement program. Whatever your area of expertise or interest—whether it is a special craft or hobby (basketry, leatherwork, coin collecting), a profession (veterinary medicine, aviation, engineering), or perhaps a life skill (cooking, personal management, communications)—as a merit badge counselor, you can play a vital role in stirring a Scout’s curiosity about that particular topic. By volunteering as a merit badge counselor, you offer your time, knowledge, and other resources so that Scouts can explore a topic of interest.

The Evangeline Area Council is in an ongoing process of keeping tracks of merit badge counselors for the area and our events. If you are interested in becoming an MB counselor or if you already are one, we would like to keep track of which merit badges have which instructors connected to them. Please follow the following steps below and contact Logan Cormier for any further questions at 227-235-8551 ext. 107.

Become a Merit Badge Counselor

If you are not yet a merit badge counselor, it is easy follow these simple steps:

  1. Take Youth Protection training at
  2. Register with the Boy Scouts of America,  
    • Pick up an application at the local Scout Service Center or download an application 
    • Complete the membership application (listing merit badge counselor as the postition)
  3. Complete the Merit Badge Counselor information form indicating for what badges you would like to be a counselor . This form can be picked up at the Council Service Center or download the form here.
  4. Return the following forms to the Council Scout Office or Mail to 2266 S. College Road, Lafayette, Louisiana 70508 or fax to 337-
    • Youth Protection training certificate
    • BSA Adult Application form
    • Merit Badge Counselor information form