Become a Merit Badge Counselor!

Parents, we need your family to pick at least one badge to counsel. Below is how to become a merit badge counselor in 4 easy steps:
1. Pick at least one badge and then fill out an adult application
2. Fill out a Merit Badge Counselor Application
3. Complete Youth Protection Training here and print your certificate
4. The forms should be filled out and copied, with the originals mailed to the Hudson Valley Council office (6 Jeanne Drive, Newburgh, NY 12550) attention “MBC Registration”.    Alternatively, the forms may be computer scanned and sent via email to  If sent by email, use the subject line “MBC Registration”. The originator should retain copies of all forms…or you can just give everything to Brian Colton. Please let Mr. Colton know if you have done the above.

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