In Boy Scouts, it is important to earn your merit badges. Twenty-one badges are required to become an Eagle Scout, 13 of which must be certain Silver Rings. On this page, you will be able to find our library of merit badge books and worksheets to help you complete your desired merit badge.
Scouts who would like to work on a merit badge should meet with the Troop’s Scoutmaster who will help the scout find a merit badge counselor. The Scoutmaster will also give the scout a signed Blue Card to record completed merit badge requirements and collect the necessary signatures.
Remember that when you borrow a Merit Badge book, you must return it. Our current librarian is keeping track of which books have been taken out, and it is your duty to return them promptly.
If an adult would like to become a merit badge counselor, they need to:
- Fill out the BSA Adult Registration form if not already a registered BSA volunteer (see the Troop Committee Chair for the registration form).
- Complete Youth Protection Training (see my.scouting.org for the online class). (When you receive your BSA ID number, go back to your my.scouting.org account and add your BSA ID to the account data.)
- Complete the Merit Badge Counselor Application form, below, and give it to the troop’s MB Counselor Coordinator.
BSA Merit Badge Counselor Form
The Mayflower Council holds Merit Badge University each year during two or three Saturday mornings in March.