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Be A Merit Badge Counselor
Learn the NEW Merit Badge Counselor requirements for all Merit Badge Counselors in the National Capital Area Council (NCAC). Click on the merit badge cluster above or follow this link for information on how to become a Merit Badge Counselor and get answers and find resources.And don't forget to check out the Boy Scouts of America's National website for more information and resources for Merit Badge Counselors.

There is lots to read and learn or you can look for answers to some of your questions! Subjects include: Introduction to Merit Badges, Guide For Merit Badge Counselors, Merit Badge Review and Frequently Asked Questions.Learn more about the Newest Merit Badges, Upcoming Merit Badges and how you can propose a new merit badge or changes to current ones.

Need more information or want to submit your forms to the District Merit Badge Dean? Contact John Colwell, Powhatan Merit Badge Dean.

News On New Merit Badges

Mountain Biking has just been added as an option in Cycling merit badge.                 

Sustainability Merit Badge – Scouts must earn either this Eagle required merit badge or Environmental Science.

Cooking Merit Badge – This will become Eagle required as of January 1, 2014.

The total number of merit badges required for the Eagle Scout Award will remain at 21.
Instead of 12 Eagle required merit badges and 9 elective badges, a Scout must earn 13 Eagle required and 8 elective badges.
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