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Merit Badge Counselors for Western Shore District

To become a merit badge counselor, complete a New Merit Badge Counselor form.  This form must be attached to a BSA Adult Application even if you are already registered in another Scout position. For information on new merit badges and major updates coming soon check out:

If you have new counselors please have them fill out and submit the new form to Robbie Miller. If you have any questions contact her at

Merit Badge Counselor Resources

Advancement Resources

Boy Scout Requirements for Advancement

Understanding the important role of merit badge counselors

Counselors' Compass, Fall 2015

Advancement News

Guide to Safe Scouting

Order Guide  for Merit Badge Counseling Pamphlets

Reporting Merit Badge Counseling Concerns

Guide to Advancement

For a Directory of Approved Merit Badge Counselors in the Western Shore District, go to the WSD Restricted-Access Files, at the bottom of this page.




Special qualifications or certifications 



The following merit badges have special qualifications or certifications for either the merit badge counselor or the supervisor of certain activities that may be involved. Counselors and advancement administrators should consult the merit badge pamphlets for details and to maintain awareness of changes and updates as pamphlets are revised.
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Lifesaving
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Rowing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shotgun Shooting
  • Snow Sports
  • Swimming 
  • Whitewater


WSD Restricted-Access Files

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Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Merit Badge Counselor Directory PDF (127.94 KB)  more ] Administration 7/8/2015
Merit Badge Counselor by Badge PDF (550.61 KB)  more ] Administration 7/8/2015
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