District Resources

Merit Badge Information

NCAC Policy on Merit Badge Group Instruction
In an effort to give an appropriate amount of oversight to our districts to provide a quality merit badge program for our scouts, the following policy regarding merit badge group instruction is established by the council advancement and recognition committee.

Merit Badge Counselor Training
Merit Badge Counselor training is recommended.   It is required in order to wear a “Trained” patch.

“The Essentials of Merit Badge Counseling” is a set of PowerPoint charts found via the NCAC Merit Badge Counselors webpage.  Scroll down the page and under “Useful Links for Merit Badge Counselors”, select “The Essentials of Merit Badge Counseling”. Download the PowerPoint charts and review them.

Send an e-mail to the Potomac Training Chair, pdtrainingchair@gmail.com, indicating that you have reviewed the slides.  The Training Chair will respond and send you a quiz.  Reply with any requested information and answer the questions. The Training Chair now has proof that you reviewed the material so credit for the course can be given. The Training Chair will update your training records in the NCAC database.


Roundtable Information

Who’s Invited: All District Unit Leaders
Where: Rockville Presbyterian Church, 215 W Montgomery Ave, Rockville, MD 20850
When: 2nd Tuesday of Each Month, 7:30-9 PM

Contact: David Steinfeld

Potomac OA Chapter Meetings
Meetings are same day and place
When: 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm
OA Contact: Jerry Beaulieu – 301-610-5012