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In order to provide efficient access to Constellation District troop leaders, periodically the Council's online Merit Badge Counselor list for the district has been exported into a convenient spreadsheet. The link is provided below. It is password protected for privacy.
Contact Neal Oberholtzer, Constellation District Communication Director, for the password. Password will only be provided to Scout leaders. Scouts should contact their Scoutmaster for contact information.
The following are instructions provided by COL Council if you choose to pursue full access to the online Merit Badge Counselor listings for all districts.
Scoutmasters & Troop Committee Chairmen:
The Cradle of Liberty Council Advancement Committee has been in the process of making the Merit Badge Counselor list available online, to help out Scoutmasters and other Troop leadership to easily provide accurate counselor information to their Scouts.
We are pleased to share that this list is now accessible online, searchable by both district and badge.
The publishing of this list is done in conjunction with the National Boy Scouts of America Policy, as listed in the BSA Guide to Advancement. You are receiving access to this database due to your position as either a Scoutmaster or Troop Committee Chair, and should only share it with the appropriate leaders within your Troop.
“Give attention to protecting counselor privacy. Limit access to those who have merit badge–related responsibilities, such as advancement committee members and chairs, or unit leaders and selected assistants. Scouts should not have access. Their interaction with the Scoutmaster in obtaining approval to work on a badge, and obtaining a counselor’s name is an important part of the merit badge plan.” (188.8.131.52)
The access to this list is available at www.colbsa.org under the Advancement Tab. This list is hosted through Doubleknot and is accessible with the following login information:
Use only this list when providing Merit Badge Counselor options to your Scouts, as these are the registered counselors within Cradle of Liberty Council. Counselors are required to be registered in order to counsel badges, as it means they have been approved for those badges, their background has been checked, and they have current Youth Protection Training. The safety of our youth is a top priority.
Should you notice any errors with the list, please contact your District Advancement Chair or District Executive, who will assist you in updating or re-registering any counselors as necessary. Please also reach out to these individuals for any questions concerning the list, Merit Badge Counselor registration or the Merit Badge program.Thank you all for what you do, we hope this new format will allow you to better support your Scouts in the Merit Badge Program!
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