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Merit Badge Counselors

All scouts wanting to earn a merit badge should discuss their intentions with their Scoutmaster. The Scoutmaster will then help each scout select a counselor from the list below.

If you experience any issues with the Merit Badge Counselor list, please contact Donna Baer at 314-256-3126 or

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON RENEWALS- currently under construction is a new merit badge counselor directory. This update will offer online sign up and an automated renewal process.  The 2019 renewal process has been delayed until the system is updated and functional.  Please continue to use the second link below to search for a merit badge counselor in the St. Louis and surrounding areas.


Search for Merit Badge Counselors

*On Jan. 1, 2019, the Lincoln Trails Council merged with the Greater St. Louis Area Council. We are in the process of combining counselor lists. Until then, each council’s legacy lists are above. Thank you for your patience as we work through this.

Become a Merit Badge Counselor

Interested in becoming a Merit Badge Counselor or Supernova Award Mentor? Simply fill out the Merit Badge Counselor Application or Supernova Mentor Application, and return it to your district advancement chairman.
A Guide for Merit Badge Counseling

Counselor’s Compass

Counselor’s Compass is a quarterly e-newsletter intended to provide news and resources for merit badge counselors. To Subscribe to this newsletter, send an email to Put ‘Subscribe’ in the Subject line and in the body of the email put only your email address, name, and council name.

Merit Badge Counselor Renewals

Information on the 2019 renewal process is coming soon.

No changes will be made to the Merit Badge Counselor list at this time. Current Youth Protection Training will be required at the time of renewal.