BSA Radio Merit Badge Counselor

The merit badge plan is based on the concept that a counselor working closely with a Scout acquaints the boy with an adult knowledgeable in one or more fields. The counselor introduces the Scout to subjects that may lead to a career choice or to a lifetime hobby.

The American Legion Hale-Combest post 315 Amateur Radio Club provides counseling to scouts who want to achieve their Radio merit Badge. We service the East Trinity Trails District, Circle 10 council.

Do You Qualify?

What’s the first step? Get the approval of your regional BSA Council. They’ll explain the merit badge counselor’s role. Start with a local Boy Scout troop. If you’re a newcomer to Scouting, simply call your local Council office; most are listed in the white pages of the telephone book under “Boy Scouts of America.” Tell them you want to register as a counselor for the Radio Merit Badge and they’ll put you in touch with the right person at the District or Council level.

“Merit badge counselors must meet the Scouting membership requirements. Hams must become a registered adult Scout. They must be men and women of good character over age 18, recognized as having the skills and education in the subjects for which they are to serve as merit badge counselors, as well as having the ability to work with Scout-age boys.”

Individuals who wish to serve as merit badge counselors should submit the BSA Merit Badge Counselor Information form (No. 34405) and an adult leadership application (No. 28-501) to the local council service center.

Merit badge counselors must be at least 18 years old, proficient in the merit badge subject by vocation or avocation, able to work with Scout-age boys, and registered with BSA.

Counselors must agree to follow the requirements of the merit badge, making no deletions or additions, ensuring that the advancement standards are fair and uniform for all Scouts; have a Scout and his buddy present at all instructional sessions; and renew their registration annually to continue as a merit badge counselor.

American Legion post 315 Amateur Radio club supports the East Trinity Trails district of Circle 10 Council of North Texas.

Circle Ten Council

The Circle Ten Council is a regional organization affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Serving an area comprising of 24 counties in North Texas and Souther Oklahoma, with more than 36,000 young people participate in the council’s Scouting programs annually.

East Trinity Trails District

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