Step 2 - Apply and Get Trained

Thank you for completing the interest survey.  To become a Merit Badge Counselor with the Boy Scouts of America we require you to be registered, take Youth Protection Training, and Counselor Orientation.  

Currently registered adult members can start at step 4.

Questions can be directed to Michael Hesbach, Assistant Scout Executive at 540-943-6675.

1.  Create an account at

2.  Take "Youth Protection Training" and print certificate

3.  Complete an Adult Leader Application

4.  Complete a Merit Badge Council Application

5.  Complete Merit Badge Counselor Orientation Video (below)

6.  Mail both applications, Youth Protection Training certificate, and a note stating you completed orientation to:

Stonewall Jackson Area Council

Attn:  Council Resources

801 Hopeman Parkway

Waynesboro, VA 22980