Thank you for your patience and understanding over the past couple months while the Advancement Team has worked to update and improve the Merit Badge Counselor List.
In accordance with the Guide to Advancement, Section 184.108.40.206 Web-Based Counselor Lists, the merit badge counselor list will no longer be published to the general public. Online counselor lists present a number of challenges. They should only be placed on official council websites that conform to the National Council guidelines at www.scouting.org/Marketing/Resources/CouncilWeb: Give attention to protecting counselor privacy and 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 discussing work on a merit badge, and obtaining a counselor's name, is an important part of the merit badge plan."
An email was distributed to all Scoutmasters in early May 2015. The Merit Badge Counselor List changes frequently, the updated list will be published quarterly.
The Merit Badge Counselor List is currently unavailable we apologize for the inconvenience.
Scoutmasters can call the Rainbow Council Service Center to request a copy of the list to be e-mailed to them.
Thank you for all you do in Scouting!
Rainbow Council Advancement Team
Policy change: Rainbow Council will no longer be collecting the Unit Leader's portion of the blue cards with advancement reports.
Signed on-line Internet Advancement reports still need to be submitted to Rainbow Council Service Center to properly record the Unit's advancements.
Interested in becoming a Merit Badge Counselor?
1. Print and fill out a BSA Adult Leader Application found HERE
2. Complete and print Merit Badge Counselor Application found HERE
3. Complete Youth Protection Training at www.myscouting.org. Print certificate after completion.
4. Forward 3 items from above to:
Rainbow Council Service Center
2600 N. Winterbottom Road
Morris, IL 60450