….by becoming a Merit Badge Counselor!! Its easy to sign up, fun to do, and it helps the Scouts achieve Rank Advancements!! See quotes below from existing counselors in our Troop…
Joe Redding said….”At one point I wanted to be a teacher at Stillwater High; Instead, I became a Merit Badge Counselor and now my life is complete!”
Sean Flaherty noted…”I would pick 20 Merit Badges to teach if BSA would let me; Sadly, I have to stick to only 10…”
Chris Nubern added….”Where else can you go and teach class in your boxers with a sports jacket and tie…I am thinking about quitting my job and doing this full time!!”
Mark Schoolman concluded…”By day I wear a white coat and fill prescriptions, but at night I get to let my hair down and play in the dirt as I teach Gardening Merit Badge!!!”
Really folks, there are too many quotes to fit on this page.
The attachments to this email help illustrate two things. First, the excel file shows all of the Troop 113 adults currently signed up as counselors. As you can see, we have great participation but more help is needed. Because there are so many merit badges to pick from, it is easy to find a merit badge that matches your interest. Imagine, you get to teach the scouts about something you enjoy doing yourself…easy, rewarding, and fun to do!!
The word document shows how you can use the BSA website to sign up for becoming a merit badge counselor. As the document indicates, all new and existing counselors are required to sign up no later than May 21, 2017 and there is no fee required.
If you have any questions about becoming a new counselor or re-registering as an existing counselor, please talk with any of the adult leaders.
Thanks for your interest and I look forward to seeing some new people on our list!!