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American Business     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
American Business     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
American Business     Mark Mendrys     78733     Mark_Mendrys@dell.com
American Business     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
American Cultures     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
American Cultures      Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
American Cultures      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
American Heritage     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
American Heritage      Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
American Heritage      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
American Labor     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
American Labor      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Animal Science      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Animation     Mathew Nazareth     78733     mnazareth64@gmail.com
Archaeology      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Archery      Mathew Nazareth     78733     mnazareth64@gmail.com
Archery      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Architecture      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Art      Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Art      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Astronomy     Steve Sullivan     78746     theprofessor@austin.rr.com
Astronomy     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Athletics     Blair Richert     78746     blairrichert@gmail.com
Athletics      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Automotive Maintenance     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Automotive Maintenance     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Automotive Maintenance     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Aviation     Robert Mazzetti     78746     robmazz@aol.com
Aviation     Tom Bishop     78746     tpbishop@gmail.com
Backpacking     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Backpacking     Robert Mazzetti     78746     robmazz@aol.com
Backpacking     Bianca Bentzin     78750     txaz2010@gmail.com
Backpacking     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Basketry      Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Basketry      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Bird Study      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Bugling      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Camping     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Camping     Mark Mendrys     78733     Mark_Mendrys@dell.com
Camping     Robert Mazzetti     78746     robmazz@aol.com
Camping     Bianca Benzin     78750     txaz2010@gmail.com
Camping     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Camping     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Canoeing      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Chemistry     Steve Sullivan     78746     theprofessor@austin.rr.com
Chemistry     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Chemistry     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Chess     Tom Bishop     78746     tpbishop@gmail.com
Chess     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Citizenship in the Community     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
Citizenship in the Community     Mark Mendrys     78733     Mark_Mendrys@dell.com
Citizenship in the Community     Bianca Bentzin     78750     txaz2010@gmail.com
Citizenship in the Community     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Citizenship in the Community     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Citizenship in the Nation     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
Citizenship in the Nation     Mark Mendrys     78733     Mark_Mendrys@dell.com
Citizenship in the Nation     Bianca Bentzin     78750     txaz2010@gmail.com
Citizenship in the Nation     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Citizenship in the Nation     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Citizenship in the World     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
Citizenship in the World     Mark Mendrys     78733     Mark_Mendrys@dell.com
Citizenship in the World     Bianca Bentzin     78750     txaz2010@gmail.com
Citizenship in the World     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Citizenship in the World     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Climbing     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Coin Collecting      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Collections      Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Collections      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Communication      Mark Mendrys     78733     Mark_Mendrys@dell.com
Communication      Bianca Bentzin     78750     txaz2010@gmail.com
Communication      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Composite Materials     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Composite Materials     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Computers     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Cooking     Mark Mendrys     78733     Mark_Mendrys@dell.com
Cooking     Robert Mazzetti     78746     robmazz@aol.com
Cooking     Bianca Bentzin     78750     txaz2010@gmail.com
Cooking     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Cooking     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Cycling     Mathew Nazareth     78733     mnazareth64@gmail.com
Cycling     Mark Mendrys     78733     Mark_Mendrys@dell.com
Cycling     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Digital Technology     Mathew Nazareth     78733     mnazareth64@gmail.com
Digital Technology     Tom Bishop     78746     tpbishop@gmail.com
Digital Technology     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Disabilities Awareness      Blair Richert     78746     blairrichert@gmail.com
Disabilities Awareness      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Dog Care     Robert Mazzetti     78746     robmazz@aol.com
Dog Care     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Dog Care     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Drafting     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Drafting     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Electricity     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Electricity     Mathew Nazareth     78733     mnazareth64@gmail.com
Electricity     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Electronics     Steve Sullivan     78746     theprofessor@austin.rr.com
Electronics     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Electronics     Mathew Nazareth     78733     mnazareth64@gmail.com
Electronics     Tom Bishop     78746     tpbishop@gmail.com
Electronics     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Emergency Preparedness     Mark Mendrys     78733     Mark_Mendrys@dell.com
Emergency Preparedness     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Emergency Preparedness     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Energy     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Energy     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Engineering     Steve Sullivan     78746     theprofessor@austin.rr.com
Engineering     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Engineering     Mathew Nazareth     78733     mnazareth64@gmail.com
Engineering     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Engineering     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Entrepreneurship     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
Entrepreneurship     Blair Richert     78746     blairrichert@gmail.com
Entrepreneurship     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Entrepreneurship     Tom Bishop     78746     tpbishop@gmail.com
Entrepreneurship     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Entrepreneurship     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Environmental Science     Mark Mendrys     78733     Mark_Mendrys@dell.com
Environmental Science     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Environmental Science     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Family Life     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
Family Life     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Family Life     Mark Mendrys     78733     Mark_Mendrys@dell.com
Family Life     Bianca Bentzin     78750     txaz2010@gmail.com
Family Life     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Family Life     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Farm Mechanics      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Fingerprinting      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Fire Safety      Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Fire Safety      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
First Aid     Mark Mendrys     78733     Mark_Mendrys@dell.com
First Aid     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Fishing      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Fly Fishing      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Forestry     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Game Design      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Gardening     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
Gardening      Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Gardening      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Genealogy     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
Genealogy      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Geocaching     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Geology      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Golf     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
Golf     Blair Richert     78746     blairrichert@gmail.com
Golf      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Hiking     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Hiking     Mark Mendrys     78733     Mark_Mendrys@dell.com
Hiking     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Home Repairs     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Home Repairs     Tom Bishop     78746     tpbishop@gmail.com
Home Repairs     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Home Repairs     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Horsemanship     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Indian Lore      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Insect Study      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Inventing     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
Inventing     Steve Sullivan     78746     theprofessor@austin.rr.com
Inventing     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Inventing     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Kayaking      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Landscape Architecture     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Law     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
Leatherwork      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Lifesaving      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Mammal Study      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Medicine      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Model Design and Building      Steve Sullivan     78746     theprofessor@austin.rr.com
Model Design and Building      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Motorboating      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Moviemaking      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Music      Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Music      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Nature      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Nuclear Science     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Nuclear Science     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Orienteering     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Orienteering     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Painting     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Personal Fitness     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
Personal Fitness     Blair Richert     78746     blairrichert@gmail.com
Personal Fitness     Mark Mendrys     78733     Mark_Mendrys@dell.com
Personal Fitness     Robert Mazzetti     78746     robmazz@aol.com
Personal Fitness     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Personal Management     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
Personal Management     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Personal Management     Mark Mendrys     78733     Mark_Mendrys@dell.com
Personal Management     Robert Mazzetti     78746     robmazz@aol.com
Personal Management     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Personal Management     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Pets      Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Pets      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Photography     Mathew Nazareth     78733     mnazareth64@gmail.com
Photography     Tom Bishop     78746     tpbishop@gmail.com
Photography     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Pioneering     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Pioneering     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Plant Science     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Plumbing     Steve Sullivan     78746     theprofessor@austin.rr.com
Plumbing     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Pottery     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Programming     Tom Bishop     78746     tpbishop@gmail.com
Programming     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Programming     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Public Health      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Public Speaking     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
Public Speaking     Blair Richert     78746     blairrichert@gmail.com
Public Speaking     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Public Speaking     Tom Bishop     78746     tpbishop@gmail.com
Public Speaking     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Pulp and Paper      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Radio      Steve Sullivan     78746     theprofessor@austin.rr.com
Radio      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Railroading     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
Railroading      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Reading     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
Reading     Blair Richert     78746     blairrichert@gmail.com
Reading     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Reading     Robert Mazzetti     78746     robmazz@aol.com
Reading     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Reading     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Reptile & Amphibian Study      Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Reptile & Amphibian Study      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Rifle Shooting     Mathew Nazareth     78733     mnazareth64@gmail.com
Robotics      Mathew Nazareth     78733     mnazareth64@gmail.com
Robotics      Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Robotics      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Rowing      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Safety      Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Safety      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Salesmanship     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
Salesmanship     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Salesmanship     Robert Mazzetti     78746     robmazz@aol.com
Salesmanship     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Scholarship     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
Scholarship     Tom Bishop     78746     tpbishop@gmail.com
Scholarship     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Scholarship     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Scouting Heritage     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
Scouting Heritage      Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Scouting Heritage      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Scuba Diving     Blair Richert     78746     blairrichert@gmail.com
Sculpture     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Search and Rescue      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Signs, Signals, and Codes      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Skating      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Small Boat Sailing     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Small Boat Sailing     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Snow Sports     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Snow Sports     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Space Exploration     Steve Sullivan     78746     theprofessor@austin.rr.com
Space Exploration     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Sports      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Stamp Collecting     Harley Walsh     78746     Harley.walsh@gsenergy.com
Stamp Collecting      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Surveying     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Surveying     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Sustainability     Mark Mendrys     78733     Mark_Mendrys@dell.com
Sustainability     Bianca Bentzin     78750     txaz2010@gmail.com
Sustainability     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Swimming     Mark Mendrys     78733     Mark_Mendrys@dell.com
Swimming     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Textile      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Theater      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Traffic Safety     Bianca Bentzin     78750     txaz2010@gmail.com
Traffic Safety     Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Traffic Safety     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Truck Transportation      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Water Sports      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Weather      Sarah Benton     78746     sarah@lostview.com
Weather      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Welding     Steve Sullivan     78746     theprofessor@austin.rr.com
Wilderness Survival     David Pacinda     78746     dpacinda@phdwin.com
Wilderness Survival     Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Wood Carving      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com
Woodwork      Edward Anderson     78733     edwardganderson@gmail.com

Go to the directory, http://www.troop990.org/directory, for the Merit Badge Counselors' contact information.

If you don't find a counselor in this list for the merit badge in which you are interested, contact our Merit Badge Coordinator, Sarah Benton, who may be able to find counselors in our district.

Merit Badge Counselor Responsibilities

Merit badge counselors are the key to success in the merit badge plan. They offer their time, experience, and knowledge to help guide Scouts in one or more of the merit badge subjects.

The counselor's responsibility is to

  • Assist the Scout as he plans the assigned projects and activities to meet the merit badge requirements.
  • Coach Scouts through interviews and demonstrations on how to do the required skills of the badge.
  • Certify the Scout after determining whether he completed the requirements for the merit badge.

The counselor also agrees to:

  • Ensure the Scoutmaster has approved the Scout can start the merit badge and Scout retains a blue card with the Scoutmaster's signature.
  • Follow the requirements of the merit badge, making no deletions or additions, ensuring that the advancement standards are fair and uniform for all Scouts.
  • Encourage the Scout to keep track of his progress using the merit badge's worksheet.
  • Maintain two deep adult leadership at all counseling sessions.
  • Renew BSA registration annually and YPT every two years.

Registering as a Merit Badge Counselor requires these steps:

  1. If you haven't had Youth Protection Training  (YPT) in the past two years, do the online training at http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection/BoyScout.aspx.  
  2. Submit a copy of your YPT certificate with your BSA adult application, see the next step.
  3. Complete a BSA adult application with position code 42.  Submit your application to the Troop Committee Chairman or Merit Badge Coordinator.  This must be done, even if you are already a registered adult with the troop.
  4. Review the online The Essentials of Merit Badge Counseling training.  Be sure to read the presenter's notes below each slide.
  5. After completing the online training, complete the Merit Badge Training Form and submit to the Merit Badge Coordinator.  
  6. Complete the Merit Badge Counselor Information Form and submit to the Merit Badge Coordinator for approval.  Write "life experience" if you are interested in counseling a badge due to personal interest.  If the form does not allow enough room for all the merit badges you want to counsel, attached a list and make a notation on the form.
  7. In order to participate as a Merit Badge Counselor, our sponsor The Knights of Columbus at Saint John Neumann also requires completion of Ethics and Integrity in Ministry Training.  Training is provided free of charge and is held at different locations throughout the year.  Fill out the online application and then attend the workshop.  Check the Diocese of Austin website for current workshop times and locations. 

The Scout’s Responsibilities:

The Scout should:

  1. Contact the Merit Badge Coordinator to begin your merit badge. (Note: you can obtain blue cards from the Advancement Chair or Scout Shop.  You may also print a set of three cards on blue cardstock, front and back.)
  2. The merit badge  coordinator will suggest a merit badge counselor for your merit badge. (You can use that counselor or any other approved counselor for that badge. Approved merit badge counselors for all badges can be found in the list above.) Inform the counselor of your interest in the badge; their contact information can be found in the Troop Directory.
  3. Work on the requirements of the MB under the guidance of the counselor. (Scouts can and are encouraged to work on the requirements on their own after initially contacting the MB Counselor.)
  4. Keep track of all progress, preferably by using a merit badge's worksheet (you will find this simplifies things!) and inform the counselor when all requirements have been met.
  5. The counselor will inform the advancement chair that you have completed your merit badge. 
  6. Receive credit for the badge upon approval from the counselor and display it with pride on his Merit Badge Sash!

 

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