The Central Florida Council Advancement Committee would like to remind all that Merit Badge Counselors, NOVA Counselors, and SuperNova Mentors (including Cub Scout and Webelos level awards) need to be registered PRIOR to starting to work with the youth on Merit Badges or the STEM awards. Registration is not difficult – It requires:
- Adult Application for the appropriate position code (42 – Merit Badge Counselor, 52 – SuperNova Mentor, 58 – Nova Counselor). Unit level signatures are NOT required as this is a District level position.
- Signed Criminal Background Check Form (part of Adult Application)
- Proof of Current Youth Protection Training
- Completed Merit Badge Counselor Information, SuperNova Mentor Information, or Nova STEM Counselor Information Form, as appropriate
These are to be provided to your DISTRICT Advancement Chair for review / approval. The District Advancement Chair will then provide thee completed forms to Lynette for verification of the Background Check and recording in the system that you are an approved Counselor / Mentor. Lynette notifies the District Advancement Chair when this has been completed. Youth should also check with the Advancement Chair for their unit to verify who is a registered counselor for the award being pursued.