Merit Badge Counselors

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 craft, business, or hobby.
  • Certify the Scout after determining whether he is qualified for the merit badge.

For those who are not currently a counselor

Because we have had so many scouts achieve their Eagle rank, and many of the parents are "retiring", we are in need of counselors! We are encouraging one parent from each scout family to chose at least one merit badge, or possibly two. If you have a vocation or an avocation, there is likely a merit badge for that subject. Please consider reviewing the list of merit badges to see if your favorite subject is there or, even better, discover another one that you didn’t think of!

For those who are counselors and those who want to be

We are definitely in need of counselors for the Eagle-required badges. Our goal is to have three or more counselors registered for each of these important merit badges.

For more information, please visit these pages

Counseling Overview

Time requirements and complexity for each MB

Some MBs have special requirements


Current Merit Badge Counselors (contact infomation can be found in the Troop Members Only section):


Troop 737 Merit Badge Counselors

(by badge; updated Nov, 2017)


AMERICAN BUSINESS

Art Gutierrez


AMERICAN CULTURES

Art Gutierrez

Christy Pond


AMERICAN HERITAGE

Art Gutierrez

Christy Pond


ARCHAEOLOGY

Janet Anderson


ART

Art Gutierrez


ASTRONOMY

Alan McCabe

Dan Osborn

David Pond


AVIATION

Jeff Robertson


BACKPACKING

Steve Landin

Dan Osborn

Bill Plaehn

Jeff Robertson

Bill Westfall


CAMPING

Ron Catterson

Art Gutierrez

David Kraemer

Steve Landin

Butch Lewis

Dan Osborn

Bill Plaehn

Jeff Robertson

Ash Thorne

Bill Westfall


CHEMISTRY

Mike O’Conner


CHESS

Dan Osborn

Christy Pond


CITIZENSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY

Art Gutierrez

Bill Plaehn

Christy Pond


CITIZENSHIP IN THE NATION

Art Gutierrez

Bill Plaehn

Christy Pond


CITIZENSHIP IN THE WORLD

Art Gutierrez

Mike O’Conner

Bill Plaehn

Christy Pond


CLIMBING

Steve Landin

Bill Plaehn


COMMUNICATIONS

Art Gutierrez

Pete Schiffers


COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Pete Schiffers


COMPUTERS

Alan McCabe

Paul Martin

David Pond


COOKING

Ron Catterson

Paul Martin

Alan McCabe

Dan Osborn

Jeff Robertson

Bill Westfall


CRIME PREVENTION

Isaac Barnes

Art Gutierrez

Bill Westfall


CYCLING

Ron Catterson

Paul Martin

Bill Plaehn


ELECTRICITY

David Pond


ELECTRONICS

David Pond


EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

John Anderson

Art Gutierrez

Ash Thorne

Bill Westfall


ENERGY

Neil Snyder


ENGINEERING

Art Gutierrez

Steve Landin

Cheve Meyer

Bill Plaehn

David Pond


ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Ron Catterson


ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Steve Landin

Deron Lawrence

Bill Plaehn

Neil Snyder


FAMILY LIFE

Art Gutierrez

Dan Osborn


FIRST AID

Art Gutierrez

Bill Westfall


FISH & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

Deron Lawrence


FLY FISHING

Ron Catterson


FORESTRY

Lindee Bly

Flint Cheney

Deron Lawrence


GARDENING

Lindee Bly


GEOLOGY

Ron Catterson

Cheve Meyer


HIKING

Ron Catterson

David Kraemer

Steve Landin

Butch Lewis

Paul Martin

Dan Osborn

Bill Plaehn

Jeff Robertson


HORSEMANSHIP

Deron Lawrence


JOURNALISM

Ingrid Palmer


MAMMAL STUDY

Deron Lawrence


NATURE

Deron Lawrence


PHOTOGRAPHY

Steve Landin


PERSONAL FITNESS

Art Gutierrez

Mike O’Conner

Dan Osborn

Bill Plaehn


PERSONAL MANAGEMENT

Mike O’Conner

Dan Osborn

Bill Plaehn


PIONEERING

Dan Osborn


PROGRAMMING

Paul Martin

David Pond


PUBLIC HEALTH

Janet Anderson


RADIO

Ash Thorne


READING

Ingrid Palmer


REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN STUDY

Deron Lawrence


RIFLE SHOOTING

Bill Westfall


ROBOTICS

Alan McCabe

Mike O’Conner

David Pond


SALESMANSHIP

Cheve Meyer


SCHOLARSHIP

Christy Pond


SHOTGUN SHOOTING

Bill Westfall


SNOW SPORTS

Ron Catterson

Steve Landin

Paul Martin

Bill Plaehn


SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION

Bill Plaehn


SUSTAINABILITY

Steve Landin

Deron Lawrence

Pete Schiffers

Neil Snyder


SWIMMING

Butch Lewis

Paul Martin

Dan Osborn


Weather

Bill Westfall


WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

Ron Catterson

Ash Thorne

Dan Osborn

Bill Plaehn

Bill Westfall







MB List w/Counselors ‎(by badge; as of 5/17)‎