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)‎