Pacific Skyline Council - Merit Badge Counselor Training

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Merit Badge Counselor Training

Event Details

This virtual Merit Badge Counselor Training class is required for all Pacific Skyline Council Merit Badge Counselors (MBC). It only needs to be taken once. You must register for the session you want to attend by clicking the green Register button for the session and filling out the form. There is no fee to participate in the class. Registration closes two days before the session date. 

This training takes approximately 30 minutes. Everyone in the Zoom meeting must have their camera on. If you are more than 5 minutes late, you will not be able to join this training.

Click here to access the Zoom session

You must email the following to Pam Fosnes no later than noon the day BEFORE the training. Your forms need to be checked before you can attend this training. See "Contact" section below for email address.

  • Merit Badge Counselor Information Form*
  • BSA Adult Application*
  • Additional Disclosures and Background Check Authorization*
  • Youth Protection Training Certificate (not a screenshot)
  • PacSky AB506 Completion Certificate issued by the council
  • For Citizenship in Society only: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training Certificate (not a screenshot; training available at

*Forms: These forms are available in the "Attachments" section at the bottom of this page and are required, even if you have already filled them out before. BSA recently updated their forms, so it's important that you only use the forms provided. These forms need to be completely filled out and will be checked. Late forms will not be accepted for this training.

MBC Fees: There is a $25.00 annual membership fee for Merit Badge Counselors. This fee is waived for adult volunteers registered in another position. If you are not currently registered in another position, you will not be registered as MBC until your check for $25.00 payable to Pacific Skyline Council is received at the Foster City Service Center located at 1150 Chess Drive, Foster City CA 94404. 

Youth Protection Training: YPT is available at It expires every 2 years. If your YPT has expired, you should not be working with Scouts. See the guide in the "Attachments" section of this page if you need help downloading your YPT Certificate.

Not sure if you have a account? Contact the Council Registrar at for your username and/or to reset your password, instead of creating a new account to complete YPT. If you have ever filled out a BSA application for yourself or your kids, you probably have a BSA ID number. This BSA ID number needs to be linked to your account.

AB506: You will not be registered as a Merit Badge Counselor if you have not completed the three AB506 requirements. If you have not received your PacSky AB506 Completion Certificate from the council office, you cannot take MBC training until you do. 

California Law Protecting Youth - AB 506 - Information, including training and forms, can be found at

This training is for all BSA volunteers. Questions about AB506? Please contact

Step 1: Complete the 2 Hour Mandated Reporter Training (this is different from YPT)

Step 2: When training is completed, upload your certificate and your Background Check Consent Form to the California Scouting website. You will need to know your BSA ID number and your certificate number.

Step 3: Download the Live Scan request form, bring it with you to the Live Scan.

Step 4: Visit any Live Scan location of your choice. Find locations here. Your Live Scan results will be sent to PacSky. Keep your completed Live Scan request form with your ATI number written at the bottom for your records.

Once all 3 parts are recorded, you will receive a PacSky AB506 completion certficate when the next batch is sent out.


When & Where
Thu. May 30, 2024
Thursday 05-30-2024
6:30 PM PT to 7:00 PM PT
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Mon. June 17, 2024
Monday 06-17-2024
6:30 PM PT to 7:00 PM PT
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Tue. July 2, 2024
Tuesday 07-02-2024
6:30 PM PT to 7:00 PM PT
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Wed. July 17, 2024
Wednesday 07-17-2024
6:30 PM PT to 7:00 PM PT
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Thu. August 1, 2024
Thursday 08-01-2024
6:30 PM PT to 7:00 PM PT
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Tue. August 20, 2024
Tuesday 08-20-2024
6:30 PM PT to 7:00 PM PT
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