The reputation, staffing, and/or promotion materials must show that the event will be a quality opportunity for Scouts to learn.
Event fees may be charged, but Merit Badge Clinics should not be used as fundraisers. The only exceptions are Merit Badge Clinics that support Council Operations as outlined in the Guide to Advancement pages 54-55.
Merit Badge Counselors should be trained. Each AAC’s District Advancement Committee should offer at least once-a-year training for its Merit Badge Counselors. Merit Badge Counselors may attend any other districts’ Merit Badge training opportunities.
Make available the BSA form for “Reporting Merit Badge Counseling Concerns” as needed. This form can be found at: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/GuideToAdvancement/Appendix/ReportingMeritBadgeConcerns.aspx