The Merit Badge process for scouts
The process for finding a merit badge counselor is:
Scout decides to get a merit badge.
Scout meets with Scoutmaster.
Scoutmaster issues a "Blue Card" merit badge card.
Scoutmaster provides scout with contact information for merit badge councelors that handle the badge in question.
Scout contacts Merit Badge Counselor and makes an appointment.
Scout completes badge, gets blue card signed and gives card to the Scoutmaster