The policy on how Badge Counselors are renewed on the District Charter changed in the last few years. In the past the policy was "hey if you DON'T want to continue, let us know".
Currently, an eMail in early May goes out saying you need to do something to remain on the lists...
People seem to miss this eMail and as a result we are down from almost 400 to about 40 Merit Badge Counselors in Chief Okemos right now!
To get back on the list, you will need to submit new paperwork: