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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Troop 959 Merit Badge Day #13
Location 6554 Cowles Mountain Blvd. San Diego, CA 92119  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
9/14/2019 7:30am 9/14/2019 5:00pm
Open for Registration Last day to Register
7/22/2019   9/11/2019
(# badges a single scout can attend)
(cost to attend event)
(Who is invited)
4 $38.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
San Diego-Imperial Crossroads Troop 959

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
ABA Attendance By Adult 7:30-2:20Fireside 18$401413 BSA 959
ABB Attendance By Boy Scout 9:45-10:45  102020 BSA 959
Art 12:20-2:2025,610157 BSA 959
Automotive Maintenance 2:30-4:30Parking Lot#11, #1214159 BSA 959
Backpacking 9:40-11:40Play area#6b, #8c, #9abe, #10, #1114129 BSA 959
Bird Study 7:30-9:306#5, #810153 BSA 959
BOS High Adventure 2:30-4:30Play Area 18$101512 BSA 959
Chemistry 7:30-11:40Fireside Room1a, 1b, 6, 7142015 BSA 959
Citizenship in the Nation* 7:30-4:30Youth A/B#2,#3,#6,#8123523 BSA 959
Citizenship in the World* 7:30-4:30Fellowship#7a, 7b13307 BSA 959
Digital Technology 12:20-4:307#1, #5bc # 6101615 BSA 959
Digital Technology 7:30-11:407#1,#5bc,#610166 BSA 959
Disabilities Awareness 7:30-9:305210121 BSA 959
Disabilities Awareness 9:40-11:405210120 BSA 959
Dog Care 2:30-4:3010#4,#5,#811163 BSA 959
Dog Care 9:40-11:4010#4,#5,#810151 BSA 959
Drafting 12:20-4:301 11200 BSA 959
Emergency Preparedness* 12:20-4:3020 11200 BSA 959
Engineering 7:30-9:309#1, #2, #9102012 BSA 959
Engineering 9:40-11:409#1, #2, #910200 BSA 959
Fingerprinting 7:30-9:301None10101 BSA 959
Fire Safety 7:30-11:40201b, 1c, 3, 6112012 BSA 959
First Aid* 7:30-4:30101/1022d112515 BSA 959
Geology 12:20-2:2091, 2, read pages 9-3710152 BSA 959
Golf 12:20-2:20Play area#810248 BSA 959
Home Repairs 7:30-11:40Parking Lotnone10150 BSA 959
Journalism 7:30-9:3021, 2a-1, 311155 BSA 959
Landscape Architecture 12:20-2:306None11201 BSA 959
Medicine 7:30-9:303#1010151 BSA 959
Music 7:30-9:30193, 411154 BSA 959
Oceanography 2:30-4:302#7, #811156 BSA 959
Photography 12:20-4:303#1b111510 BSA 959
Programming 12:20-4:30Fireside Room1a10120 BSA 959
Public Speaking 12:20-2:205#410157 BSA 959
Salesmanship 9:40-11:4025, 711151 BSA 959
Soil and Water Conservation 2:30-4:305#2d, #3c, #4bc, #5a, #710159 BSA 959
Traffic Safety 12:20-2:2020None11150 BSA 959
Traffic Safety 2:30-4:3020None11150 BSA 959
Truck Transportation 2:30-4:3010 10191 BSA 959
Truck Transportation 9:40-11:406None10190 BSA 959
Weather 2:30-4:3099, 10a, 1111154 BSA 959
Welding 12:20-4:3019None14129 BSA 959
Welding 7:30-11:4019None14127 BSA 959
Welding 9:40-2:2019None141210 BSA 959
Sponsor Information

This event is being hosted by Troop 959, San Diego, California, and is open to any Scout from any Troop.


In putting on this Merit Badge Day, Troop 959 strives to create a quality Merit Badge program that includes skilled trades, life skills, general enrichment and Eagle-required Merit Badges.   In small-classroom settings, Scouts will learn from carefully recruited professional counselors. There will be no on-site registration or walk-ins.The only way to sign up for this event is via

Scouts have the option of taking up to four 2-hour classes, however, some classes require more than one session.  The intent is to be able to sign off Blue Cards for all scouts who come prepared with all perquisites and complete the in-class requirements.  Regardless of the number of merit badge classes a scout takes, the cost is $38 per scout. Lunch is included. **Fees are non-refundable; however, if a scout must back out he can transfer the registration to another scout.**

We are offering two sessions for adults: "Boy Scout Leader Specific Training" and "Boy Scout Leader High Adventure"

The first is a 4-hour session will be taught by Troop 959's former Scoutmaster and will provide a wealth of information for scouter's wishing to learn about leadership opportunities. The second is specifically geared toward adults who want to go to Philmont Scout Ranch as an adult leader. It is taught by a Troop 959 Assistant Scoutmaster who has participated in 7 Philmont Treks over the past 10 years. He has a wealth of information about the pre-planning, travel arrangements and being prepared for the two weeks at Philmont.  
The cost for these sessions is $10 and includes lunch.


Counselor Information
Unit Sign-up Instructions
When registering individual Scouts through the on-line registration system, please provide an email address for each Scout. This will allow Merit Badge Counselors the ability to pass information pertaining to their classes prior to the Merit Badge Day. In the spirit of BSA Youth Protection guidelines, please provide an email address and phone number for the Scout’s parents rather than the individual Scout.  The phone number provided should also be a suitable emergency contact.

RIGHT TO LIMIT/CANCEL: Troop 959 will reserve the right to limit or cancel any class. Merit Badges to be offered are subject to change based on MB Counselor availability and class minimums.

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED: Scouts are admitted to classes on a first come, first served basis via the online registration system. There is no waiting list for any of the merit badges classes. Should you encounter booked classes, please monitor this website in case seats become available.

EXPECTATION: Scouts are strongly encouraged to buy or borrow and read the Merit Badge Booklet and complete all pre-requisites before attending the Merit Badge Day.  Scouts should be prepared to discuss, report, demonstrate, and be tested on all requirements.

UNIFORMBSA Official Uniform

FOOD: The price of the event includes a lunch. Food and beverages other than water are NOT allowed in the classroom, but there will be a Troop 959-run Snack Bar set up, and there will be staggered formal breaks. Please bring extra money to purchase refreshments at the event.

PARKING: There is plenty of free parking on site. 

Payment Instructions for the Unit
Fees are payable at the time of registration, via PayPal. Fees are non-refundable.  If a scout cannot attend, his registration fee may be transferred to another scout by contacting Troop 959.  The new scout need not be from the same unit as the first scout.
Directions to the Event
The event will be held at:

6554 Cowles Mountain Blvd

San Diego, CA 92119




Release Information

In submitting this online registration, I hereby certify that I am the parent or legal guardian of the Boy Scout being registered, the “Participant”.  Should any injury or medical emergency involving the Participant arise during his participation in the Troop 959 Merit Badge Day, I hereby authorize Troop 959 and its leaders to procure, and I hereby consent to the provision of, the services of physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, or associated personnel to provide the Participant with medical assistance and/or treatment, and agree to be financially responsible for the cost of such assistance and/or treatment. I understand such treatment will be based on information provided herein.  I hereby authorize emergency transportation of the Participant to a medical treatment facility should an individual listed above consider it to be warranted.  I hereby release, discharge, and otherwise indemnify Troop 959 its members and leaders and associated personnel of these organizations, against any claim by or on behalf of the Participant named above as a result of his participation in the Troop 959 Merit Badge Day.  By submitting this online registration, I certify that I have read and discussed with my son the pertinent information required for this event and that the Scout is prepared for this outing.


By signing this Permission Slip, I grant permission to publish photographs or video taken of Scouts and adults during this event, on Troop 959 web site and other Scouting promotions.





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