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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Troop 959 Merit Badge Day #12
Location 6554 Cowles Mountain Blvd. San Diego, CA 92119  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
5/11/2019 7:30am 5/11/2019 5:00pm
Open for Registration Last day to Register
2/23/2019   5/8/2019
(# 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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Please read everything we've included in the event description. If you still have questions, contact the event manager by clicking this button.

Email Wilfrid Hopwood (, the Event Manager

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
ABA Attendance By Adult 7:30-2:20Fireside 18$401414 Wilfrid Hopwood
ABB Attendance By Boy Scout 9:45-10:45  102019 Wilfrid Hopwood
Art 12:20-2:2095,610150 Wilfrid Hopwood
Automotive Maintenance 12:20-2:202#11, #1214150 Wilfrid Hopwood
Automotive Maintenance 2:30-4:302#11, #12141511 Wilfrid Hopwood
Backpacking 9:40-11:40Play area#6b, #8c, #9abe, #10, #11141210 Wilfrid Hopwood
Bird Study 7:30-9:306#5, #810160 Wilfrid Hopwood
BOS High Adventure 2:30-4:30Play Area 18$101513 Wilfrid Hopwood
BOS Ldr Training 7:30-11:4010 18$10155 Wilfrid Hopwood
BOS Life to Eagle 12:20-2:2010 14154 Wilfrid Hopwood
Chemistry 7:30-11:40101/1021a, 1b, 6, 7142519 Wilfrid Hopwood
Citizenship in the Nation* 7:30-4:30Youth A/B#2,#3,#6,#812300 Wilfrid Hopwood
Citizenship in the World* 7:30-4:30Fellowship#7a, 7b13201 Wilfrid Hopwood
Crime Prevention 2:30-4:3091, 2, 6, 710101 Wilfrid Hopwood
Digital Technology 12:20-4:307#1, #5bc # 610150 Wilfrid Hopwood
Digital Technology 7:30-11:407#1,#5bc,#610160 Wilfrid Hopwood
Disabilities Awareness 9:40-11:4032,411120 Wilfrid Hopwood
Dog Care 9:40-11:4020#4,#5,#810150 Wilfrid Hopwood
Electricity 12:20-2:201#2,#7,#8,#9A10160 Wilfrid Hopwood
Energy 2:30-4:301#1a,#410160 Wilfrid Hopwood
Engineering 7:30-9:309#1, #2, #910200 Wilfrid Hopwood
Engineering 9:40-11:409#1, #2, #910200 Wilfrid Hopwood
Entrepreneurship 2:30-4:30Fireside#2,#3,#5,#610150 Wilfrid Hopwood
Fingerprinting 7:30-9:301None10100 Wilfrid Hopwood
Fingerprinting 9:40-11:401None10100 Wilfrid Hopwood
Fire Safety 12:20-4:30201b, 1c, 3, 611100 Wilfrid Hopwood
Fish and Wildlife Management 12:20-4:306#510159 Wilfrid Hopwood
Geology 12:20-2:2051, 2, read pages 9-3710151 Wilfrid Hopwood
Golf 2:30-4:30Play area#810200 Wilfrid Hopwood
Home Repairs 7:30-2:20Tarpnone10100 Wilfrid Hopwood
Journalism 7:30-9:3021, 2a-1, 311130 Wilfrid Hopwood
Landscape Architecture 9:40-11:406None11210 Wilfrid Hopwood
Medicine 7:30-9:3031011150 Wilfrid Hopwood
Mining in Society 2:30-4:3051-4, 5a, 6b, 7b, 8a111510 Wilfrid Hopwood
Music 7:30-9:30203, 411150 Wilfrid Hopwood
Nature 12:20-2:2011#410160 Wilfrid Hopwood
Nature 9:40-11:4019#410150 Wilfrid Hopwood
Photography 12:20-4:303#1b11155 Wilfrid Hopwood
Programming 12:20-4:30101/1021a11120 Wilfrid Hopwood
Public Speaking 7:30-9:3011#410100 Wilfrid Hopwood
Radio 7:30-11:405#810152 Wilfrid Hopwood
Salesmanship 9:40-11:4025, 711120 Wilfrid Hopwood
Scouting Heritage 2:30-4:30104b, 6, 811205 Wilfrid Hopwood
Soil and Water Conservation 9:40-11:4011#2d, #3c, #4bc, #5a, #710120 Wilfrid Hopwood
Traffic Safety 12:20-2:2019None11150 Wilfrid Hopwood
Traffic Safety 2:30-4:3019None11150 Wilfrid Hopwood
Weather 2:30-4:30119, 10a, 1111120 Wilfrid Hopwood
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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