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TRD Merit Badge Fair 2019

TRD Merit Badge Fair 2019
Registration Begins
10/5/2019 2:00 PM
Last Day To Register
11/22/2019 1:00 AM
19 North William Street
Bergenfield, NJ 07621, US
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Saturday, November 23, 2019               8 AM – 12 PM

St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

Conlon Hall (Gym)

19 North William Street

(near Main St. and Washington Ave.)

Bergenfield, NJ

Always Learning, Always Earning  


Merit Badges: American Cultures, American Heritage, American Labor, Art, Astronomy, Aviation, Chess, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, Cooking, Cycling, Digital Technology, Dog Care, Electricity, Electronics, Emergency Preparedness, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science, Exploration, Family Life, First Aid, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Leatherwork, Medicine, Music, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Photography, Plumbing, Programming, Robotics, Salesmanship, Signs and Signals, Sports, Traffic Safety, Wilderness Survival


The Merit Badge Fair is an opportunity for scouts who have completed merit badge requirements to meet with counselors to get their blue cards signed.  No teaching occurs at this event.  All work must be done in advance.  Further details including the Procedures/Rules Guide and the Merit Badge Fair Counselor List are on the next pages.


All scouts must wear official BSA uniform and bring a blue card in order to participate.


Contact a volunteer from the Merit Badge Fair Counselor list by November 20, 2019 to schedule an appointment to have your requirements reviewed.  Call early to guarantee an appointment for the fair.

Click here to download Merit Badge Counselor List to make appointments


Always Learning Always Earning



Contact Gerry Beatty   201-446-1703  if you have questions





  1. 1. Merit Badge Fair is open to any registered Boy Scout regardless of district or council affiliation.

  2. 2. All Scouts MUST wear official BSA uniform, no T-Shirts.

  3. 3. All participants and guests are to follow the Scout Oath and Law

  4. 4. Any Scout will be denied access to the program for failing to abide by the rules.


    Fees:   Free


    Registration Procedures:

    Scouts are scheduled on a first contact, first serve basis. Therefore, call or e-mail a counselor from the Merit Badge Fair Counselor list early to schedule an appointment with a counselor. No Walk-in registrations will be permitted.   The Merit Badge Fair Counselor list is located at the end of this document. 

  5. 1. Scouts should contact Merit Badge Counselors, volunteering for this event, via phone or e-mail to schedule an appointment to have their requirements reviewed.If the counselor already has eight scouts registered, they will direct the boy to call another counselor on the list.Note: Scouts, not parents, must make contact.

  6. 2. Sessions will be scheduled for 15 to 30 minutes at the counselor’s discretion.



  7. 1. Review the prerequisites for each merit badge with the counselor.  Plan accordingly based on your conversation with the counselor.

  8. 2. All Scouts are required to bring the following items to the Merit Badge Fair:

    1. a. Blue cards signed by your Scoutmaster or his designee. Blue cards will not be made available to Scouts at the event.
      b. Prerequisites for your merit badge as discussed with the counselor. Certain requirements may need verification from Scoutmaster or another adult. Bring a signed letter describing your completion of a requirement to get credit.
      c. MB worksheets for merit badges are available at
      Complete and print the worksheets.(Additionally, we strongly recommend bringing the official Merit Badge Booklets or find requirements and information at  

                          d. Paper or notebook
                          e. Writing instrument – pen, pencil

  1. 3. Completion of a merit badge is not guaranteed by your attendance. All work required must be done and approved. Scouts will earn credit for those items completed. Those items will be indicated and signed off on the back of the blue card.




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Scout Shop
Phone: 201.651.9743

Scout Shop Hours:
9 am - 6 pm (Mon.) 
9 am - 8 pm (Tues)
9 am - 6 pm (Wed., Thur.)
9 am - 5 pm (Fri)
9 am - 2 pm (Sat.)
Closed Sundays
25 Ramapo Valley Rd., Oakland N.J. 07436 | 201-677-1000  | 
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