Chess Merit Badge Class

Chess Merit Badge Class
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2880 Governor Drive
San Diego, CA 92122, US
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Saturday, April 14 & 21 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Class is limited to 34 Scouts

Must attend both sessions in order to earn the merit badge.


  1. Scouts MUST bring a signed blue card.
  2. Scouts MUST be able to play Chess (we are not teaching how to play Chess, being a beginner is okay, as we are all learning).
  3. Scouts MUST bring a Chess Merit Badge Pamphlet to class, as this will be our text book. 
  4. Scout MUST read the Merit Badge book before class and bring a completed chess work book available online.
  5. Scouts MUST attend both sessions.
  6. Scouts should bring a sack lunch, snacks and a water bottle.

Workshop on April 14 will review Merit Badge requirements, instructions on use of the chess clock and a clinic stressing tactics, strategy, traps and tricks.  No blue cards will be signed that day.  The Merit Badge class on April 21 will include a Chess Tournament (based on age) using chess clocks to fulfill requirement #6.  Blue cards will be signed that day.

If you have a chess board, please bring it.


SOMETHING NEW: Sibling and friends of "Scouting age" may enroll for the clinic and tournaments...that includes girls. However, only registered Boy Scouts may earn the merit badge.

Adults are welcome to attend.

If you have questions you can contact John Kind at: or 858-414-9985.

Cancellation Policy
Please notify Council if you are unable to attend after registering.