REI Brentwood is hosting a Scout Merit Badge Night on Sept. 11 from 4 to 9 p.m. The event will feature free merit badge clinics, door prizes, discounts for group purchases and a 15 percent discount coupon for every Scout who participates.
4 p.m.: Tracking Historic Merit Badge
Learn the original requirements as written in 1911. The badge was discontinued in 1952 and brought back for the BSA centennial. Register at www.rei.com/event/10917/session/13493.
5:30 p.m.: Cycling Merit Badge
Whether you’re a beginner or have been cycling for years, you’ll learn more about your bike and what it can do by working on this badge. Register at www.rei.com/event/10918/session/13494.
7 p.m.: Backpacking Merit Badge
Scouts will learn what equipment to carry on their backs, what knowledge to have in their heads, and how to travel and camp without leaving a trace. Register at www.rei.com/event/10876/session/13492.
REI is located at 2475 Sand Creek Road at The Streets of Brentwood. For more information, call 925-516-3540 or log onto www.rei.com/brentwoodca.