The Boy Scouts Personal Management Merit Badge


In cooperation with The Boy Scouts of San Diego and Imperial Counties Council Junior Achievement of San Diego offers the Personal Management Merit Badge via the JA for Everyone program.

JA for Everyone is a personal budgeting simulation designed to help participants understand the link between lifestyle, education, career, and the management of personal finances in an interactive environment. JA for Everyone at JA Finance Park encourages participants to explore what it takes to balance a budget and manage a life in sunny San Diego and beyond.

The program includes three mandatory visits to the Junior Achievement facility.

  • Session 1: Classroom Instruction & Workbook Orientation
  • Session 2: JA for Everyone JA Finance Park Budgeting Simulation & Advising
  • Session 3: Counselor Approval & Advising

The Personal Management Merit Badge workshop series prepares participants to consider income, savings, debt, investing, insurance, and budgeting to become #RealWorldReady.

Series Details

Ages: 6th grade and older
Cost: $65/participant
Location: Mission Fed JA Finance Park - 4756 Mission Gorge Place San Diego, CA 92120
Time: 9:00am-12:30pm (sessions 1 & 3) , 9:00am-1:00pm (session 2)

Please note that session 1 and session 2 will be held virtually, while session 3 will be in-person.  Although this program is mostly self-guided JA staff will hold Zooms to introduce the material and also schedule “check-in” Zooms throughout the program to provide support and guidance.  Thank you for your continued support and understanding.”

*Mandatory parent meeting at 9:00am (session 1 ONLY)

Register below for our Spring 2021 series !

  • Session 1: January 16, 2021 
  • Session 2: February 27, 2021 
  • Session 3: April 17, 2021

*Due to high demands and volumes, no refunds or rescheduling permitted.

For other sessions and more information, please contact Capstone Director Deanne Markle at dmarkle@jasandiego.org or 619-906-4905.


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The Boy Scouts Personal Management Merit Badge

For more information about the The Boy Scouts Personal Management Merit Badge program, visit the The Boy Scouts Personal Management Merit Badge program page.

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