Scouting Troops Earn Merit Badges with Help from San Francisco Federal Credit Union & NewGround

Elaine Lee
San Francisco Federal Credit Union
Marketing Manager

San Francisco (June 11, 2012) – Local Boy and Girl Scouts attended a workshop, sponsored by San Francisco Federal Credit Union (San Francisco FCU) and led by NewGround building and design staff, to obtain the Boy Scout “Home Repairs Merit Badge.”   NewGround is currently renovating San Francisco FCU’s main office and branch location at 770 Golden Gate Ave., the location of the scouting event.

“San Francisco Federal Credit Union is honored to partner with NewGround and the Local Boy and Girls scouts of America. Not only did they earn their merit badges, but this also allowed them an opportunity to learn valuable lifelong skills,” says SVP of Strategic Development, Mark Michaels.

A dozen scouts learned basic home improvement tasks and safety tips related to electrical work, soldering, insulation, caulking, painting, plumbing, floor patching, tile repair, installing tool racks and curtain rods.  Seen here are members of Boy Scout Troop 17 and 409 of Golden Gate District, San Francisco Bay Area Council and Girl Scout Troop 31841. Adults: Cynthia and Jim Dragon, Winnie Tsang, David Chan, Michael Chow, Marrisa Smith and Jean Hard.

About San Francisco Federal Credit Union
San Francisco Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, community-based financial institution exclusively serving San Francisco since 1954. Today, anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in San Francisco may apply for membership. We receive an ongoing superior five-star rating from Bauer Financial, INC., a renowned independent agency that analyzes the financial conditions of credit unions. Five stars is the highest attainable rating, and we have earned and sustained this rating this rating for over 14 years. We currently serve more than 30,000 members. San Francisco Federal Credit Union strives to be good neighbors and active contributors to the San Francisco community. For more information about San Francisco Federal Credit Union, please call (415) 775-5377 or visit

About NewGround
NewGround ( is a leading design, brand and implementation firm in the financial services industry.  For nearly a century, NewGround has been the provider of growth solutions, helping organizations advance by focusing on the design and delivery of customer and employee experiences, both in the physical spaces and virtual platforms. NewGround provides these progressive solutions through the integration of their core operating areas: Build and Design, Retail Services, and Digital Signage and Content.

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