The merit badge program is one of Boy Scouting's basic character-developing tools. Earning merit badges gives a boy the kind of confidence that comes from learning and developing skills to achieve a goal.
The general format of this PowWow is group instruction with expert presenters accompanied by merit badge counselors who work with Scouts during the PowWow sessions. However, attending group instruction does not, by itself, qualify a Scout for any merit badge—he must complete all merit badge requirements as well.
The BYU Merit Badge PowWow has been run for more than 58 years and is one of the largest Boy Scout PowWows in the United States. It is held on the beautiful campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. More than 7,000 Scouts from Utah and other areas attend the Spring and Fall PowWows.
The next PowWow will be held on September 24 & October 8, 2016. More information is coming about when registration will open and what merit badges will be offered.