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 PowWow classes are taught by experts in a group setting, along with merit badge counselors who work with Scouts. 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 running for 60 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 7,500 Scouts from Utah and other areas attend the Spring and Fall PowWows.
The next PowWow will be held on March 11 & March 25, 2017.
Opening Ceremony: Join us at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, March 11, in the Smith Fieldhouse (SFH). The opening ceremony will include a flag ceremony, guest speaker Randy Clegg, and the Airplane Toss Extravaganza! And did we mention the 3500 donuts?
March 25: On the final day of PowWow, there will be no Opening Ceremony. Just head straight to class - all classes start at 9 a.m.
At PowWow, we will be offering FREE classes for parents and adult leaders. The classes will provide you with the resources available for Scouts to receive additional awards in the Scouting program beyond the Eagle. More information about the classes can be found here.