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.
Our Fall and Spring Merit Badge PowWows have gained so much popularity—more than 7,500 Scouts attend each year.
Fall PowWow: October 21 & November 4, 2017
Learn from great instructors, earn multiple merit badges in a short amount of time, interact with Scouts from around the state, and have a great time!
Opening Ceremony—Join us at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, October 21, in the Smith Fieldhouse (SFH). We are celebrating the 60th anniversary of BYU Merit Badge PowWow, so the opening ceremony will be a special 60th celebration. It will also include a flag ceremony, guest speaker Kori Andrews, and 2,000 donuts. Did we mention there will be 2,000 donuts? 2,000 donuts. Kori Andrews is a CES instructor, social media influencer, and youth speaker. We can't wait to hear what he shares with the Scouts!