BYU Merit Badge PowWow

Eagle Required

  • Citizenship in the Community
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Citizenship in the World
  • Communications
  • Emergency Preparedness*
  • Family Life*
  • First Aid (3 hours)
  • Personal Management*
  • Sustainability*


  • American Heritage
  • Animation
  • Art
  • Astronomy (2 hours)
  • Chess (2 hours)
  • Coin Collecting
  • Crime Prevention
  • Digital Technology
  • Disabilities Awareness
  • Energy (and Engineering) (2 hours)
  • Engineering (and Energy) (2 hours)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Game Design
  • Geocaching
  • Geology
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Mammal Study
  • Medicine
  • Moviemaking
  • Music
  • Nuclear Science
  • Photography
  • Radio
  • Space Exploration (2 hours)
  • Textile
  • Traffic Safety

* These merit badges have at least one requirement that must be completed before the BYU Merit Badge PowWow. Please view the worksheet beforehand to see which requirements will need extra time to complete.

The BYU Merit Badge PowWow has been running for over 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 7,000 Scouts from Utah and other areas attend the Spring and Fall PowWows.

Spring PowWow: March 10 & 24, 2018 

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! 

On Saturday, March 10, PowWow classes will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m., due to another campus event, we must start classes earlier. Classes will end at 11:30 a.m. on March 10. (No opening ceremony on March 10). On Saturday, March 24, PowWow classes will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Closing Ceremony—Join us at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, March 24, in the Smith Fieldhouse (SFH).  It will include a flag ceremony, guest speaker, and 2,000 donuts. Did we mention there will be 3,000 donuts? 3,000 donuts. 

PowWow is now on Facebook and Twitter! Like us today on Facebook for a chance to win free PowWow T–shirts. Follow us on Twitter @BYUPowwow for updates and exciting news about upcoming PowWows.

Spring 2018 PowWow Flyer (PDF opens in a new window)

NOTE: Please DO NOT contact the Scout office with any questions about the BYU Merit Badge PowWow. Please call the appropriate number listed below with any questions.

Contact Us

Business Hours

Monday–Friday (except holidays)
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. mountain time

Street Address

Harman Continuing Education Building
730 E. University Parkway
Provo, Utah 84604

Travel Directions

Program Office

BYU Merit Badge PowWow
169 HCEB
Provo, UT 84602


Registration Office

BYU Merit Badge PowWow Registration
116 HCEB
Provo, UT 84602

Local: 801-422-8925
Toll-free: 1-877-221-6716