BYU Merit Badge PowWow

Eagle Required

  • Citizenship in the Community
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Citizenship in the World
  • Communications
  • Environmental Science (2 hours)
  • Family Life*


  • Bird Watching
  • Geneology
  • Inventing
  • Mammal Study
  • Nature
  • Orienteering
  • Photography
  • Public Speaking
  • Radio
  • Salesmanship
  • Weather

* 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.

Summer PowWow: August 7 & 11, 2018 -  At PowWow scouts can finish up to three merit badges across the two days it is held. The first day they will receive homework, the second scouts will be able to sign off their completed merit badges. 

The tentative Summer PowWow schedule is as follows:

August 7th

5:00-6:00PM           Registration

6:00-6:30PM           Class 1

6:30-6:45PM           Class Break

6:45-7:15PM           Class 2

7:15-7:30PM           Class Break

7:30-8:00PM           Class 3

August 11th

9:00-10:10AM         Class 1

10:10-10:20AM      Class Break

10:20-11:40AM      Class 2

11:40-1:40PM         Lunch

1:40-2:50PM           Class 3

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! 

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
770 E University Pkwy
Provo UT 8460T

Travel Directions

Program Office

BYU Merit Badge PowWow
116 HCEB
770 E University Pkwy
Provo UT 84602


Registration Office

BYU Merit Badge PowWow Registration
116 HCEB
770 E University Pkwy
Provo UT 84602

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