• BYU Merit Badge PowWow Summer 2017
  • Developing Character and Confidence

    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.

  • Earning Merit Badges

    During the registration process, a Scout may register for up to three merit badges.

    See the list of merit badges available at the PowWow. Class enrollment is limited, so make sure to register early.

  • Becoming a Volunteer

    Each merit badge class will have an instructor and one or more merit badge counselors (at least one for every 20 Scouts). See the volunteer page to learn more about applying to become a merit badge counselor

  • Receiving Group Instruction

    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.

Eagle Required

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


  • Animal Science
  • Digital Technology
  • Fire Safety
  • Fishing
  • Game Design
  • Geocaching
  • Mammal Study
  • Nature
  • Orienteering
  • Photography
  • Scouting Heritage
  • Space Exploration (2 hours)

* 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 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.

Join in the fun!

Our Fall and Spring Merit Badge PowWows have gained so much popularity—more than 7,500 Scouts attend each year—that we’ve decided to open a small, limited-enrollment Summer PowWow.

SAVE THE DATE: August 8 (6:00–8:00 p.m.) and August 12 (9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.).

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! Space is very limited for this Summer PowWow, so be sure to register early. Registration opens June 21 at 9:00 a.m. mountain time. 

Cost will be $39 per scout. Price includes: t-shirt, lunch at the BYU Cannon Center, snacks and unforgettable memories!

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.

Download the PowWow flyer for Fall 2016 

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