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.
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
The PowWow classes are taught by experts in a group setting, along with merit badge counselors who work with Scouts. Remember, Scouts must complete all merit badge requirements in addition to attending group instruction.
* 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 opening ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the beginning of PowWow with the other Scouts attending. In years past, opening ceremonies have included speeches by BYU football players and baseball players, a paper airplane toss, and a flag ceremony. Time and location TBD.
Merit badge cards are not distributed at the PowWow by request of the Utah National Parks Council. Scouts are responsible to provide their own cards and have them signed by their Scoutmaster before PowWow begins. These cards can be found online or at local Scout Shops.
You have two options. You may bring your card and completed merit badge worksheets to our office at 116 HCEB (Harman Building), or you may have a Certified Merit Badge Counselor review the worksheets and sign the card.
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.
Monday–Friday (except holidays)
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. mountain time
Harman Continuing Education Building
770 E University Pkwy
Provo UT 8460T