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BYU to host Merit Badge PowWows for Boy Scouts Oct. 19, Nov. 2

Brigham Young University will host the 2013 BYU Merit Badge PowWows for Boy Scouts of America Saturday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Nov. 2.

Registration is $21 per scout and is available online at or in person at the lobby of the Harman Continuing Education Building located northeast of the Marriott Center until Monday, Oct. 14, at 5 p.m. If space is still available, scouts can register on the day of the event at the Clyde Building located south of the BYU Bookstore starting at 7 a.m. Oct. 19.

The following merit badge classes will be offered for scouts ages 11 to 18: Animal science, astronomy*, archaeology, art, chemistry, chess*, citizenship in the community, citizenship in the nation, citizenship in the world, computers, communications, crime prevention, disabilities awareness, engineering/energy*, entrepreneurship, environmental science and first aid*, geocaching, geology, landscape architecture, law, mammal study, music, nature, oceanography, public health, pulp and paper, railroading, scouting heritage, sports, stamp collecting, space exploration*, and weather. (Classes with an asterisk require an additional fee).

This year’s PowWows will also celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the affiliation between the Boy Scouts of America and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For 55 of those 100 years, BYU has been running one of the largest scout merit badge PowWows in the United States. A special opening ceremony honoring that milestone will be held at 8 a.m. Oct. 19 in BYU’s Smith Fieldhouse.

For more information, visit or call (801) 422-5080 or (802) 422-7589.

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