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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 powwow.byu.edu 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 powwow.byu.edu or call (801) 422-5080 or (802) 422-7589.

Writer: Hwa Lee

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