The merit badge program is one of Boy Scouting’s basic character-developing tools. Earning merit badges gives a boy the confidence that comes from learning and developing skills to achieve a goal - while working through adult mentors. At the Council PowWow, our purpose is to facilite group instruction with approved merit badge counselors who will work with the Scouts during the PowWow sessions. However, this group experience should be accompanied by parent and local unit attention to each Scout’s projects and his ability to fulfill all merit badge requirements. Attending group instruction does not, by itself, qualify a Scout for any merit badge—he must complete all merit badge requirements!
Registration is $25 per Scout (plus a 3% transaction fee) and will be available online at the link below or $30 in person before 8:00 on April 7. If you wish to avoid the transaction fee OR want to pay with cash, check, or with funds in your unit account BEFORE The event, you can register online, select MAIL, and then contact the Scout Office to finish your payment.
Note: If you miss the first day, you cannot register or attend the second session! The session you sign up for on day 1 will be repeated on day 2.
The Scout, the Scout's Parent's, or Scout's Leader can register the Scout. Scouts must be 11 at the time of the PowWow and no older than 18.
Note: Some walk-in space will be available on the first day of PowWow. HOWEVER, that space will be very limited; we cannot guarantee that every class will have open spaces.
During the registration process, a Scout may register for up to three DIFFERENT merit badges. Each merit badge class will have a section letter assigned as well as a time (e.g., Art, Section B, 9:00–10:05 a.m.). All Scouts who register for the same section and time will be in the same class. If one section is full, the Scout can choose another section. When different sections of the same merit badge are in different classrooms, this will be indicated. A Scout may return to the registration page until April 4 to change his selection to a different section or merit badge, as long as there is still space available.
A confirmation receipt showing class locations and times will be sent to those who register. Please have your Scout bring this schedule with him each day of the PowWow.
The PowWow has limited enrollment. The registration fee is $25 per Scout even if he registers for only one class. No registrations, refund requests, or class changes can be accepted after April 6, 2018.
Cancellation and Refunds: You may cancel your registration up to the day before the event and can get a full refund.
2018 Grand Teton Council Merit Badge PowWow Flyer