For three days in November, some 5,000 Boy Scouts will get closer to earning their Eagle rank at the 45th annual merit badge Pow Wow.
The Scouts from the Utah National Parks Council will assemble on the Brigham Young University and Utah Valley State College campuses in Provo and Orem, respectively. The council covers Utah from the Point of the Mountain south and also takes in small portions of Nevada, Arizona and Colorado. This year more than 50 merit badge subjects will be available, said Ron Jones of the Pow Wow committee. Sign-up packages go out this week and must be returned by Oct. 13. The Pow Wow is Nov. 4, 11 and 18.