The largest gathering of Scouts anywhere in the world, for the purpose of earning merit badges, will be held on the Brigham Young University and Utah Valley State College campuses Saturday, Nov. 7, and for the following two Saturdays.

All Scouts 11 years and older and special Scouts are invited to participate in the PowWow. The registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 15. There will be no late registration accepted after that date.The PowWow staff includes more than 600 skilled instructors who will provide experience and insight to more than 41 merit badge subjects taught over the three weeks. The merit badge program is one of Scouting's basic character-developing methods.

This PowWow will provide more than 5,000 Scouts the opportunity to work on merit badge advancement, enjoy the fellowship of other Scouts, while participating in the fun and excitement of learning new skills.

For more information contact the National Parks Council, 373-4185.