Powder Horn Training
Powder Horn is a 6-day course on high adventure resources to help Scouts and Scouters learn how to implement high adventure activities into their Troops or Crews. Adult leaders from all Scouting programs and Scouts age 14 and older are eligible to attend. the Council will be offering a Powder Horn course spanning two weekends in the spring of 2015.
The course is designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy Scouting adult unit leaders to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high adventure unit-level program. It is based on the eight core and eighteen electives found in the Venturing Ranger program. It is intended to help adult leaders get out of the box in finding and using resources and in the way they lead their unit-level high adventure programs. No high adventure skills are taught in this course. It is designed to have some disciplines introduced with a hands-on segment. Example: For scuba if a pool is available, it is suggested to do a Discover Scuba (PADI) session where participants get into a shallow pool and wear scuba gear. It is not scuba certification. Participants will not learn how to rock climb or shoot a skeet course, but will learn where to go to find those who can teach these skills to Boy Scouts and Venturers.
The course is designed to help unit-level adult leaders to:
- Find the resources necessary for a high adventure program.
- Understand what is involved in different high adventure disciplines.
- Run a high adventure program safely.
- Learn what resources are available to support a high adventure program.
- Learn where to find the resources.
- Learn how to use the resources.
- Learn how to safely do a high adventure program.
- Learn what is involved with different high adventure disciplines.
- Be a registered BSA adult.
- Have a current BSA Class III physical.
- Have Scout Executive approval.