Powder Horn is an action-packed, hands-on, six-day course which helps Scouts and Scouters learn how to implement high adventure activities into their troop, crew or ship.
Do you have young adults in Venturing who are looking to breathe underwater because they have already learned how to filter it? What about Scouts who are ready to maximize their shooting skills? Or Sea Scouts wanting to sail in a different country? Would you like to expose Scouts in your troop, crew or ship to rock climbing, Dutch oven cooking, geocaching, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, firefighting, search and rescue, trekking in a different countries, mountain biking, fly fishing, canoeing, wilderness first aid, astronomy, shooting sport (e.g., rifle, shotgun, handgun, archery), equestrian, 1860 baseball, wilderness survival, National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT), Sea Scouts, the Kodiak Challenge, the Hornaday award, Messenger of Peace, living history, Leave No Trace, vendors, the National Scout Jamboree, event planning, scuba diving, and more?
The course spans two, three-day weekends:
- Weekend #1 is April 12-14, 2019 (Location: TBD)
- Weekend #2 is April 26-28, 2019 (Location: TBD)
Powder Horn is offered once every year, so do not miss this chance to attend. Set your sights on a course that maximizes Scouting skills while bringing adrenaline, new activity ideas and leadership to your unit. Powder Horn is designed to introduce and expose adults in troops, crews and ships and the youth leaders to the activities, training and resources necessary to manage a successful outdoor or high adventure unit-level program. It is based on the eight core requirements and eighteen electives found in the Venturing Ranger program. It is intended to help leaders get out of the box in finding and using resources, and in the way they lead their unit-level outdoor and high adventure programs.
Powder Horn trainers do not teach you to be an expert, or even to be self-sufficient in any aspect of outdoor skills. Unit leaders will still need to find knowledgeable, trained, and certified individuals to help provide a safe and exciting outdoor high adventure program.
Powder Horn Flier
Adult leaders from all Scouting programs and young adults age 14 and older are eligible to attend; there are no restrictions on attending the course a second time. The course has a limited capacity and fills up early, so don’t wait to register! The cost is $275 per person. Powder Horn is offered only once every year, so do not miss this chance to attend. Staff should contact Jeanne Gebo for the registration link. Registration closes April 5, 2019, but you will no longer be guaranteed apparel.
Registration opens soon.
Powder Horn Vest and Belt Buckle
You took your passion for adventure to attend Powder Horn training, now purchase a special keepsake that will preserve your amazing experience! Vests are forest green 100% soft polyester fleece with non-pill finish surface and have the Powder Horn logo embroidered on the left, front side of the jacket. The vest comes complete with twill-taped neck, reverse coil zipper, chin guard, bungee cord zipper pulls, tricot-lined armholes, front zippered pockets and open hem with drawcord and toggles for adjustability. Warm, lightweight, and comfortable. Highly breathable. Logos will not have specific course dates. The base price is $27.00; there is an extra charge for sizes 2X and above.
With pride, add to your collection of Scouting belt buckles with this special Powder Horn belt buckle. Rugged-looking pewter tone belt buckle showcases a die-struck Powder Horn logo in the center surrounded by the words "Powder Horn Course" and "Boy Scouts of America." Each buckle comes individually boxed. Items will not be mailed; they may be picked up at the Cockrell Scout Center. Ordering of the vest and belt buckle has now closed for this year's Powder Horn course.