2018 Powder Horn
Powder Horn is an amazing, out-of-the-box, mind-expanding course that introduces and exposes Venturing and Boy Scouting youth and adult leaders to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor, high adventure unit-level program. Based on the eight core requirements and eighteen electives of the Venturing Ranger program, Powder Horn helps adult leaders step outside and beyond the typical Scouting program to find and use resources to conduct unit-level high adventure programs.
The program includes these highlighted events (subject to change):
Airboat river conservation tours
Nighttime climbing and rappelling
Aquatics: sailing, standup paddleboarding, kayaking, scuba diving
Shooting sports: pistols, skeet shooting, black powder
Wilderness canoe expedition planning
Hunting and fishing
Instead of qualifying you as a trainer or an expert, Powder Horn will give you tremendous resources so your youth can enjoy an exciting, high adventure program. And all these resources and experiences are presented in an amazingly fun environment by experts in their fields.
Powder Horn Requirements:
Must be a registered BSA adult, Boy Scout at least 14 years old, or a member of a Venturing Crew.
Youth must have unit leader approval and have completed either Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) or Crews (ILSC) OR National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
Adults must be trained for their position
All participants must complete the following training: Venturing Youth Protection (only the Venturing version will be accepted).
Safe Swim Defense
Climb on Safely
Meet the requirements in the Annual Health and Medical Record physical in a backcountry environment
Each registrant must complete the BSA Annual Health & Medical Record, Parts A-C.