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2023 Powder Horn

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2023 Powder Horn

October 27-29, 2023: Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp
November 10-12, 2023: Camp Wisdom

Participants: Adult Volunteers and Scouts (aged 14+)

Join us at the 25th Anniversary of Powder Horn at Circle Ten Council


Powder Horn is a Resource Course designed to help you improve your unit’s older scout outdoor and high adventure program.


Powder Horn is an action-packed, hands-on, five-day course. Adult Leaders as well as Scouts ages 14 and older are eligible and encouraged to attend. There are no restrictions on attending the course a second time.


Powder Horn is designed to introduce and expose troop, crew and ship adult and youth leaders to activities and resources necessary to manage a successful outdoor or high adventure unit-level program.

Originally designed to support the Venturing Ranger award, we are expanding the focus to help troops develop outdoor programs that challenge older (14+) scouts.


Powder Horn is a fun introduction to skills but does not train you to be an expert. Powder Horn provides an initial introduction to a variety of different high adventure activities and an introduction to working with consultants in delivering those programs.  Units will still need to find knowledgeable, trained, and certified individuals to provide a safe and exciting outdoor high adventure program, but Powder  Horn will show you how to do this.


Powder Horn takes place over 2 Weekends

·         October 27-29, 2023 at Camp Trevor Rees-Jones

·         November 10-12, 2023 at Camp Wisdom



Powder Horn is best when youth and adults from the same unit attend together.

·         Youth – 14+ (or 13 and has completed eighth grade and is a member of a Venturing crew)

·         Adult – any adult registered in the BSA.



Here are some of the activities we are looking to include in our 2023 Powder Horn course:

·         Astronomy

·         Backpacking

·         Canoe / Kayak

·         SCUBA

·         ATV

·         Climbing

·         Cycling

·         Equestrian

·         Fishing / Fly Fishing

·         Orienteering

·         Outdoor Ethics / Leave No Trace

·         Shooting Sports

·         Teambuilding

·         Wilderness First Aid


Prior to the first weekend:

·         Youth and Adults - Hazardous Weather, Safety Afloat, Safe Swim Defense, and Climb On Safely online training must be completed online prior to the course

·         Youth and Adults – Must complete BSA Class III physical (which includes Part C)

·         Adults must have completed Venturing Specific Leader Training (Venturing Adult Basic Leader Training) or Introduction to Outdoor Leader Training (Scoutmaster Fundamentals) prior to attending Powder Horn.

·         Youth must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops, Ships, or Crews. National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is recommended for youth participants and youth staff


  • Youth (14-17 years): $285
  • Adults (18+): $285
  • Staff: $125
  • Registration Closes: Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 11:00 p.m.
    This is the deadline to register, add/update registration, and complete payment
  • Cancellations: All cancellations must follow the Circle Ten Council Cancellation & Refund Policy (see Attachments)

Documents Required at Check-In

  • BSA Annual Medical Health Record ABC (HERE)
  • Circle Ten Council Arrival Checklist (HERE)


  • Steven Belz, Course Director:
  • Brandon Luckett, Program Director:
  • Jamel Holmes, Staff Advistor:


Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp, 11217 FM 2970, Athens, TX75751
Camp Wisdom, 6400 W. Red Bird Lane, Dallas, TX75236

When & Where
Weekend 1
Clements Scout Ranch/Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp/Camp Meisenbach
Friday 10-27-2023 7:00 PM CT to
Sunday 10-29-2023 2:00 PM CT Past
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Weekend 2
Camp Wisdom/Billy Sowell Scout Camp/Shirley Sowell Cub World
Friday 11-10-2023 7:00 PM CT to
Sunday 11-12-2023 2:00 PM CT Past
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