Bay-Lakes Council - Powderhorn

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Powder Horn is a training opportunity designed to help Scouting leaders face the dilemma of having a strong desire to provide challenging and fun outdoor programs to meet the needs of their youth members but lacking the knowledge and/or resources to do so. Powder Horn responds to the quandary with an exciting new training opportunity that exposes Cub Scouts Leaders, BSA Scouts and Leaders, Venturers and Venturing leaders and youth to a wide range of outdoor/high adventure activities to enhance your unit program potential.  Participants will be staying in tents; however, indoor lodging is available for an extra fee for Adults only.


Powder Horn is a designed to introduce to the exciting high adventure possibilities for their unit. This program provides them with the contacts and tools necessary to conduct an awesome high adventure experience.


Participants will sample 12 or more adventure experiences taught by local experts in their fields maximizing the adventure every hour! Bring excitement and expert contact back to your unit to use in your program. This is not a certification or leadership class. This is just plain fun! Participant fees include exclusive left pocket silver Powder Horn, course shirt, patch, meals, campsite, excursions, and support materials.


At least 14 years of age

Current BSA registration 

Meet physical requirements of BSA Health & Medical Record Parts A, B, and C, and for specific activities such as water sports and backcountry experience

You must bring a print-out of your BSA Training Record (found at showing that your required training has been completed prior to attending Powderhorn:

Youth Participants:

  • Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops or Crews, or NYLT, or NAYLE,
  • Proof of Swim Test (BSA Swim Classification form completed by certified lifeguard with credentials) - Otherwise we can conduct swim checks at camp,
  • Encouraged to take: Youth Protection Training, Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, Climb On Safely, and Hazardous Weather Training.

Adult Participants:

  • BSA Leadership Position Specific Training,
  • Youth Protection Training (Expiration Date of 06/24/24 or later),
  • Required to take: Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, Climb On Safely, and Hazardous Weather Training.


When & Where
Session 1
Gardner Dam Adventure Base
Thursday 06-20-2024 7:00 PM CT to
Sunday 06-23-2024 5:00 PM CT
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