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NCAC Powder Horn 2014 Youth Registration - waitlist
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NCAC Powder Horn 2014 Youth Registration - waitlist
 NCAC Powder Horn 2014 Youth Registration - waitlist

8/21/2014 to 8/24/2014

When: 8/21/2014
Where: Camp William B. Snyder
6100 Antioch Road
Haymarket, Virginia  20169
United States
Vicki Crowe

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.

Powder Horn DevicePowder Horn is a resource course designed to introduce Scouting’s adult leaders and older youth to the exciting program possibilities for their unit. The goal for participants is to leave the Powder Horn course with a list of ideas to help their program, along with contacts and resources needed to implement them.

It is important to understand that Powder Horn is not a personal development course or a team building experience. It is not a certification course and no high adventure skills are taught in this course.

Its purpose is to educate the youth and adult Scouting leaders about specific high-adventure skills, to connect them to resources to deliver those skills, and to get them excited about delivering those skills in an exciting, challenging way to youth. It is designed to have many disciplines introduced with a hands-on segment. While participation in individual activities is not required, participants are encouraged to take part.

Course Method

During the course, presentations on topics are made by knowledgeable consultants with demonstrated skills and certifications, as appropriate. They demonstrate the skills required and explain where resources, such as equipment, facilities, guides, instructors, and certifications can be obtained locally. Most of the presentations involve actual hands-on experience by the participants, including, shooting sports, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, SCUBA, land navigation, Leave No Trace, Project COPE, wilderness survival and much, much more.

Many participants report that they picked up a new hobby as a result of a Powder Horn class.

This is NOT a high-adventure activity. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES are Powder Horn participants required to participate in an activity where they feel uncomfortable. They may choose to observe, listen, and learn.

Learning Objectives

Completion of Powder Horn will result in these outcomes:
Understanding the skills, equipment, facilities, & certifications needed to conduct specific high-adventure programs.

Such as:

  • provide a robust outdoor program using a variety of resources
  • identify local resources and consultants for high-adventure activities
  • apply the health and safety requirements of the BSA to the outdoor programs
  • apply the rules and regulations of the BSA as they apply to outdoor programs

Participant Qualifications


  • All participants must complete Venturing Youth Protection.
  • Additionally all must complete:
    • Hazardous Weather training
    • Safety Afloat
    • Safe Swim Defense
    • and Climb On Safely
    • Available online at



  • Must be a registered adult member of the BSA over 21 years old.
  • Must be trained in your registered position.
  • Must be able to meet physical requirements of BSA parts A, B, & C in a backcountry environment. Click here for the form.


  • Must be a registered youth member of the BSA over 14 years old.
  • Must have completed their unit’s version of leadership training (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops or Crews, etc.). National Youth Leadership Training is recommended.
  • Must be able to meet physical requirements of BSA parts A, B, & C in a backcountry environment. Click here for the form.

Participant Fee:

The fee is $190 (includes course materials, instruction, meals, lodging, recognition items).  Full payment is due by July 15, 2014. Horsemanship session will be followed by an optional 90-minute trail ride at Marriott Ranch for an additional cost of $45.00. The optional trail ride is reserved on a first-come basis due to limited space.

NOTE: The fee includes a $75 deposit. This deposit will only be refunded if you cancel this application before June 15, 2014 AND there is someone on the waiting list willing to take your place.


Course Size

The course is limited to 48 participants (40 adult and 8 youth).

  • Adult registrations will be accepted on a first come-first served basis to fill the 40 adult participant positions and, when those are filled, adult applicants will be placed on a waiting list in case of cancellation.
  • Due to the limited number of youth participants, we are not able to accept youth registration on a first come-first served basis. We must be able to provide a balanced youth participation, and consideration will be given to those youth applications received by April 30. Youth will be notified via email regarding whether their registration has been accepted or wait-listed. The $75 deposit will be refunded to those not accepted.

Thank you for your consideration and understanding as we need to service all aspects of the Council and its youth participants.

Contact information
Dave Post -Course Director

Required Forms:

Please complete and submit the following forms as soon as possible and no later than July 15, 2014. Forms may be scanned and emailed to or bring them with you when you check in for the course. PADI form is only required for those participating in SCUBA.


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