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Powder Horn


What is Powder Horn?

In Scouting, Powder Horn is the vessel to sustain the spirit of the outdoors in our youth today. Along with the spirit of the outdoors, you will also gather knowledge to share, motivate and direct youth. Powder Horn will give you the necessary skills to oversee a high adventure program. It will also help you identify local resources for your group's program.

What do I need to do before the course?
Complete the following on-line trainings at

Youth Protection: Boy Scout or Venturing
Safety Afloat
Safe Swim Defense
Weather Hazard
Climb on Safely
Trek Safely


What will we do?
Powder Horn is organized around the Venturing Program’s High Adventure elements and Boy Scouting’s High Adventure Merit badge elements. It is intended to help adult leaders get started finding and using the resources for high-adventure programs.

Planned topics include:
Cave Exploring
Conservation Projects
Cycling/Mountain Biking
Emergency Preparedness
Expedition Planning
First Aid
Land Navigation
Leave No Trace
Outdoor Living History
Physical Fitness
Plants and Wildlife
Shooting Sports
Weather Forecasting
Wilderness Survival
Working with Teens
Winter Sports

Why come to Powder Horn?
Come to experience an opportunity to get the hands on knowledge and practical resources to provide a challenging and fun outdoor program for your older youth.

What others have said about attending the course:
"Walk the walk, talk the talk, pack the pack!"
"I learned what I needed to have a high adventure program."
"Great fun while learning the essentials of high adventure programming."

Who can attend Powder Horn?
All registered adult leaders and youth (14 and up) are welcome.
All participants must be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America. Adults must have completed Leader Specific Training for your registered position. Youth participants must have a letter of recommendation from their Scoutmaster or Advisor.

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