The High Adventure Skills Resources Management Course
August 24 – 26 (a three-day course)
Camp St. Charles, Newberg, MD
NCAC Powder Horn Course Director: Nick Maliszewskyj
Presented by the National Capital Area Council, BSA
What is Powder Horn? Powder Horn is a resource course designed to introduce Scouting’s adult leaders to exciting program possibilities using a variety of resources for their unit. It helps leaders to provide a robust outdoor program that meets the health and safety requirements as well as the rules and regulations of the BSA as they apply to outdoor programs. 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. 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.
Who can attend Powder Horn? All registered adult leaders are welcome. All participants must be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America. Adults must have completed Leader Specific Training for their registered position, as well as the on-line courses: Youth Protection, Hazardous Weather, Safety Afloat, Safe Swim Defense, and Climb on Safely. Youth participants (14 and up) will be admitted on an individual basis and requires the nomination by the unit leader. Youth must have completed their unit leadership training, National Youth Leadership Training is recommended. All participants must submit Annual Health & Medical Record meeting physical requirements for a backcountry
What will we do? Powder Horn is organized around the BSA’s High Adventure elements. Topics may include:
GPS – Geocaching
Search and Rescue
Leadership Lessons on Film
COPE Challenge Course
What is the Course Size? The course is limited to 40 participants (32 adult and 8 youth).
· Adult registrations will be accepted on a first come-first served basis to fill the 32 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 14. Youth will be notified via email regarding whether their registration has been accepted or wait-listed. Thank you for your consideration and understanding as we need to service all aspects of the Council and its youth participants.
How Do I Register? Registration opens Tuesday, March 1, 2018. The fee is $250.00. The fee will include a $75 deposit. This deposit will only be refunded if you cancel this application before June 13, 2018 AND there is someone on the waiting list willing to take your place. Register at https://www.ncacbsa.org/powder-horn by July 13, 2018. You will need to register with your BSA Identification Number.