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Powder Horn 2019

April 24, 2019

The High Adventure Skills Resources Management Course
August 24 – 26
(a three-day course)

Camp St. Charles, Newberg, MD
Course Director: Shawn Carroll
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. All youth applications will be placed on a wait list until all adult applications are processed. Youth participants (14 and up) will be admitted on an individual basis and requires the completion of the Powder Horn Youth Application Addendum includes the nomination by the unit leader. Youth 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.

What will we do? Powder Horn is organized around the BSA’s High Adventure elements.

Topics may include:
Archery………………….Emergency Preparedness…………Rifle
Astronomy……………..Fly Fishing……………………………….Sailing
Canoe……………………GPS – Geocaching……………………Scuba
Caving……………………Hunting…………………………………..Search and Rescue
Communications…….Kayaking…………………………………STEM
Conservation………….Leadership Lessons on Film……..Wilderness Survival
COPE Challenge Course….Mountain Biking……………….Winter Sports
Ecology…………………..Pistol……………………………………….Youth Development

What is the Course Size? The course is limited to 40 participants.
– Adult registrations will be accepted on a first come-first served basis to fill the 40 participant positions and, when those are filled, adult applicants will be placed on a waiting list in case of cancellation.
– We are not able to accept youth registration on a first come-first served basis. All youth will be placed on a wait-list and asked to complete the Powder Horn Youth Application Addendum via email. The addendum will be used to evaluate all youth registrations. Youth will be notified of the status of their application by June 7, 2019. Thank you for your consideration and understanding as we need to service all members of the Council.

How Do I Register? Registration opens Friday, February 1, 2019 and closes on June 3, 2019. The fee is $300.00. Fees will only be refunded if you cancel before July 1, 2019 AND there is someone on the waiting list willing to take your place. Register at http://www.ncacbsa.org/powder-horn or http://www.ncacbsa.org/training/powder-horn or go to the NCAC website, click on the training tab and then click on Powder Horn. You will need to register with your BSA Identification Number.

NCAC Powder Horn Coordinator: Dominick Caridi,
DscScouting@aol.com // 703-625-4196

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