Powder Horn is a resource course designed to introduce and expose Boy Scout, Venturer, Sea Scouts and Explorers, both adult and youth (over the age of 14) leaders to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful and safe outdoor/high adventure unit-level program.
Our inaugural Powder Horn course will be held at Pipsico Scout Reservation from July 28 – 30, 2017.
To find out what you need to know about attending the course, how to contact the Course Director and other information, click “+” in each section below.
- Find the resources necessary for a high adventure program.
- Understand what is involved in different high adventure disciplines.
- Run a high adventure program safely.
- Learn how to provide a robust outdoor program using a variety of resources.
- Learn where to find local resources and consultants for high-adventure activities.
- Learn how to safely apply BSA’s health and safety requirements for outdoor programs. Learn how to apply BSA’s rules and regulations as they apply to outdoor programs.
Fee for participants: $170 total cost paid on or before May 1, 2017. $185 total cost paid after May 1 and before June 15, 2017.
Course registration closes June 15, 2017. No applications will be taken after this date without approval from the Course Director.
- Death of Relative
- Physical Limitation/Medical Situation
- Approval of Course Director
Please note that all approved refunds will be assessed a minimum of a 15% administrative charge. However, the Council reserves the right to charge to the person requesting the refund any fixed costs already paid on behalf of that participant. The individual or parent/guardian must apply for the refund. Refunds will not be granted within 30 days of the course convene date since program items will have already been purchased for participants, however unit leaders are able to change candidates prior to 20 days from the beginning of the course.
- Field Uniform appropriate to the participants program (at least 1 pair of long pants)
- Daily change of underwear and socks (Bring Extra)
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Hand Towel
- Bath Towels
- Comb, Brush, Mirror – Deodorant
- Soap in container
- Insect Repellant
- Raincoat and/or poncho
- Good and comfortable pair of shoes
- Flip Flops for Shower
- Sleeping Bag
- Hat – preferable scout related
- Laundry Bag
- Individual First Aid Kit
- Mess Kit and Canteen
- Tent or Hammock
- Backpack/Day pack
- Camp Chair
A complete list will be provided however, since we will be camping out for two nights, you can refer to the BSA Field Book or the Backpacking Merit Badge Pamphlet for some good suggestions.