Powder Horn

Powder Horn is a training opportunity designed to expose the Venturing or Boy Scout leader to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful Venturing Ranger Award or Troop High Adventure program in several ways:

  • Help Venturing Leaders and Scouters to safely conduct outdoor activities of a fan and challenging nature.
  • Provides an introduction to the resources necessary to successfully lead their Venturers and older Boy Scouts through a program of high adventure.
  • Familiarizes the Advisor with the Ranger program so that he or she can help the Venturer to meet the requirements of the Ranger Award.
  • This course is based on the Venturing Ranger requirements giving participants an exposure to outdoor/high adventure activities.

Topics that WILL be covered:

  • First Aid
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Conservation Project
  • Leave No Trace
  • Cooking
  • Communication
  • Land Navigation
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Working with Teens

Topics that MAY be covered (at least 10 will be):

  • Backpacking
  • Cave Exploring
  • Plants and Wildlife
  • Life Saver
  • COPE
  • Mountaineering
  • Winter Sports
  • Physical Fitness
  • Watercraft
  • Equestrian
  • Expedition Planning
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Ecology
  • Outdoor Living History
  • Shooting Sports
  • Cycling/Mountain Biking

Needed For:
This is NOT a total training or certifying course. It is meant to give the participants a opportunity to try the activity and learn how to provide it in your own program.

Click here for the National Powder Horn page for more information and listing of current courses.