2014 Powder Horn Course: September 5 - 6 - 7
(three full days)
Deer Lake Scout Reservation
The Powder Horn advanced training course is designed to introduce and expose Venturing and Boy Scouting leaders to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful Crew or Troop outdoor or high adventure unit-level program. It is based on the eight core and eighteen electives found in the Venturing Ranger program. It is intended to help leaders get out of the box in finding and using resources and in the way they lead their unit-level high adventure programs, in several ways:
- Help Venturing leaders and Scouters to safely conduct outdoor activities of a fun 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 for the Ranger Award.
- This course is based on the Venturing Ranger requirements giving participants an exposure to outdoor / high adventure activities.
The Powder Horn course includes the following Ranger Core Requirements and Electives: Backpacking, Communication, Conservation Project Development, Cooking, Emergency Preparedness, Expedition Planning, First Aid, Plants & Ecology, Wilderness Survival, Land Navigation, Leave No Trace Camping, Mountaineering, Outdoor Living History, Shooting Sports, and more. (No one will have to do any activity they feel uncomfortable with.)
All participants must be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America; have completed Adult Venturing Leader Basic Training (for Venturing adults) or Boy Scout Leader Specific Training (for Boy Scout adults) prior to attending; be able to meet physical requirements of the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record in a backcountry environment. Parts A, B & C are required.
$150.00 per participant, Fees include all meals, training materials and program supplies.
For more information, contact Joyce Ference, Course Director, at email@example.com, or Jonathan Glassman, Staff Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the Scout Resource Center, tel: 203-876-6868, etx. 237.