Powder Horn 2023

Bring the Adventure Home

Providing a vibrant outdoor program for your unit isn’t easy

Sept. 22-24 | Camp Sequassen

Experience the solution at Powder Horn, where we help you deliver on the promise of Scouting: Adventure!

At Powder Horn, knowledge is gained not just through discussion, but by doing it in a hands-on approach. You will “learn by doing” as you try each activity, and experience how much fun your unit can have. Over the course of one weekend, you’ll have fun outside while learning from experts on how to arrange equipment, facilities, guides, instructors, and other aspects of outdoor fun for your unit. The best part is that most of these programs are available at Camp Sequassen, the site of this year’s course.

Powder Horn is for adult leaders in Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, Cub Scouts, and older youth leaders!

Powder Horn is open to all registered adult and youth leaders. Youth must be 14 years of age or older, and have completed NYLT. For Cub Scout Leaders, while many of the programs are not available to Cubs, you’ll Be Prepared for when they get older and join Troops, Crews and Ships. Traditionally, the Powder Horn Course has included many Cub Scout Leaders as participants.

A strong program retains its youth and makes it easier to recruit new youth to your unit!

Here is a sneak peek of the planned activities for this year’s course!

*Due to availability and other factors, the program is subject to change.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide a robust outdoor program using a variety of resources.
  • Identify local resources and consultants for high-adventure activities.
  • Apply the health and safety requirements of the BSA to outdoor programs.
  • Apply the rules and regulations of the BSA as they apply to outdoor programs.

Sample Activities include:

Rifle/Cowboy action shooting



Paintball target shooting









Paddle board





Expedition Planning

Disc Golf

Dutch oven cooking


Mountain biking


Important Program Notes:

  • The course runs three full days: Friday, September 22-23-24, 2023
    • NOTE: The course ends on Sunday afternoon, and you will be home before sundown, to observe the beginning of Yom Kippur
  • Powder Horn is “challenge by choice”; this means no one has to participate in any activity which they may feel uncomfortable doing.
  • In order to earn the Powder Horn medal, the participant must complete at least 10 course sessions.
  • Participant activities are subject to change based on weather conditions, and availability of qualified consultants.
  • Location: Camp Sequassen
  • This year’s Course Director is JC Cinelli and you can reach him at jcinelli@gmail.com

Program Cost:

  • Early bird rate ends on March 31, 2023: $245
  • Regular rate until August 6, 2023: $265
  • Late registration $280
* Program cost includes participant food for the weekend, course t-shirt, hat, and program materials.