Powder Horn 2023: Bring the Adventure Home

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

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

At Powder Horn, you “learn by doing” as you try each activity first-hand so you know how much fun your unitcan have. You’ll have fun outside learning from experts on how to arrange equipment, facilities, guides, instructors, and other aspects of outdoor fun for your unit.

Powder Horn is for Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scout, Cub Scout, Leaders and older youth leaders!

Powder Horn is open to all registered adult and youth leaders. Youth must be 14 or older and have completed NYLT.

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







Disc Golf

Dutch Oven Cooking


Expedition Planning

First Aid

Fly Fishing


High Adventure Bases


Land Navigation

Leave No Trace

Lifesaving/ Aquatics

Living History

BMX/Mountain Biking




Sea Scouting

Search and Rescue

Shooting Sports


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

Program Cost:

  • Early bird rate ends on June 7, 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.