Powder Horn

Powder Horn is an exciting training opportunity designed to present local resource individuals in all areas of high adventure covered by the Venturing program's Ranger award, including: First Aid, Communications, Cooking, Emergency Preparedness, Land Navigation, Leave No Trace Camping, Wilderness Survival, Conservation, Backpacking, Cave Exploring, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Ecology, Equestrian, Fishing, Hunting, Lifesaving, Mountaineering, Outdoor Living History, Physical Fitness, Plants and Wildlife, Project COPE, Scuba, Shooting Sports, Watercraft, and Winter Sports. The program will also help leaders in working with teens and how to address issues related to co-ed Venturing crews.

Powder Horn can help establish a successful high adventure program for older Scouts and Ventures in several ways:

  • Helping scoutmasters and Venturing crew advisors to conduct outdoor activities that are not only fun and challenging, but safe and in accordance with BSA guidelines.
  • Introducing leaders to resources within the States of Oregon and Washington to assist in teaching high adventure skills to youth, aged 14-21.
  • Familiarizing scoutmasters and crew advisor with the Ranger program so that they can assist in meeting the requirements of the Ranger Award.


Councils occasionally hold Powder Horn Courses.  Visit www.powderhorn-bsa.org/dates.html for a list of courses.

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