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Sep 14-17, 2017
Powder Horn

Register now for Powder Horn 2017!


A High-Adventure skills resource course for adult leaders and older youth in Scouting

Course Size
The course is restricted to 48 participants. When the course is filled, registrants will be given the option to be placed on a waiting list. Registrants who have not completed the pre-course requirements by Aug 1, 2014 may be replaced by a member on the waiting list. Deposits will be refunded to those closed out of the course.

Powder Horn introduces you to the best local resources for high adventure activities for your unit. Several of the activities may be somewhat strenuous, so under no circumstances is a participant required to participate in any activity they are uncomfortable with. They may instead choose to observe and learn.

Course Conduct
This course does NOT offer certifications; it is not intended to make the participant an expert, but to expose them to the activity as a possible choice for their unit’s high-adventure program.

There will be 20 or more activities hopefully including: shooting sports, water sports, climbing, living history, hot air balloons, caving, GPS, wilderness first aid, cycling, leave no trace, horseback riding, backpacking/backpacking foods, scuba/snorkel, and surprises.

The Scout field uniform is always appropriate wear. However, due to the nature of the activities, the activity uniform may be more suitable. We do ask participants to wear the field uniform for the course closing ceremony.

Participants and staff will be housed in the Leadership Village of Seven Ranges Scout Reservation. Each room has 2 bunk beds, is air conditioned and heated. Private showers and bathroom facilities are provided. Since this is a high-adventure activity, participants may instead choose to tent or hammock as they prefer.


Participant Requirements


All participants must be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America (Boy Scouts, Venturing, Varsity, Sea Scouts).

Youth must be a minimum of 13½ years old and completed 8th grade. Under 16 must participate with an adult from their Unit. All youth must have their Unit Leader and Course Director permission.

All participants must be fully trained for their current registered position.

All participants must submit a current signed BSA medical form with parts A, B, and C completed 30 days prior to the start of the course. Participants desiring to take part in the optional Scuba instruction are also required to submit BSA medical part D.

All participants must have current certification in Youth Protection (Venturing version) and Hazardous Weather training. To participate in specific activities, participants must have current training in Safety Afloat, Safe Swim Defense, and Climb on Safely. All of these are available on-line at

Those desiring to participate in water sports must take the BSA swim test, or show proof (buddy tag, merit badge, etc.) as a swimmer.


For more information or questions, contact:

Tom Hughes, Course Director

[Click for member's page], 330-257-3066

Jim Holman, Ast. Course Director

[Click for member's page], 330-749-8394

Sarah Biltz, Staff Advisor

[Click for member's page], 330-473-9872

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