Powder Horn Training

October 10-12 & October 24-26, 2014 at the Woodruff Scout Reservation

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Powder Horn is a training opportunity designed to expose Venturing Leaders, Boys Scout Leaders or Cub Scout Leaders to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful Venturing Ranger or Troop High Adventure Program.  Powder Horn is conducted over two (3-day) weekends.  The Atlanta Area Council will host its 6th Powder Horn Training Course in the Fall of 2014 at Woodruff Scout Reservation. 

Course Director: Jim Gilpatrick 

Learning Objectives:
  • Help Boy Scout & Venturing Leaders 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 of the Ranger Award.
  • This course is based on the Venturing Ranger requirements giving participants an exposure to outdoor/high adventure activities.
Powder Horn Classes and Activities:

This Powder Horn Course will include the following Ranger Core Requirements and Electives:

Backpacking; Communication; Conservation; Project Development; Cooking; Emergency; Preparedness; Expedition Planning; First Aid; Plants, Wildlife & Ecology; Wilderness Survival; Land Navigation; Leave No Trace Camping; Life Saver; Mountaineering; Outdoor Living History; Overnight; Physical Fitness; Shooting; Sports; Working with Teens.

Note: No one is required to do an activity they feel uncomfortable with.

Qualifications for Participating:
  • Must be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Must have completed "This Is Scouting" and the Position Specific Training (for your position) prior to attending Powder Horn.
  • Be able to meet physical requirements of BSA Annual Medical Record (Parts A, B, C) in a backcountry environment.

Register for Powder Horn