On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
Powder Horn is a high adventure resource management course designed to motivate and prepare adult and youth Venturing leaders to support the Ranger award. Boy Scout leaders are also welcome to participate in Powder Horn. Boy Scout leaders with a specific interest would be those working with a troop's older boy program. This course will give all participants an opportunity to experience the Ranger program themselves as if they were the Venturing youth. Powder Horn is designed to expose the Venturing leader to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful Venturing Ranger program in several ways, including the following
This course is based on the Ranger award requirements giving participants an exposure to some of the outdoor/high adventure activities. The course will include the following Ranger Core Requirements and many of the following Electives: (No one has to do any of the activities they feel uncomfortable with.) Backpacking; Communication; Conservation Project Development; Cooking; Emergency Preparedness; Expedition Planning; First Aid; Fishing; Plants, Wildlife & Ecology; Wilderness Survival; Land Navigation; Leave No Trace Camping; Life Saving; Mountaineering; Outdoor Living History; Physical Fitness; Shooting Sports; and Working with Teens.
After completing this course, participants will have sufficient introductory information, which will provide the following outcomes:
This course is not a total training program, which will enable the Venturing leader to be an expert in the many outdoor skills. They will most likely still need knowledgeable, trained, and certified individuals (Consultants) to help provide a safe and correct outdoor/high adventure program.
For more information about upcoming courses or if your council would like to host a course, please consult the following resources:
Upcoming Powder Horn Courses: