Any leader working with a unit that does High Adventure activities
should attend Powder Horn. Powder Horn covers the core requirements
for the Venturing Ranger Award and most of the electives, so it does
have a Venturing tone to it, but it is equally as valuable to a Boy
Scout Leader in providing resource management ideas for a High
Adventure program. A more complete description as well as course
dates can be found at the Powder Horn web site www.powderhorn-bsa.org
I also want to make sure the word is spread about the Powder Horn
Course Director's Development Conferences that are being held. One
is taking place this weekend in San Francisco, so it won't be of
benefit to anyone who's not already there <gr>.
There is another Course Director's Development Conference scheduled in
the Central Region, August 2 at the Regional Offices near Chicago.
Registration information can be found on the Powder Horn web site.
I've also been informed (as webmaster of the site) that the Southern
Region is planning to host a CD Development Conference in the middle
of August as well, but details are not finalized on that yet. As
soon as I hear, I will post them on the web.
Completion of this conference will fulfill the requirement that
Powder Horn Course Directors must have served as an Assistant Powder
Horn Course Director previously. The course is designed for those
that have previously attended Powder Horn training **(or will attend
a course within one year to be certified as a CD)**. This course
will be a great opportunity for your council to have someone
qualified to become a Powder Horn Course Director.
The curriculum will be dedicated to how to run a Powder Horn Course.
Even tho in Venturing we are always encouraging to think beyond the
box, the basic principle of the buddy system should work here too.
Send a couple or more from your Council so when they go back there is
support from each other in running a Powder Horn course!
I will be going to Chicago as an experienced Powder Horn Course
Director, just for the fun of it. I hope to see some of you!
Santa Fe Trail District Training Chair
2001 Central Region Powder Horn Course Director