QAC's Powder Horn 2002 - Pass the Message
- QAC's First Powder Horn - Set for February and March 2002
Quapaw Area Council will conduct its first Powder Horn course in February
and March, 2002 to introduce Boy Scout and Venture leaders to a wide variety
of high adventure activities. The Powder Horn program began nationally in
2000 through regional courses, but none has been held in Arkansas.
The course will be held on two three-day weekends, February 15-17 and March
15-17, and participants must attend both weekends to complete the course.
Friday sessions will begin at 8 a.m. and will require the entire day. The
course will be held at Donald W. Reynolds Scout Training Center at Blass
Scout Reservation. Lodging will be in the new dormitory facilities, except
for an overnight backpacking activity the second weekend. Most meals will
be prepared by the course staff.
The cost of the course is $185. A non-refundable deposit of $85 will hold
an applicant's position, although the balance of the course registration fee
is due January 1, 2002. Registration is limited to the first 48 persons to
sign up. Names will be placed on a waiting list once the limit is reached.
Course pre-requisites / requirements include:
(1) be a registered BSA adult leader;
(2) complete "Basic Training" for Scoutmaster or Venturing Crew Advisors;
(3) meet BSA High Adventure Class III Medical requirements (and have a
current Class III physical). The course is a hands-on, intense,
early-morning to late-at night program.
Sheila Brown will serve as course director, and Gary Speed will serve as the
Powder Horn is an exciting training opportunity designed to present local
resource individuals in all areas of high adventure covered by the Venture
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 Venture crews.
Powder Horn can help establish a successful high adventure program for older
Scouts and Ventures in several ways:
* Helping scoutmasters and 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 State of
Arkansas 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
Registration flyers will be available at the Quapaw Area
Council Service Centers, from your District Executive or by contacting
either Sheila Brown at (501) 425-4565 or by e-mail at sbrown@...;
Gary Speed may be contacted at (501) 219-2800 or by e-mail at
<<...OLE_Obj...>> Powder Horn 2002
BOY SCOUT LEADERS AND VENTURING CREW ADVISORS
HIGH ADVENTURE OUTDOOR SKILLS RESOURCE COURSE
February 15-17 and March 15-17, 2002
Donald W. Reynolds Scout Training Center
Blass Scout Reservation
Phone (home) ________________________ Phone (work) _______________________
Fax ________________________________ Email _____________________________
Registered Position: __________________________ Unit:
High Adventure Activities that Particularly Interest You:
Amount Paid ($185 total cost, at least $85 deposit required) $
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