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  • Sheila Brown
    Greetings-- Powder Horn is a hands-on adult leader training course to prepare Boy Scout and Venture leaders to a wide variety of high adventure activities.
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 27, 2003
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      Powder Horn is a "hands-on" adult leader training course to prepare Boy
      Scout and Venture leaders to a wide variety of high adventure
      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, March 14-16 and April 11-13. Participants must
      attend both weekends to complete the course. This is a full 3 days of
      training on
      each weekend.

      The program will help leaders in working with teens and how to address
      issues related to co-ed Venture crews. Trainers at the course will
      nationally-known dutch oven chef John Ragsdale, Leave No Trace Master
      Charlie Thorpe, and a nationally acclaimed climbing expert, David Shows
      as well as experts in all fields of high adventure. The course will
      include several high adventure activities 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, First Aid, Fishing,
      Hunting, Lifesaver, Mountaineering, Outdoor Living History, Physical
      Fitness, Plants and Wildlife, Project COPE, Scuba, Shooting Sports,
      Watercraft, and Winter Sports.

      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 and registration is limited.
      Pre-registration is mandatory and the registration deadline is drawing
      near. Course requirements include (1) be a registered BSA adult
      leader; (2) complete New Leader Essentials or older basic course prior
      to attending Powder Horn; (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 program

      Powder Horn can help establish a successful high adventure program for
      older Scouts and Venturers 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

      * 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 Ranger

      Registration flyers are available at the Quapaw Area Council Service
      Centers, from your District Executive or by contacting either Sheila
      Brown at (501) 425-4565 or by email at sbrown@...; Gary Speed may
      be contacted at (501) 219-2800 or by email at speedlaw@....

      Be sure to send your registration in to the Council Service Center
      today. More information is available at the Quapaw Area Council web
      site, http://www.quapawbsa.org or from the national Powder Horn web
      site at http://www.powderhorn-bsa.org
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