Powder Horn - Central Arkansas - Sign Up Today!
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
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
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