Troop 505 Powderhorn Weekend 2013 Sep 6-8 RSVP Aug 8

Scouts of Many TrailsAs an alternative to our current September 6-8 Troop Jordan Lake Expedition, Troop 505 will offer all Boy Scouts and Venturing Youth 14 years old and older, Venturing Leaders, Boy Scout Leaders, Commissioners, District and Council Leaders, Professional Staff, Camp Leaders, the opportunity to attend Powderhorn 2013.

Powder Horn is for any youth or adult interested in developing a high-adventure program within their home unit.

Powder Horn safely introduces older Scouts and Scouters, Venturers and Venturing Leaders to fun and challenging outdoor activities with the guidance of expert consultants from outside of Scouting.

Powder Horn provides an introduction to the resources necessary to successfully offer a variety of high adventure experiences to older Boy Scouts and Venturers.

Powder Horn promotes creative planning for action and adventure.

Powder Horn is not a certification course.

The course will include high adventure planning information and opportunities to attend and/or participate in these electives (which may change during final planning):

  • Archery
  • Astronomy
  • Backpacking
  • Canoeing
  • Cave  Exploring
  • Challenge Events (low COPE elements)
  • Climbing and Rappelling
  • Conservation
  • Cycling-Road Bikes
  • Emergency Preparedness/Search and Rescue
  • Ecology
  • Equestrian
  • Expedition Planning
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Leave No Trace
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Outdoor Living History
  • Plants and Wildlife
  • Rowing
  • Scuba
  • Shooting Sports
  • Snorkeling
  • Wilderness Survival

All activities will be “Challenge by Choice.”  No participant will be required to participate in any elective with which they feel uncomfortable.  All participants are encouraged to attend as many electives as possible to observe and learn from the expert consultants directing the sessions.

Upon completion of Powder Horn course participants will:

1) Understand the skills, equipment, facilities, and certifications needed to conduct specific high adventure programs.

2) Have an initial set of local resource contacts to assist in conducting specific high adventure activities and will know how to identify additional local resources.

3) Know the health and safety requirements and rules and regulations of the Boy Scouts of America as they apply to outdoor programs.

4) Have a fun and memorable experience networking with youth and adult Scouting leaders with similar interests.

If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Scoutmaster West by August 8th at westandco@earthlink.net.