A hands-on High Adventure Skills Resource Management Experience
with focus on the National Outdoor Awards Program for 2016
Are your Scouts not interested in the program anymore?
Replace those yawns with enthusiastic screams. 
Set you sights on a course that maximizes Scouting skills
while bringing adrenaline and leadership to your unit.

DATES:  April 22 – 24, 2016**

LOCATION:   Camp Spencer, Broad Creek Scout Reservation

Powder Horn is open to registered Youth and Adult Leaders in Scouting; 
Course will be held from early Friday morning and  concluding Sunday late afternoon.
Each course is different, highly suggest taking it again!
** BAC's Council Recognition Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, April 21st
- therefore we will start this course on Friday, April 22 - registration will begin promptly at 7am.  
If you would like to come to camp on Thursday evening, please let JJ know.
For more information contact:  Course Director, Jean Jordan (JJ)
 Francois50@cablespeed.com    301-252-8688
Click HERE for course flyer
Powder Horn Goals
  • Introduction to a variety of resources necessary to provide a robust                 outdoor program that turns those yawns into enthusiastic screams!
  • Knowledge of how to identify local resources and consultants for high           adventure activities
  • Knowledge of the health/safety requirements of and rules for the BSA             outdoor program
This course is not a total training program enabling members to be an expert or even self-sufficient in any aspect of outdoor skills. Participant in hands on activities is not required but highly encouraged to expand your knowledge.
Course Framework


Experts will present topics from both within the outside the BSA community.  Emphasis will be placed on the National Outdoor Awards Program, Messengers of Peace and other outdoor adventures.
The following topics are being planned for the  course and participants will have the opportunity  to attend at least 10 sessions of their choosing, as well, as a few hands on opportunities:
Action Archery • Astronomy • All-Terrain Vehicles • Backpacking  Canoeing and Rowing  
COPE • Climbing and Rappelling  Conservation Cycling • Ecology/Plants and Wildlife • 
Emergency Prep/Search and Rescue • Equestrian  Fishing  Geocaching • History Trails  
Hunter Safety • Ice Climbing  Kayaking  Leave No Trace • Lumberjacking  
Orienteering • Outdoor Living History  Sailing  SCUBA • Shooting Sports  
Wilderness First Aid • Wilderness Survival  Winter Sports



  • Registered as an Adult Leader
  • Fully trained in your position


  • 14 years of age registered in a Troop or Crew 
  • Boy Scouts:  has completed Troop Leadership Training or NYLT
  • Venturers:  has completed Crew Leadership Training or NYLT
**NYLT is not required but recommended


  • Be current in following online: Venturing Youth Protection, Hazardous Weather, Safe Swim Defense & Safety Afloat and Climb on Safely - online trainings can be found at www.myscouting.org 
  • Current BSA Annual Health & Medical Records, Parts A, B and C - click HERE  
COURSE FEES (includes all meals, activities, t-shirt and PH course resources and library)
  • Individual Adult Fee:    $200 
  • Youth fee:                     $175

**JTE discount will apply, if qualified





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