Powder Horn

2018 Powder Horn Course

Northeast Georgia Council

The Thrill Of High Adventure
Taking High Adventure Where YOU Want To Go!

September 14-16, 2018

Scoutland – Gainesville, GA


September 28-30, 2018
Camp Rainey Mountain – Clayton, GA

You must be able to attend
BOTH weekends to complete the course!

Click here to register online!

Click here to visit the official Powder Horn Page and/or to download flyer.

2018 Powderhorn FLYER


The Powder Horn course is designed to expose older youth and adult leaders in BSA in how to safely conduct outdoor/high adventure activities of a fun and challenging nature. It provides an introduction to the resources needed to successfully lead their crews and troops through a program of outdoor adventure. The course is based upon giving participants an exposure to some outdoor/high adventure activities and is not a certification event. It is for any youth or adult interested in experiencing a unit-level high adventure program.

The purpose of a Powder Horn course includes:

Safe participation in fun and challenging outdoor activities

Introduction to resources to improve unit programs

Exposure to new and exciting high adventure activities

Help deliver the promise at the unit level

Promoting youth and adults creativity when delivering high adventure programs

Participant Guidelines:

Must be a registered youth or adult member of the Boy Scouts of America

Youth must be 14 years of age (or have joined a Venturing crew if 13 years of age and completd 8th grade)

Must have completed the unit’s version of leadership training (IOLS for troops, crews)

NYLT is recommended for youth participants

Adult must be trained for their position

All participants must complete the following training via myscouting.org prior to the course:

Venturing Youth Protection and Hazardous Weather training

Safety Afloat

Safe Swim Defense

Climb on Safety

Meet the physical requirements contained in the Annual BSA Health and Medical Record

Course Size:

Only the first 48 participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Once the course is filled, the participants will be placed on a waiting list.

Course Fee:

$220.00 for the 5-day course, which takes place on two 2 1/2 day weekends.

Registration fee includes:

All meals (Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast and lunch plus all cracker barrels

Training materials and supplies

Liablity insurance

Please note:

A minimum $50 deposit is due with your registration.

All balances are due no later than August 19, 2018

First 48 paid participants will be confirmed for the course

No refunds of course registration fees can be made

All Participants Will Receive:

One (1) Power Horn short sleeve t-shirt

One (1) Power Horn hat

One (1) Power Horn award (upon successful completion of the course)

For More Information:

For more information, contact the 2018 Course Director,  Sheryl Winterton