GNFC - TrainingPowder Horn


High Adventure Resource Management Course


Jason Crosby, Powder Horn 2016 Course Director


POWDER HORN is a high adventure resource management course designed to introduce Scouting’s adults and youth to the exciting program possibilities for their unit.  It will help your unit safely conduct outdoor high-adventure activities of a fun and challenging nature.  Powder Horn is not a personal development course or a team-building experience. Its purpose is to educate the youth and adult leaders about specific high-adventure skills, to connect them to resources to deliver those skills, and to get them excited about delivering those skills in an exciting, challenging way to youth.

Who is POWDER HORN for?

POWDER HORN is open to adults and venturing age youth (14 and older) registered with the BSA. The cost to enroll in POWDER HORN 2016 is $TBD.  You don’t have to enroll in POWDER HORN for this activity, but future POWDER HORN activities may be limited to those enrolled.  You can’t earn your POWDER HORN without being enrolled.

POWDER HORN 2016 will run as a series. 

February -    Skiing and Snowboarding any Friday in February - more information or register

March –       Skating and Curling

April –          Search and Rescue, Mountaineering, Emergency Preparation - April 2, Camp Schoellkopf
                   Wilderness First Aid*

May –          Leave No Trace Trainer*

June –         Paddlecraft Safety*

July –          Sailing with Sea Scouts

August –      Backpacking, Cooking, Bushcraft, Astronomy
                   Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboard, Sailing, Navigation

September – Mountain Biking, Conservation, Living History

October –      Geocaching, Orienteering


*Credit will be offered for other high adventure trainings.

The program is still developing so watch for updates and many opportunities to earn your POWDER HORN.



Powder Horn 2014 Information


Participant Information Form

Directions to Camp Schoellkopf

Directions to Camp Scouthaven

Directions between camps

Map of Camp Schoellkopf

Map of Camp Scouthaven

Powder Horn Participant Gear List

Powder Horn Gear Order Form

BSA Medical Form

Try Scuba Training Record

Course Schedule



Heart-to-Heart Morgans - Horseback Riding

Canoe, Kayak, Paddle Board - Birchbark Expeditions


Scuba - Phoenix Scuba

Orienteering - Buffalo Orienteering Club

Schoellkopf Orinteering Maps


Primitive Camping

ATV - WNY Trail Riders

Tread Lightly

Leave No Trace



Search and Rescue

Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue

BSA Fieldbook - Wilderness Survival

Okpik 2015 - Registration - Cold Weather Training

Venturing Program Updates

Woodbadge 2015 - Registration






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