Participants

The course is open to all registered Scouts and Scouters who meet the minimum qualifications.

Adult Participant Qualification Requirements:

  • Be a registered adult member of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Have completed the position specific Basic Leader Training for your program prior to attending the Powder Horn course.
  • Completed the Youth Protection Course(s).  (Either the Youth Protection Course or the Youth Protection Course for Venturing.)  The Youth Protection Courses can be done online at MyScouting.org
  • Be able to meet physical requirements of BSA Annual Health and Medical Record.

Youth Participant Qualification Requirements:

  • Be a registered youth member (at least 16 old years) of the Boy Scouts of America.*
  • Youth must have either a parent or an Adult Leader from their unit also participate in Powder Horn.*
  • Be able to meet physical requirements of BSA Annual Health and Medical Record.

*14 and 15 year-olds may participate in the course with Course Director approval. Youth may attend without an adult present with Course Director approval.

It is important to note that this is a hands-on, intense, early-morning to late-night schedule.  Many of the activities will be held outdoors even if the temperature is very cool.

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