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2005 Powder Horn
Set for March and April 2005

Quapaw Area Council will conduct its second Powder Horn course in March and April 2005 to introduce Boy Scout and Venture leaders to a wide variety of high adventure activities. The Powder Horn program began nationally in 2000 through regional courses, but this is only the second held in Arkansas.

The course will be held on two three-day weekends, March 11-13 and April 8-10, and participants must attend both weekends to complete the course. Friday sessions will begin at 8 a.m. and will require the entire day. The course will be held at Donald W. Reynolds Scout Training Center at Blass Scout Reservation. Lodging will be in the new dormitory facilities, except for an overnight backpacking activity the second weekend. Most meals will be prepared by the course staff.

The cost of the course is $200. A non-refundable deposit of $100 will hold an applicantís position, although the balance of the course registration fee is due January 1, 2005. Registration is limited to the first 48 persons to sign up. Names will be placed on a waiting list once the limit is reached. Course pre-requisites / requirements include:

  1. be a registered BSA adult leader;
  2. complete "Basic Training" for Scoutmaster or Venturing Crew Advisors;
  3. meet BSA High Adventure Class III Medical requirements (and have a current Class III physical).

The course is a hands-on, intense, early-morning to late-at night program.  Sheila Brown will serve as course director, and Gary Speed will serve as the program director.

Powder Horn is an exciting training opportunity designed to present local resource individuals in all areas of high adventure covered by the Venture programís Ranger award, including: First Aid, Communications, Cooking, Emergency Preparedness, Land Navigation, Leave No Trace Camping, Wilderness Survival, Conservation, Backpacking, Cave Exploring, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Ecology, Equestrian, Fishing, Hunting, Lifesaving, Mountaineering, Outdoor Living History, Physical Fitness, Plants and Wildlife, Project COPE, Scuba, Shooting Sports, Watercraft, and Winter Sports. The program will also help leaders in working with teens and how to address issues related to co-ed Venture crews.

Powder Horn can help establish a successful high adventure program for older Scouts and Ventures in several ways:

Brochures are available online, at the Quapaw Area Council Service Centers, from your District Executive or by contacting:

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