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22augAll Day29Powder Horn Training(All Day) PST Event Type :Training

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What is Powder Horn?

The Powder Horn course is designed to help the unit by introducing youth and adult Scouting leaders to safely conducted outdoor/high-adventure activities of a fun and challenging nature.  The course provides an introduction to the resources needed to successfully lead youth through a program of outdoor adventure and is based upon giving participants an exposure to some outdoor/high-adventure activities. It is not a certification event. It is for any youth (14 years by course date) 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.
  • An introduction to resources, including expert local consultants, that can improve a unit’s program.
  • Exposure to new and exciting high-adventure activities.
  • Help in delivering the BSA promise at the unit level.
  • Promoting youths’ and adults’ creativity when delivering high-adventure programs.

Programs Include:

  • Shooting sports (rifle, shotgun, black powder, archery, maybe something “big” and/or another surprise or two!)
  • COPE course (high and low)
  • Waterfront (canoe, kayak, standup paddleboard, small boat sailing, SCUBA, snorkeling)
  • Whitewater rafting (on the Deschutes River!)
  • Windsurfing (on the Columbia River, Hood River area)
  • Cave exploring!
  • Rock climbing and rappelling – on real rock!
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain boarding
  • Mountaineering (Palmer Glacier on Mt Hood, Timberline chairlift to get there!)
  • Winter camping
  • Long-term lightweight backpacking
  • Expedition planning
  • Astronomy
  • Dutch Oven cooking
  • And others!

(Programs are subject to change)

The Schedule

Two 3-day Weekends: $300

  • Course Director: Bret Buck, Pacific Harbors Council
  • Weekend #1: August 20-22, 2021 (Friday – Sunday)
  • Held at Cascade Pacific Council’s high adventure base – Camp Baldwin (overnight at Aubrey-Watzek Lodge)
  • Weekend #2: August 27-29, 2021 (Friday – Sunday)
  • Held at Chief Seattle Council’s Camp Pigott (overnight at Camp Edward)

Week-Long Course: $325

  • Course Director: Dale Rae, Chief Seattle Council
  • August 22 – 28, 2021 (Sunday – Saturday)
  • Starts at Chief Seattle Council’s Camp Pigott for three days (overnight at Camp Edward)
  • Begin transition to other camp on third afternoon (Tuesday)
  • One night at Chief Seattle Council’s Camp Sheppard near Mt Rainier (week-long course only)
  • Caving near Mt St Helens or windsurfing on Columbia River (Wednesday, week-long course only)
  • Finish up with three days at Cascade Pacific Council’s high adventure base – Camp Baldwin (overnight at Aubrey-Watzek Lodge)


  • The fee for the courses
    • Two 3-day weekends course (6 days): $300
    • Week-long course (7 days): $325
  • You may pay the entire fee at the time you register, OR
  • You may pay a $100 deposit when you sign up (not refundable) and pay the balance by May 1, 2021.

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