Powder Horn Alabama

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August 16-18 and September 13-15, 2019
Camp Comer

What is Powder Horn?

Powder Horn is a resource course designed to introduce Scouting’s adult leaders and youth to the exciting program possibilities for their unit. The course supports the mission of strengthening units so they can achieve the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. Powder Horn is not a personal development course or a team-building experience. Its purpose is to educate the youth and adult Scouting 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.

Course Activities

The entire Powder Horn curriculum is designed to offer leaders the opportunities to participate in a variety of activities. While all activities are offered as Challenge by Choice, attendees must participate in at least 10 activities to earn the Powder Horn medal. The course is currently being finalized. The list below are activities that may be offered during the course.

  • Backpacking
  • Challenge Events/ COPE
  • Cycling/Mountain Biking
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Hunting
  • Astronomy & Stars
  • Small Boat Sailing/Sailboarding
  • Water Craft Building
  • Watercraft
  • Outdoor Living History
  • Ballooning
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Ham Radio
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Prospecting (metal detectors)
  • Leave No Trace Principles
  • Low Ropes
  • Conservation
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Expedition Planning
  • Map & Compass
  • Geocaching
  • Archery
  • Scuba & Snorkling
  • Shooting Sports
  • Caving
  • Climbing
  • Rappelling
  • Fishing
  • Ultralight Camp & Hike
  • Zip Line
  • Paddle Board

Powder Horn Award

Long used by men and women of the frontier as one of the necessary tools for daily life. The powder horn carried the propellant that allowed them to sustain daily life. The powder horn ranged from the very plain yet functional to the ornate work of art, but the use was the same: a vessel to help sustain.

The recipient of the Powder Horn is a vessel — a vessel to help sustain the spirit of the outdoors in the youth of today. The propellant that you carry is the knowledge of new and exciting program ideas to share with these youth.

A minimum of 10 electives taken during the course is required to earn the Powder Horn.

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