Earlier this week I posted that NEIC was going to host a Powder Horn course for high adventure right here in the Fox River District June 10-12. Maybe those dates don’t work for you – or you’re looking for bigger adventure in a longer course and don’t mind travelling just a little bit?

Bay Lakes and Samoset Councils are ramping it up with a 6 day course to be held Mary 20-22 at Gardner Dam in White Lake and June 3-5 at Hanna Venture Base in Rhinelander. It’s a great way to not only gain the skills needed for High Adventure, but also to visit two amazing Scout Camps not too far away if you’re looking for some options for your Troop or Crew to explore in the future.

Powder Horn is an Outdoor/High Adventure resource management source designed to motivate and prepare adult and youth leaders to provide their unit with safe and correct Outdoor/High Adventure activities. Because it’s run through Venturing, it concentrates on the 26 program areas involved with the Ranger Award. The course will update you on the new Venturing rank advancement and Trust award. You do not have to be a Venture Scout to participate, the experiences provided participants and the resources they’ll be put in touch with can be applied to every level of Scouting, from Webelos on up. Therefore, all Scout leaders as well as Venturing Crew members and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts ages 14 and up are invited to participate.

Over the six days, you can expect tips on physical fitness, opportunities for C.O.P.E., climbing and scuba diving, as well as presentations on bicycling, backpacking, communications, winter sports, first aid, trip planning, fishing, land navigation and watercraft activities. The fun will continue with presentation on caving, equestrian handling, settles in to a LNT on the go activities, an outdoor cooking presentation, and shooting and more! You will meet professional and seasoned hobbyist that will share their tricks and trades.

Check it out!