The Wehr Nature Center has released new flyers for its Adventure Programs for Scouts and youth groups.
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.
Leadership Skills for Crews training is set for January 17th, 2016. This training is open for all Venturing youth. If Crews are interested in offering this training at their unit level, please send at least 3 youth and an adult. Don’t forget, this training is required as part of the Discovery Award.
Powder Horn is a training opportunity designed to expose the Venturing or Boy Scout leader to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful Venturing Ranger Award or Troop High Adventure program in several ways:
- Help Venturing Leaders and Scouters to safely conduct outdoor activities and challenging in nature.
- Provides an introduction to the resources necessary to successfully lead their Venturers and older Boy Scouts through a program of high adventure.
- Familiarizes the Advisor with the Ranger program so that he or she can help the Venturer to meet the requirements of the Ranger Award.
- This course is based on the Venturing Ranger requirements giving participants an exposure to outdoor/high adventure activities.
Topics that WILL be covered:
Topics that MAY be covered (at least 10 will be):
Northeast Illinois Council is hosting this Power Horn course June 10-12, 2016 at Camp Crown in Trevor, WI. Camp Crown is located in Trevor, Kenosha County – within the Fox River District. You won’t find a course being held closer! This is a great course for those working with Venturing or older Boy Scouts and wanting to lead High Adventure outings.
Please see the page at NEIC for more information or to sign up: http://www.neic.org/Events/PowderHorn2016
Boy Scouts may have an awesome time at the Klondike Derby, but that doesn’t mean that Cub Scouts don’t get to have winter fun!
Cub Scout Packs should consider joining the Fox River District on February 27th out at Camp OhDaKoTa for a few hours of winter fun and games. In past years Cubs have gone ice bowling and sledding down the hill on big flat shovels when there is enough snow! And there are lots of other activities and games too.
It’s a great way to get outside and have tons of fun with 100 of your new closest friends! The morning finishes up with lunch in the dining hall where everyone can warm up and socialize.
Please make plans to come join us by registering your Pack today! (Individual scout families are welcome if your Pack chooses not to participate. We will pair you up with other groups to make a team.)