STILL TIME TO REGISTER for our 2017 Venturing Powder Horn Course

The Northern New Jersey and Patriots’ Path Councils will host a joint high-adventure resources management course called Powder Horn on October 12, 2017 thru October 15, 2017 at the Winnebago and Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservations.

Powder Horn is designed to expose Scouting adults and youth to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor/high adventure program of a fun and challenging nature. Program highlights may include: ATVs, Backpacking, Conservation, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Emergency Preparedness, Expedition Planning, Wilderness First Aid, Fly Fishing, Orienteering, Geocaching, Leave No Trace, Climbing/Repelling, COPE, Outdoor Living History, Scuba and/or Snorkeling, Shooting Sports, Canoeing/Kayaking, Small Boat Sailing, Water Boarding, Wilderness Survival, Winter Sports, and more…

During Powder Horn, we ‘learn by doing’ with expert consultants who demonstrate the skills and explain where resources, such as equipment, facilities, guides, instructors, and certifications can be obtained. You will sample the activities yourself so you will know how much fun your crew or troop will be able to have. We recruit an all-star staff of experienced Scouters and experts from all over the northern New Jersey area to guide you through the adventure!

The course is limited to 48 participants. Participant qualifications are:

  • Must be a registered member of the BSA.
  • Youth must be at least 14 and be in a Boy Scout troop or Venturing crew. Youth need to complete the unit leadership training for their program (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops or Crews, etc.)
  • Adults must have completed the leader-specific training for their position prior to attending the Powder Horn course. Venturers must have completed the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews course.
  • All participants must complete Venturing Youth Protection. This training may be completed online prior to the course.
  • Acceptance to the course will be at the discretion of the course director.
  • Be able to meet the physical requirements of the Annual Health and Medical Record, Parts A & B.

Location:  Winnebago Scout Reservation – October 12-13, 2017 & Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation – October 13-15, 2017.

Participant Fee:  $225.00.  The fee includes all meals, training materials, facilities, shirt, hat, recognition, and program supplies.

Participants must provide their own personal gear.

For more information, contact Geoff Zoeller – Course Director, at (973) 270-7436 – or visit