Who May Attend a Powder Horn Course
Powder Horn is open to any youth who is at least 14 years of age (or 13 and has completed eighth grade, if part of a Venturing crew) or any adult registered in the BSA. Participant guidelines include:
■■ Must be a registered youth or adult member of the Boy Scouts of America. ■■ Youth must be 14 years of age (or have joined a Venturing crew if 13 years of age and completed eighth grade). ■■ Youth must have completed the unit’s version of leadership training (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops, Ships, or Crews). Previous attendance at National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is recommended for youth participants but not required ■■ Adults must be trained for their position. ■■ All participants must complete Youth Protection and Hazardous Weather training online through my.scouting.org. Because we offer water activities, climbing and boating activities at our course participants must complete Safety Afloat, Safe Swim Defense and Climb On Safely prior to the course. All these courses may be completed online at my.scouting.org ■■ Meet the physical requirements contained in the Annual Health and Medical Record physical in a back country environment. ■■ May have attended previous Powder Horn courses as a participant or staff.