Texas Powder Horn
Outdoor Adventure Training for Troop, Crew and Ship Leaders

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Co-Sponsored by Capitol Area and Longhorn Councils.

Providing a challenging outdoor program for older youth isn’t easy.  Experience the solution at Texas Powder Horn where Scout Leaders learn how to plan and safely conduct an intriguing range of outdoor adventures. This hands-on encounter provides participants with resources and contacts that are designed to be brought home to use in your unit.

But don’t come to Texas Powder Horn ready to sit down.  You’ll be having fun outside, honing your skills and learning from outdoor experts across Texas about how to arrange equipment, facilities, guides, instructors, and other aspects of outdoor fun for older youth. Capitol Area Council and Longhorn Council make this happen through a staff of experienced, innovative leaders that coordinate this acclaimed training opportunity at Longhorn Council’s beautiful Camp Tahuaya, just south of Belton, Texas.  

Powder Horn is for Venturing, Boy Scout, Sea Scout and Cub Scout Leaders plus others who provide Scouting to older youth.

Powder Horn is open to registered adult and youth leaders. Youth must be older than 14 and have written permission from his or her unit leader.

Course Details:
  • Two 3-Day Weekends from Friday through Sunday afternoon at Camp Tahuaya.
    • Weekend 1: Friday evening - Sunday afternoon
    • Weekend 2: Friday morning - Sunday afternoon
  • Enrollment for this course is limited to the first 48 fully paid participants.
  • Fee includes all meals, training materials and supplies.
  • Refund policy is available HERE.
  • Total Price - $250 is due upon early registration.  Registrations after July 1st are $300.
What others have said about Powder Horn:
  • “Lots of fun! My inner child got to come out and play!”
  • “Like drinking from a fire hose of information!”
  • “Awesome Powder Horn, had a lot of fun, learned a lot of new stuff! You guys did a great job!”
  • “Summer camp for adults!”
  • “Best adult training I’ve attended”
Register by August 31st – Spaces are limited and filling quickly!

Registration link at bottom of this page.

Have questions/Need further information?

Contact the Course Director at the bottom of this page.

Participant Qualifications:
  1. Registered member of BSA.
  2. Adults must have completed youth protection and training for their position.
  3. Youth (over the age of 14) must submit a recommendation from their Adviser/Scoutmaster to the Course Director for approval.
  4. Meet BSA physical requirements. Bring a current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (parts A, B, C).

Planned Powder Horn topics include:
  • ATV
  • Archery
  • Astronomy
  • Backpacking
  • Canoeing
  • Caving
  • C.O.P.E.
  • Dutch Oven Cooking
  • Ecology
  • Equestrian
  • Expedition Planning
  • First Aid
  • Fly Fishing
  • High Adventure Bases
  • Kayaking
  • Land Navigation
  • Lifesaving/Aquatics
  • Living History
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Man Experience
  • Outdoor Ethics
  • Rappelling
  • Scuba
  • Sea Scouting
  • Shooting Sports
  • Wilderness Survival
  • And more . . .
Note:  Powder Horn is challenge by choice.  No one has to participate in any activity which he or she may feel uncomfortable doing.


Click on red event dates below to register or click on contact names to send an email. Some events will only accept registration via email.

Sept 6-8 & 20-22, 2019 Camp Tahuaya (Belton) Richard Lai