Texas Powder Horn
High Adventure Resource Training for Troop & Crew Leaders

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Co-Sponsored by Capitol Area and Longhorn Councils.

Scouting leaders often face the dilemma of having a strong desire to provide challenging and fun outdoor programs to meet the needs of their older youth, while lacking the knowledge and/or resources to do so. Texas Powder Horn responds to this quandary by exposing all Scout Leaders to a wide range of outdoor/high adventure activities. More importantly, Texas Powder Horn provides participants with valuable resources and contacts to assist them in delivering the promise of Scouting’s high adventure. Capitol Area Council and Longhorn Councils are proud to co-host this year’s Texas Powder Horn training course at Longhorn Council’s beautiful Camp Tahuaya, located near Belton, Texas.

During Texas 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 Texas to guide you through the adventure!

Powder Horn is for Venturing leaders, Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Cub Scout and older youth leaders!

Course Details:
  • Two Full 3-Day Weekends from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon at Camp Tahuaya.
  • 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 registration.

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 Early – 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.