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Powder Horn – Two Opportunities!

Powder Horn Training                                                         Powder Horn Training
Friday, July 23 – Sunday, July 25, 2021                           July 30 – August 1, 2021
Parker Scout Camp, Nisswa, MN                                      Camp Cedar, Fremont, NE
$150 per person                                                                   $225 per person (July 1 deadline)
Space limited to 32 adults; 16 youth

The Powder Horn course is a hands-on program designed to help introduce and give youth and adult leaders the contacts and tools necessary for outdoor/high-adventure activities of a fun and challenging nature.  The course provides an introduction to the resources needed to successfully lead youth through a program of outdoor adventure and is based upon giving participants an exposure to some outdoor/high-adventure activities.

Session options may include:  Outdoor Ethics, Expedition planning, Backpacking, Shooting Sports, Emergency Preparedness, Conservation, Weather, Geocaching, Orienteering, Sailing, Watercraft, SCUBA, Wilderness First Aid & Survival, and more.  Both locations offer similar sessions but not identical.  If there is something specific you are interested in, please see event details.

This course is designed for Youth Leaders, age 14 or older;  New or Experienced Adult Leaders, to increase their awareness of outdoor program opportunities; Unit Commissioners, provide new resources to units served; Cub Scout Leaders, looking for ideas and getting ready to transition to a Troop/Crew; any other registered Adults that may have been sitting on the sidelines.

Participants Qualifications include:

  • Must be registered with the BSA
  • Adults must be trained in their position
  • Youth must be over age 14 and completed unit’s version of leadership training (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops, Ships or Crews)
  • Previous attendance at NYLT is recommended for youth as well
  • All participants must complete Youth Protection, Hazardous Weather, Safety Afloat, Safe Swim Defense and Climb on Safely.  These are online classes that must be done prior to Powder Horn
  • All participants must meet the physical requirements contained in the Annual Health and Medical Records.  Parts A, B & C are needed (which requires Dr. signature)  Health Form 2021 Parts A, B, C

Cub Scout Leader Experience – Two Dates/Two Locations

Cub Scout Leader Experience
Saturday, August 28 – Sunday, August 29, 2021 at Norseland
Saturday, October 2 – Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Cedar Point
11am Saturday – 9am Sunday
No Cost 

Join us for a new approach to training!  It’s a Weekend Camping FAMILY AFFAIR!

We are offering an in-person Cub Scout position specific leader training for all Cubmasters, Committee Chairs, Committee Members and Den Leaders.  All Cub Scout registered leaders can be fully trained in one afternoon, leaving the rest of the weekend for family time!

In addition to this essential training for adults, Scouts BSA youth will also be able to do Den Chief training.  This will provide Scouts interested in becoming a Den Chief hands-on experience working with Cub Scouts 

While the adults are in training, your Cub Scouts and siblings grades K+ will be participating in games and activities.  Bring them along for a full family event.  

This event is free to everyone but there are things you should provide for your family.

For those who are not planning to spend the weekend, you are free to check-out anytime after the campfire (about 7pm)



Schedule of events

  • 11 am – Den Chief Training check-in
  • 11am – 1pm Den Chief Training
  • Noon – Adult and family check-in
  • 1 – 4pm Leader Training and Cub Scout Program
  • 5pm Campfire and very light dinner
  • Immediately following campfire, those not camping for weekend can check-out at their convenience

What to Bring

  • Camping Gear
  • Personal Gear
  • Clothing appropriate for weather
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Class A uniform for training sessions
  • Cub Scouts can wear Class B uniform
  • Food & Water; we will provide a very light supper.  Families should plan accordingly
  • Snacks for during training
  • Water Bottles 
  • Bug Spray and Sun Screen

Registration for this event is required and closes on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 for the Norseland location.

Registration for the Cedar Point location closes on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

Question please contact Alex Osterberg at 920-570-2319 or

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Model Pre-Event Medical Screen Checklist Signature
Health For Parts A & B

Cub Scout Leader Training

We’re here to help you develop the skills you need so that your time as a Cub Scout volunteer is easier, more effective, and more fun! A trained leader is better prepared to make Cub Scouting all it can be.

STEP 1: Youth Protection Training
The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers and must be completed every 2 years.
To learn more about Youth Protection Training Click Here

STEP 2: Log In to Your My.Scouting Account
Youth Protection and other valuable online training courses can be accessed through

STEP 3: Position-Specific Training
In the BSA Learning Center, select your position and a learning plan will be created for you. The plan includes modules that are designed to allow you to complete them at your own pace.

Leaders who complete Youth Protection Training and Position-Specific Training earn the right to wear the Trained patch on the left sleeve of their uniform, beneath the patch representing the position for which they are trained.