Atlanta Area Council  

Powder Horn Training

Powder Horn is a training opportunity designed to expose Venturing Leaders, Boys Scout Leaders or Cub Scout Leaders to activities and resources necessary to operate a successful Venturing Ranger or Troop High Adventure Program.  Powder Horn is conducted over two (3-day) weekends.  The Atlanta Area Council will host its 7th Powder Horn Training Course in the Spring of 2016 at Woodruff Scout Reservation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Help Boy Scout & Venturing Leaders to safely conduct outdoor activities of a fun and challenging nature.
  • Provides an introduction to the resources necessary to successfully lead their Venturers and older Boy Scouts through a program of high adventure.
  • Familiarizes the Advisor with the Ranger program so that he or she can help the Venturer to meet the requirements of the Ranger Award.
  • This course is based on the Venturing Ranger requirements giving participants an exposure to outdoor/high adventure activities.

Powder Horn Classes and Activities:

This Powder Horn Course will include the following Ranger Core Requirements and Electives:

Backpacking; Communication; Conservation; Project Development; Cooking; Emergency; Preparedness; Expedition Planning; First Aid; Plants, Wildlife & Ecology; Wilderness Survival; Land Navigation; Leave No Trace Camping; Life Saver; Mountaineering; Outdoor Living History; Overnight; Physical Fitness; Shooting; Sports; Working with Teens.

Note: No one is required to do an activity they feel uncomfortable with

Qualifications for Participating:

  • Must be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Must have completed the Position Specific Training (for your position) prior to attending Powder Horn.
  • Be able to meet physical requirements of BSA Annual Medical Record (Parts A, B, C) in a backcountry environment.

Upcoming Courses

Upcoming courses to be announced.



1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.989.8820

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 6:00pm (M-F) 
9:00am - 1:00pm (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)


1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.988.9912

Hours of Operation:
9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. (M-F) 
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)