The Powder Horn course is designed to help the troop, team, or crew by exposing older Scouts, Venturers, and adult leaders to safely conducted 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. The course presenters are expert consultants, from inside and outside of Scouting, in each outdoor high adventure activity. It is not a certification event. It is for any youth or adult interested in experiencing a unit-level, high-adventure program. The purpose of a Powder Horn course includes:

  • Safe participation in fun and challenging outdoor activities.

  • An introduction to resources, including expert local consultants, that can improve a unit's program.

  • Exposure to new and exciting high-adventure activities Award.

  • Help in delivering the promise at the unit level.

  • Promoting youths' and adults' creativity when delivering high-adventure programs.

  • Fee includes all food, activities and course t-shirt or hat.

  • All participants must have a current BSA physical and be current in the following trainings: Youth Protection, Safe Swim and Safety Afloat.

  • All participants that complete the course will receive a Powderhorn dangle and certificate

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Contact Information

(602) 955-7747
(602) 955-0570 (Fax)


2969 N Greenfield Rd
Phoenix, Arizona 85016-7715


Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(excluding Holidays)

GCCBSA is a 501c3 organization

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