2021 Powderhorn

2021 Powderhorn
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22799 N Elbert Road
Elbert, CO 80106, US
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Welcome to the 2021 Powder Horn Experience to be held Friday, August 6th to Sunday August 8th, 2021 at beautiful Charles S. McNeil Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch. Powder Horn is designed to expose youth and adult leaders in Scouts BSA - 14 and over, Venturing and Sea Scout programs to high adventure, robust activities and resources necessary to enhance your unit, district or council outing and events.

This Experience is designed to help youth and adults to safely conduct activities of a fun and challenging nature. The Experience is not a total training program or certification in any of the events, however there will be some aspects of the Venturing Ranger Award that can be fulfilled. Achieving the Powder Horn dangle requires the participant to complete eight out of 10 events. Physical participation is NOT mandatory. Merely observing the session will be sufficient.

Some of the activities that may be offered:

  • Shotgun
  • Pistol/Rifle
  • Archery
  • Scuba (additional cost)
  • Waterfront
  • Wilderness First-Aid
  • Leave No Trace / Outdoor Ethics
  • Backpacking Packing / Scouting on a Dime / Hiking
  • Orienteering / Geocaching
  • Climbing
  • Games in the Older Youth Program
  • Expedition Planning
  • Order of the Arrow Fireside chat
  • Yoga
  • Awards
  • Older Youth Programs (Sea Scouting)
  • Winter Scouting / Winter Sports
  • International Scouting

Activities you can add at an additional cost:

  • Explore SCUBA ($35 and limited to 20 people)
  • The Kodiak Challenge ($15.00) (A youth driven outdoor adventure based leadership training experience that can be earned while going through the Powderhorn sessions!)


  • $165.00 - For all participants

There will be a $50 non-refundable deposit with the balance due in full by July 15, 2021. A BSA Health Form parts A, B and C are required for this event.

Lunch on Friday, August 6 is the first meal provided. Breakfast on Sunday, August 8 is the last meal provided. 

Prerequisites and training required:

  • Registered member of the BSA
  • Leader Specific Training for Adult Leaders
  • Youth must have completed the unit's version of leadership training (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops, Ships, or Crews). Previous attendance at NYLT is recommended for youth participants but not required.
  • Youth Protection
  • Hazardous Weather
  • Climb On Safely
  • Safety Afloat
  • Safe Swim Defense

I look forward to seeing you at Powderhorn/Kodiak hosted by DAC in 2021!

Curtis Letson
Course Director

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$180.00 per Powderhorn and Kodiak
$200.00 per Powderhorn and SCUBA
$165.00 per Powderhorn Participant
Cancellation Policy
There is a $50 non-refundable deposit. If camp closes to due Covid-19 all monies will be refunded in full. Please contact Curtis, if you become ill with Covid-19 or have been in close contact with 14 days. All participants must social distance as much as possible and wear a mask at all times.