Upcoming Events

WinterFest 2018! 

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Area 2 Rendezvous @ Camp Wisdom
Mar 23 @ 4:30 pm – Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm
Area 6 Event SOAR @ Latimer Scout Reservation
Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm – Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm

Does your Crew enjoy “Escape Rooms”?  Well Area 6 SOAR is the event to attend at Latimer Reservation in Spencer, Tn.  Test teamwork, puzzle solving and brain teasers while getting your team out of our multiple locked rooms!! Opportunities for Shooting Sports, Rapelling, Mtn Biking, Land Navigation, STEM, Water Sports as well.

Area Venturing Applications due
Apr 1 all-day

Discovery Area 8 Event @ Jack Graves Scout Reservation
Apr 6 – Apr 8 all-day

Join Venturers from across Oklahoma and Arkansas, as we “Lead the Adventure” at Discovery 2018! Whether rappelling, sailing, or experiencing all that Discovery has to offer, you and your crew will make memories to last a lifetime at this annual event.


Sam Houston Area Council Powder Horn Weekend 1 @ Tellepsen Scout Ranch
Apr 6 – Apr 8 all-day

Powder Horn

Powder Horn is an action-packed, hands-on, six-day course which helps Scouts and Scouters learn how to implement high adventure activities into their troop, crew or ship.

Do you have young adults in Venturing who are looking to breathe underwater because they have already learned how to filter it?  What about Boy Scouts who are ready to maximize their shooting skills?  Or Sea Scouts wanting to sail in a different country?  Would you like to expose your troop, crew or ship to rock climbing, Dutch oven cooking, geocaching, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, firefighting, search and rescue, trekking in a different countries, mountain biking, fly fishing, canoeing, wilderness first aid, astronomy, shooting sport (e.g., rifle, shotgun, handgun, archery), equestrian, 1860 baseball, wilderness survival, NYLT, Sea Scouts, the Kodiak Challenge, the Hornaday award, Messenger of Peace, living history, Leave No Trace, vendors, Jamboree, event planning, tying flies, scuba diving, and more?

The course spans two, three-day weekends:

Powder Horn is offered once every year, so do not miss this chance to attend.  Set your sights on a course that maximizes Scouting skills while bringing adrenaline, new activity ideas and leadership to your unit.  Powder Horn is designed to introduce and expose Venturing, Sea Scout and Boy Scout adult and youth leaders to the activities, training and resources necessary to manage a successful outdoor or high adventure unit-level program.  It is based on the eight core requirements and eighteen electives found in the Venturing Ranger program.  It is intended to help leaders get out of the box in finding and using resources, and in the way they lead their unit-level outdoor and high adventure programs.

Powder Horn trainers do not train you to be an expert, or even to be self-sufficient in any aspect of outdoor skills.  Unit leaders will still need to find knowledgeable, trained, and certified individuals to help provide a safe and exciting outdoor high adventure program.


Adult leaders from all Scouting programs and young adults age 14 and older are eligible to attend; there are no restrictions on attending the course a second time. The course has a limited capacity and fills up early, so don’t wait to register!  The cost is $275 per person.  Powder Horn is offered only once every year, so do not miss this chance to attend.

Register for Powder Horn

Southern Region Area 9 Venturing Olympics @ Camp Woodruff
Apr 13 @ 10:35 pm – Apr 15 @ 11:35 pm
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

NVOA office hours
Apr 18 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Sam Houston Area Council Powderhorn Weekend 2
Apr 20 @ 5:23 am – Apr 22 @ 6:23 am
Middle Tennessee Council Powderhorn Weekend 1 @ Latimer Scout Reservation
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day