Northeast Illinois Council - OKPIK Training for Cold Weather Camping

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OKPIK Training for Cold Weather Camping

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OKPIK is a “High Adventure” training program that expands Scouts and Venturers plus adult Scouters & Advisors knowledge of how to prepare themselves, plan for the proper nutrition and equipment, when the high temperature of the day is 50 degrees or below with inclement weather.

BSA Health Form:  The pdf document previously provided is no longer valid. Go to "Attachments" for the link to the National web page.  Click on, "Are You Going Camping?" to complete Part A, B, and C.  

MINIMUM YOUTH REQUIREMENTS 

  • First Class Scout 
  • 14 years old
  • Has the Camping Merit Badge.

The objectives of the OKPIK Course are to:

  1. Build confidence in the participant’s ability and excitement to camp ALL year-around.
  2. Expand each Unit / Crew’s Outdoor program.
  3. Provide experienced Scouts / Venturers and Scouters / Advisors who can and will share the OKPIK Training with their Unit / Crew.

This course is limited to the first 50 registrants.

The Course consists of three Classroom periods and an Outdoor practical. All sessions must be completed fully to finish the OKPIK Course.

The classroom sessions will be held at our office: The Kasperson Center for Scouting, 850 Forest Edge Dr, Vernon Hills, IL  60061.  A scout uniform is expected for all classroom sessions.

Classroom Session Dates: 

  • November 6, 2022
  • November 20, 2022
  • December 4, 2022

The outdoor session will be held at Camp Sol R Crown, 11651 304th Ave. (County Road B), Trevor, WI  53179

Outdoor Practical Session Dates: 

  • January 7 and 8, 2023
Contact
When & Where
OKPIK Classroom Session 1
Kasperson Center for Scouting
Sunday 11-06-2022 1:00 PM CT to 5:30 PM CT Past
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OKPIK Classroom Session 2
Kasperson Center for Scouting
Sunday 11-20-2022 1:00 PM CT to 5:30 PM CT Past
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OKPIK Classroom Session 3
Kasperson Center for Scouting
Sunday 12-04-2022 1:00 PM CT to 5:30 PM CT Past
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OKPIK Overnight Practical Session
Camp Sol R Crown
Saturday 01-07-2023 7:30 AM CT to
Sunday 01-08-2023 12:00 PM CT
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