Greater Saint Louis Area Council - 2019/2020 Okpik Cold Weather Training

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2019/2020 Okpik Cold Weather Training

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The purpose of the nationally acclaimed OKPIK program, made famous at Northern Tier, is to teach Scouts and Scouters how to be comfortable and safe while camping in cold weather. This training enables Scout units to extend their outdoor camping season to a full 12-months. These unique skills are delivered in a safe environment and culminates in a 24-hour outdoor overnight session that tests your new-found skills while enjoying some Scout fellowship and competition. This is NOT a survival skills session – it IS an opportunity to learn about how winter camping can be
fun and exciting, and still be enjoyable! Program is delivered in a troop setting, where each participant is assigned to a unique cold weather patrol. There are three troop meetings that are mandatory for graduation. The third troop meeting is our outdoor overnight adventure!

Program areas include: 1st aid, cooking, nutrition, travel planning, shelters, clothing systems, sleeping systems, mental aspects of winter camping, nature, games, and FUN!

This is the 6th offering for OKPIK here in the St Louis area and is LIMITED to the first 48 participants! Adults must be registered Scout leaders, have current Youth Protection training, and must have the appropriate medical forms. Youth must be 14 years old and at least 1st Class as of Dec. 14, 2019, have long term camping experience, and have their Scoutmaster’s approval. Venturers may participate with the same restrictions less the 1st Class rank. Medical forms parts A and B, Youth Permission Slip, and Scoutmaster/Advisor Approval form are all required at check-in on Dec.14th, and can be found at the bottom of this site. 

Cost for the program is $55.


When & Where
Troop Meeting #1
Beaumont Scout Reservation
Saturday 12-14-2019 7:00 AM CT to 6:00 PM CT
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Troop Meeting #2
Beaumont Scout Reservation
Saturday 01-04-2020 7:00 AM CT to 6:00 PM CT
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Troop Meeting #3
Beaumont Scout Reservation
Saturday 01-25-2020 8:00 AM CT to
Sunday 01-26-2020 12:00 PM CT
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