Okpik 2019/2020 Classroom Session #1

Okpik 2019/2020 Classroom Session #1
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Camp Lowden: 4418 S. Scout Road
Oregon, IL, US
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2019 /2020 Blackhawk Area Council OKPIK
Cold Weather Camping Course - Train the Trainer
"Non Semper Erit Aestas"
"It Will Not Always Be Summer"


Blackhawk Area Council announces Okpik Cold Weather Camping Training For Troop Leaders, Sr Scouts, Troop Trainers 14 & Up.

Our Train the Trainer program will provide you the knowledge and materials to conduct winter camping training within your units. This program covers the skills and techniques needed to ensure a successful, fun, and safe cold weather camping experience. These include physical preparation, clothing, food & water, sanitation, first aid and emergency procedures, shelter building, traveling in snow, and making equipment. Cold weather camping mistakes can be deadly. The skills learned in the Okpik Program will make cold weather camping an enjoyable, safe Scouting experience.


To provide a train the trainer opportunity to scout leaders and experienced youth in the unique skills of winter camping. The intent of this course is to help scout troops to extend their camping season to all 12 months of the year. It is expected that the participants of this course will go back to their units and share the knowledge and skills learned in this course. Because of this, the course is limited to adults and experienced youth only (at least 14 years old, approved by their home Troop Scout Master and the Course Director).

Dates & Times:

  • November 9,2019 (Classroom, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
  • December 14, 2019 (Classroom, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
  • January 18, 2020 (Outdoor Classroom, 8:30 AM. 3:30 PM)
  • February 1-2, 2020 (Practical, Camp Lowden, Oregon, IL)

All three Classroom sessions and a practical outdoor campout are required to complete the course.
If you have any questions please contact the Course Director at okpik@blackhawkscouting.org

Course Fee: $20 NON-refundable deposit at time of registration $110.00 paid in full by October 9, 2019

(students should plan for additional food and gear costs)
Make Checks Payable to: Blackhawk Area Council

$110.00 per Adult
$110.00 per Youth (14-17 yrs)
Cancellation Policy
$20 deposit is non-refundable. Refunds, for course fees beyond the deposit, must be submitted in writing to the Course Director 30 days before the first day of the course.

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