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BSA High Adventure!

Okpik is an Official BSA High Adventure Program like Philmont or the National Jamboree.  Okpik is also the official state-of-the-art training course designed to give adult Scouters and Junior Leaders confidence in taking a small group into a cold environment and supporting a year-round camping program. The course consists of three weekend expeditions with each outing building on the skills learned in the previous level.

Cold-weather camping is any camping that takes place when the high temperature of the day is 50 degrees F or below.  Okpik covers the skills and techniques that must be learned and the planning that must be done to ensure a safe, successful, and fun cold-weather camping experience.  These include physical preparation, clothing, food and water, sanitation practices, first aid and emergency procedures, shelter and shelter building, methods of travel in snow, and making equipment.

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January 5-8, 2001
Cabin #2
Okpik 1 is prerequisite for Okpik 2 and Okpik 3
Cost $55  Includes training supplies, food, some equipment

February 2-4, 2001
Location To Be Announced (Where the snow is)

Snowshoeing and Wilderness Camping
Cost $75 Includes snowshoes, food and some equipment

February 17-19
Allegheny National Forest, PA

Snowshoeing and Wilderness Camping
Cost $85 Includes snowshoes, food and some equipment

Open to all Venture Crews, Scouters, and Scouts in good health, at least 1st Class, and age 13 by 1/1/2001.

For Details, Contact Tom Johnston

(Co-Author of "Winter Camping," BSA Fieldbook)

bullet Email: 
bulletSnail Mail: Tom Johnston
Boy Scout Okpik Training, NE
401 Maryvale Drive
Buffalo, NY 14225
bullet Phone: (716) 891-4073






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