Scouts & Parents......I highly recommend this training for all scouts & adult campers......I have been many times over the years, as well as many of our T219 leaders. See attached documents for additional INFO & schedule. YOU must register online. Bring a thermos full of hot chocolate & snacks for the day. Day pack recommended
Join Great Alaska Council for the premier cold weather and winter survival training in Alaska! Space is limited so sign up today!
Okpik or ukpik (the Inupiaq word for snowy owl, pronounced ook pick) is the Great Alaska Council’s cold winter weather training program.
Register online...cost is $35 dollars >https://scoutingevent.com/610-10545
This year, Okpik will take place December 3 & 4 and will be an overnight < optional. Participants, who should include adult leaders & parents with limited winter camping experience and senior scouts in leadership positions or younger scouts accompanied by an adult. You will learn principles of staying warm in a cold environment through proper hydration, nutrition, clothing, shelter and gear. Training will also cover the prevention and treatment of cold weather injuries. Lessons will take place on cooking and sanitation in a winter setting as well as the recognition of winter risks in planning unit activities. Leave No Trace in a winter setting will also be discussed.
Participants should dress for the weather inside and out...layers. You will arrive at 7:30 on Saturday morning in Camp Gorsuch (not in Carlquist!) with opening ceremonies beginning at 8. Instruction, both lecture and hands-on work will continue throughout the day with both lunch and dinner provided. Testing for certification will take place at about 7:30 p.m. In the evening there will be a guest lecture or film. On Sunday morning, a quick breakfast and optional activities will be provided. The closing ceremony and awards will follow.
Questions or applications to serve as staff (see back) should be directed to:
Dorn Van Dommelen
Great Alaska Council Service Center
3117 Patterson St
Anchorage, Alaska 99504
When & Where
Saturday 12-03-2016 7:30 AM to
Sunday 12-04-2016 11:00 AM
22700 Camp Gorsuch Rd
Chugiak, Alaska 99567
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> Steve Puterbaugh
> SM, Troop 219
> ER, AK
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