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Description: OKPIK 2012-CANCELLED
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Registration Begins: 11/3/2011
Last Day to Register: 1/13/2012
Contact E-mail: paul.kendzierski@gmail.com
Cost: $75.00


OKPIK Cold Weather Training scheduled for January 21-22 and February 25-26, 2012, has been cancelled due to low registration numbers.

Cold Weather Training is a Pre-requisite

OKPIK Weekend 1
January 21-22, 2012
Camp Southaven 10784 Rte. 98 Freedom, NY 14065

OKPIK Weekend 2
February 25-26, 2012
Schoellkopf Scout Reservation, 1373 Burrough Rd, Cowlesville, NY 14307

COST IS $75.00 for both weekends.

Limited to the first 35 to register!

Open to Scouts, Scouters and Venturers, and Venture Crew Leaders. Minimum age 14 (with written permission from Troop/Crew Leader).

Both weekends will be tent camping.

OKPIK is the Inuit word for the Arctic or Snowy Owl, and serves as the symbol for BSA High Adventure Cold Weather Training Program.

Okpik has two aims. One is to train the individual to be able to enjoy the outdoors and a camping experience in cold weather (and let’s face it, it’s not always warm and dry when Scouters camp).

The second aim is to train the trainer. We want to train Scout leaders and experienced Scouts in the unique skills of cold weather camping so that they can take the knowledge and skills they have learned on the course and bring them back to their units. We want to see all Scout units extend their camping season to all 12 months of the year.

Becoming Okpik trained is more than just taking a course; graduation carries with it the responsibility of taking the training back to your unit.


  • First Aid
  • Equipment Making
  • Cook and Nutrition
  • Tents and Shelters
  • Winter Travel
  • Clothing Systems
  • Sleep Systems
  • Winter Activities
  • Nature
  • Snowshoes

For more information contact: Paul Kendzierski, Course Director, 716-824-2348 (paul.kendzierski@gmail.com)

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