Okpik Information

OKPIC INFORMATION

Denver Council Okpik Page
This two day and two night adventure develops confidence and skills in camping and living in the outdoors during extreme weather conditions. Receive training in physical preparation, cold weather dress, first aid and emergency procedures, food and water, equipment use while experiencing cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and winter shelter building. This experience is the embodiment of the Boy Scout's motto to "Be Prepared" .

Okpik is state-of-the-art training to give leaders, (both youth and adult), confidence in taking groups into a cold environment and support a year-round camping program. Our cold weather training is appropriate only for those leaders and campers who already have basic Scouting skills and mild weather camping experience. Our training includes skills that can ensure a successful, fun and safe cold weather camping experience. These must know skills are important because cold weather camping mistakes can be serious and certainly are not something upon which to build young Scout’s experience.

WHAT TO BRING AND WHAT TO WEAR

Welcome and Introduction

Secrets of Winter Warmth


Sleeping

Boots

Layering


NOLS VIDEOS

(National Outdoor Leadership School Educational Videos)

Winter Warmth - Winter Layering System


Winter Warmth - Camp and Sleep System

BUILDING A QUINZEE

Quinzee Construction Video






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