Winter Camping Seminar and Field Trip – February 2017

Come spend an exciting and memorable weekend in the snow with us! Learn how to build an igloo and stay warm! Learn to identify dangerous avalanche conditions and how to avoid them. Learn basic winter survival skills and first aid. The seminar addresses all aspects of winter camping and outdoor travel in a condensed class room session that assumes basic backpacking knowledge and builds on that for a fun and safe experience in the winter.

The Winter Camping Seminar has two parts: a full day classroom session where you learn the necessary skills, and then a field trip where you put those skills to action by building an igloo and sleeping in it! To participate, boys must be at least 14 years old. This is a requirement due to the heavy lifting of snow blocks, the challenging work and extreme conditions the boys will be in. The class welcomes and encourages older scouts to assist as junior leaders.

How to Register

Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Field trip is limited to the first 100 registrants. Full payment ($15) is due at time of registration. Complete registration form and remit with payment.  Registration closes on January 30th, 2017.

Seminar

Saturday, February 11th, 2017
Location: LDS Church Mill Creek 11915 29th Ave SE, Everett, WA 98208.

Field Trip

Saturday and Sunday, February 25th – 26th at Stevens Pass. An adult from the unit is required on the mountain.

Requirements

Scouts must be 14 years old by February 11th.  (Age requirement applies for both the lecture as well as the field trip.) Parent signature is required on the registration form for ages 14-17.