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Here are the events and documents that were announced at the Chippewa Roundtable & in the email Newsletter that apply to November & December 2023.

Who: Okpik training is open to all levels of Scout leaders and experienced Scouting youth (Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouts) who are 13 years old by the date of the Indoor Session. Scouts BSA youth must be 1st class or above. For Scouts that are 13 years old, they must have Scoutmaster approval to attend.

All participants must submit a completed Annual Health & Medical form at the Indoor Session (parts A & B). In addition, all youth participants must submit a completed Activity Consent form at the Indoor Session. Participants must attend all sessions and patrol meetings to complete the course and earn the coveted Okpik cubes!

Cost: Register by November 1, 2023: $90 / November 2nd & after: $100 The fee covers registration, course materials, snacks during sessions, and a food allowance for the overnight session.

When and Where:

  1. Virtual Orientation - Wednesday, December 6, 2023 (6:30pm Check in. Orentation from 7:00pm - 9:00pm)

  2. Indoor/Outdoor Classroom Session – Saturday, December 9, 2023 (8:00am Check in; Session from 9:00am– 1:00pm)
    Camp Big Timber - 37W955 Big Timber Road - Elgin, IL        

  3. Outdoor Training Session – Saturday, January 6, 2024 (8:00am Check in; 9:00am – 1:00pm)
    Von Oven Scout Reservation - 701 S. West St. Naperville, IL 60540

  4. Outdoor Overnight Session – Friday-Saturday, February 9-10, 2024 (Arrival Fri 5:00pm; Departure Sat around 4:00pm)
    Camp Big Timber - 37W955 Big Timber Road - Elgin, Illinois

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Attend Training Academy on Saturday, November 11, 2023 to augment your leadership skills, so you are prepared to lead your Scouts through each and every transition they will make. Training Academy is your one-stop-shop for training on the things that matter to your unit, networking with other Scout leaders, and locating resources to enhance the program you offer your unit. Need another reason to attend? Training Academy is FREE* to all Three Fires Council-registered leaders as part of the program fee. (Leaders from other councils may attend for a small fee.)


Check out what Training Academy has to offer to help you lead your Scouts through their quantum leaps:

  • 74 adult leader classes in subjects you’re interested in: cooking, camping, activities, special needs, marketing your unit, membership, and more! 

  • 4 in-demand youth tracks: Den Chief, Senior Patrol Leader, Introduction To Leadership Skills For Troops (ILST), and Venture Leader (ILSC) training. Class sizes are limited; register your youth today to ensure they have a seat!

  • The Vendor Midway is chalk full of ideas for camping, activities, Blue & Gold entertainment, Council committee program offerings, and much more! Do you have a business that should be advertising in the Midway Vendor Catalog? Reserve space now.   

Learn more about the classes we’re offering at the Training Academy registration site today and reserve your seat. Registration is FREE until October 31st. Register now to avoid a late fee for registrations received on or after November 1st.

We look forward to seeing you at Training Academy in November!

Come out for an elegant evening of fun and fundraising at the Chicago Marriott in Naperville.

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