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Winter Indaba Weekend - March 7 & 8, 2020 at Camp Woods for Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Scouters

January 27, 2020

Your Chinook Council Adventure Mentors, with the help of the Western Training Committee, are pleased to announce registration is open for the Winter Adventures/Camping Indaba Weekend March 7 and 8. This Indaba is open to Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Scouters from any Council.

The goal of the Indaba is to give "New Scouters" and Scouters wanting to gain some or improve their basic skills the knowledge, skills and comfort to take their youth out for some winter adventures. These Indaba Session are not directed to skilled winter adventurers. We will be running two session tracks at the Indaba.

  • Basic - focused on Beavers & Cubs, but open to all novice winter adventurers, will give Scouters an opportunity to learn and practice skills need for a base camp style winter camp/adventure. We will learn about program activities, food, equipment, safety, basic winter skills and have lots of fun doing it. This track will allow participants the opportunity sleep outdoors in tents or indoors for an additional fee. Food will be provided, but the participants will do the cooking. Mentor Team for this is Scouter Steve Weirenga, Scouter Dave Betts, Scouter John Arthurs & Scouter Ray Dunn. A fee of $20 for the Basic Indaba sessions includes all of your camping fees, food and program materials. An additional $5 fee will be charged for campers preferring to sleep indoors.
  • Advanced - more focused on Scouts & Venturers, but open to all more skilled winter adventurers, will give Scouters an opportunity to learn and practice skills need for a more remote style winter camp/adventure. This track will require participants outdoors, unless there is a good reason this is not good for the Scouter. Food will be provided, but the participants will do the cooking. Mentor Team for this is Scouter James Tucker, Scouter Pete Haggarty & Scouter JF Forget. A fee of $25 for the Advanced Indaba sessions includes all of your camping fees, food and program materials.
    Participants will be asked to treat this like any outdoor winter adventure, just with onsite Subject Matter Experts to assist and share their knowledge. Sleeping and cooking outside is required for this program.

Where is the Indaba at? We will be camping/adventuring at Camp Woods.

When is the Indaba? The Indaba will be held on March 7 and 8, 2020. Arrival time on March 7 is by 9:30 a.m. Indabas will begin at 10:00 a.m. Departure will be after Camp Woods is cleaned up and all equipment is packed. Best guess is about 2:00 p.m. on March 8.

What do I bring? A packing and instructions list will be supplied after you registered. You will need your camping gear, clothes, a mess kit, a song, skit & cheer and a desire to have some fun.

When do Registrations Close? Registrations will be open until noon on March 4, 2020.

Where do I register at? Registrations are taken using this logi-forms link - https://forms.logiforms.com/formdata/user_forms/77622_4155497/374873/

How do I pay? Part of the registration process directs you to make a PayPal payment.

I have a question, who do I ask? Please send any questions about the Winter Adventures/Camping Indaba Weekend to Scouter John at seascouterjohn@live.com. He will get you an answer.