Boy Scouts and Venturers get ready for our Council’s biggest camping event of the year, and go back to the time of the fur traders and trappers at the annual Rendezvous and Encampment, September 29-October 1 at Camp Warren Levis! Scouts will have the opportunity to participate in period authentic activities including black powder rifle shooting, blacksmithing, tomahawk and spear throwing, and much more.
Troops, this is a great opportunity to recruit Arrow of Light Scouts, so reach out to the Cub Scout Packs near you and invite those boys to join your Troop for the fun on Saturday! Arrow of Light Scouts must be invited by a Troop to camp.
Campsites are on a first come, first serve basis.
Units are responsible for providing, and cooking, their own food for the week end.
Camping in campsites only. All camps will be inspected before checkout. See Russ Leggett.
All fires will be above ground (in fire barrels) or in pits. When done with fire pit, extinguish fire, replace sod and water.
All vehicles will be parked in Lower Jacoby Field. Only one vehicle with a troop trailer will be allowed in camping area. Trailers will be disconnected and vehicle returned to Lower Jacoby Field.
Equipment will be dropped off in Lower Jacoby Field and carried to campsite by troop trailer or troop vehicle.
We will have to share trash barrels and tables. Please do so.
No cans, plastic bottles, or glass will be allowed in the Rendezvous program area.
No pranks or horseplay allowed.
The lake and docks are off limits to all participants. Individuals violating this rule will be asked to leave camp.
Cub Launch is a one day event where a Cub Scout will get to experience all things Cub Scouting including fishing, shooting sports, STEM experiments, community guest presenters, and much more! New this year… every Cub Scout will have the opportunity to earn their Bobcat requirement! The first advancement a Cub Scout can get. This event is perfect for brand new Cub Scouts as well as Cub Scouts who want to spend a fun Saturday Scouting!
WHO: Cub Scouts and Siblings $10 (the whole family is invited!)
WHEN and WHERE:
Saturday, Sept. 30
Camp Vandeventer (Kaskaskia): 9AM to 3PM
Saturday, Oct. 7
Beaumont Scout Reservation: 9 AM to 3 PM
Wentzville United Methodist Church (Boone Trails): 9 AM to 1 PM
Cape Girardeau (North Cape County Park): 9 AM to 1 PM
Mineral Area College (OZT): 9 AM to 12 PM
Camp Warren Levis (Piasa Bird & Cahokia Mounds): 9 AM to 12 PM
Camp Joy (Black Gold): 9 AM to 1 PM
O’Fallon IL Sportsman Club (St. Clair): 9 AM to 3 PM
Saturday, Oct. 21
Sikeston Jaycees Golf Course (Cherokee): 9 AM to 1 PM
WHAT: Outdoor activities include, fishing, BB guns, archery, slingshots, STEM experiments, leatherworking, earn the Bobcat Badge, horseback riding, campfire cooking, and much more! (each location’s activities are subject to change)
All locations will be set up open-house style, so come and go as you please. Stay for a couple hours or the entire time, whatever is best for you.
Picnic lunches are encouraged but concessions and trading post souvenirs will be available for purchase.