Will You Be Up For the Challenge?
Hunting was a necessity of life for our forefathers, so we are offering a complete program area dedicated to testing your shooting sports skills. For our visiting Cub Scouts; BB's and archery. For the Boy Scouts & Venturers; archery, rifle, and shotgun shooting. For our Venturing crews; a special pistol shoot program. Hatchet throwing demonstrations and target throwing participation will be offered. Frontiersmen had to become experts in the forest and know how to live off the land. You too can see how you would survive the wilderness by identifying tree leaves, types of nuts and fruits, edible plants and wild ...
Online Rendezvous Catalog
Choose from a full line of T-shirts, hoodies, hats, polos, patches & more. All items are available with no minimum purchase price. You can have your order shipped directly to the Rendezvous for FREE or, you can ship as many items as you wish, directly to your address weeks before the Rendezvous, for one flat fee of $8.95. If you wish to have your order shipped to you, all orders must be placed online by September 24. Order placed after August 30 will be shipped directly to the Rendezvous. (NOTE: Orders shipped to the Rendezvous can be picked up at the trading ...
Looking to get a head-start on navigating Rendezvous this weekend? Check out the event map to to find out where the program areas are and important camp facilities. We’ve also made the weekend schedule available to make sure you don’t miss a thing!
Be prepare, have a plan for your day on Saturday so your Scouts can fit as many activities in their day as possible!
All campsites are being assigned in advance. Units may start bring their camp equipment to Hidden Valley on October 9 by contacting Ranger Josh Nimmerichter at (610) 750‐2650 to arrange a time for him to show you your campsite location. Units and individuals arriving after 3 p.m. on October 12 should plan to have Scouts carry personal gear from the parking lots to the campsites. Please try to carpool and pack all equipment in one vehicle. Only one vehicle per unit will be allowed to drop equipment in the campsite after 3 p.m. on October 12. Any Scout or Venturer who is 14 years of age or older MUST complete and turn in the Climbing Permission Slip to the Climbing Director if you wish to participant in climbing activities at Rendezvous.
For more information on parking, what to bring, climbing and the rifle and shot gun programs make sure to view the event information flyer. Please make sure you share this information with your unit.
Be sure to Like the council’s Facebook Page in order to be able to win prizes during the upcoming Rendezvous at Hidden Valley! Throughout the day on Saturday, we will be using Facebook and Twitter to interact with participants attending the event. When you click Like on our Facebook Page, stories posted on our Page will appear on your Wall (timeline) and may also appear in your news feed.
We will be posting on the council’s Facebook and Twitter page non-stop with contests, trivia, event info and photos! A Hidden Valley trivia question will be posted every hour! We’ll be giving away Rendezvous “swag” as prizes – things like sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats and more!
So, instead of leaving those cell phones at home when you head off to the Rendezvous, make sure to tell your Scouts to bring their phones with them to Hidden Valley!
Yes, units camping for the weekend should provide their own food for the entire weekend. Food venders will be on site for the day on Saturday. Units should practice leave no trace when preparing their fire ring or provide their own fire rings. Please do NOT bring firewood with you to camp. This is to avoid the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. When choosing to use ground fires, only use firewood gathered on Hidden Valley property.
Registration for the 2012 Great Sherman’s Creek Rendezvous has been extended five weeks from the original cut-off date. The new registration deadline is Friday, October 5, one week before the event. The registration fee is $20 per person.
The Great Sherman’s Creek Rendezvous is open to all Scouts and Scouters of any age from Tiger Cubs through Venturers. The event is Open to the Public so we encourage parents and families to attend. Seperate age-appropriate activities will be offered for the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.
How many volunteer staff members does it take to run the Great Sherman’s Creek Rendezvous? HUNDREDS! If you would like to participate in the Sherman’s Creek Rendezvous as a staff member or are planing on volunteering but haven’t submitted your application now is the time to do so!
As a Rendezvous staff member you will have the option to camp with your own unit, bring and set up your own tent or sleep inside one of the camp lodges with other Rendezvous staff. Staff meals will be served in the camp dining hall or bagged lunches will be delivered to your program location.
Staff applications should be filled out and returned with the $20 fee to the Mechanicsburg service center. If you have questions or would like to know what area’s are in need of volunteers, contact Todd Weidner at email@example.com or call (717) 432-5232.
Scouts are encouraged to register as a unit using the Rendezvous Registration Form. When registering, all adults in families that are camping overnight at the Rendezvous must be included in the number of adults/leaders listed in the attendance information. Siblings camping in the family camping area are free. All forms should be mailed or turned in to either the Mechanicsburg or York Service Centers.
Participants will be given bracelets showing they have paid for the event. All other visitors are invited to watch and participate in some of the special events that will be occurring throughout the weekend. Visitors, including parents and siblings, who are not camping and who are visiting Scouts on Saturday only, do not pay a fee.
Registrations are due by October 5, 2012.
The Rendezvous Committee reserves the right to NOT accept late unit registrations after 10/05/12.
A “Rendezvous” was an annual gathering held by a fur trading company at which trappers and mountain men sold their furs and hides and replenished their supplies. The Rendezvous at the season’s end were known to be lively, joyous places, where all were allowed – free trappers, Native Americans, wives and children, travelers and later on, even tourists who would venture from even as far as Europe to observe the festivities. One such observer described the Rendezvous as: “Mirth, songs, dancing, shouting, trading, running, jumping, singing, racing, target-shooting, frolic, with all sorts of extravagances that could be invented.
The Great Sherman’s Creek Rendezvous hearkens back to those original rendezvous. This Scout encampment will be held at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation (HVSR) as a Jamboree style event for everyone in the New Birth of Freedom Council. This event only comes around every four years so don’t miss out on this fun filled, action-packed weekend for Scouts, Scouters, and Scouting families.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
The Rendezvous program is open to Scouts and Scouters of any age, from Tiger Cubs through Venturers. This event is open to the public, so we encourage parents and families to attend and welcome all visitors. The registration fee is $20 per person due by August 31, 2012. Participants will be given bracelets showing they have paid for the event. All other visitors are invited to watch and participate in some of the special events that will be occurring throughout the weekend. Visitors, including parents and siblings (who are not currently registered Scouts), who are not camping and who are visiting Scouts on Saturday only, do not pay a fee.
WHERE IS RENDEZVOUS?
The Rendezvous will be held at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation (HVSR), located at: 268 Hidden Valley Rd. Loysville, PA 17047. For directions please visit ShermansCreekRendezvous.org.