Attention Scouts of all ages! A very special weekend camping opportunity is soon approaching. The council-wide Rendezvous will be held at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation, near Loysville, PA, on October 13-15, 2017.
The event is open to Scouts of all ages, from Cub Scouting through Venturing. The event is also open to parents and families to attend and we welcome all visitors. Cub Scout and Webelos families wishing to participate for the weekend must family camp; however, Webelos Scouts can also attend camp with a Boy Scout Troop. Scout Troops and Venturing Crews will be able to camp as a unit. With adult parents or adult leadership all Scouts can also choose to register as day visitors. For those camping the Rendezvous program will run Friday night through Sunday morning.
Our 2017 STEM Rendezvous event will bridge traditional trades skills with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or “STEM.” There are new awards and achievements available for Cubs, Scouts, and Venturers in the BSA STEM program, and the camporee aims to give you a sampling of various STEM skills and ideas. Some events will match requirements needed for the STEM award program in Scouting. Others will give Scouts a taste of some of the interesting things that they can do in the STEM program. And other events are pure fun. In addition, the encampment will include a midway with numerous display, demonstration, activities and vendors. The weekend event will conclude with a closing campfire fireworks show.
There will be a lot of events, stations to see and hands on activities. We’ve broken the program down into areas, each focusing on the different branches of STEM. In each area there will be fun activities for all scouts. Some stations will be just for Cub Scouts and other will only be for Boy Scouts. Some stations will be high adventure based and only for Venturers.
The registration fee $28.00 per person (youth and adults) camping for the weekend, the fee includes your camping fee, event patch and Rendezvous program. Anyone camping for the weekend will need to bring their own tent, camping gear and food for the weekend.
Cold and hot food and drinks will be available for sale Saturday lunch through Saturday dinner.
Registration information will be announced in the near future.