Central Minnesota Council - 2023 Area Wide Ripley Rendezvous

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2023 Area Wide Ripley Rendezvous

Event Details



Area Wide

Ripley Rendezvous 2023


Regular Registration April 1 - May 15 - Rate $75.00 (payment must be made in full before May 15th or you will be charged late fee)

Late Registration starts May 16 - Rate $90.00

Registration deadline May 22

All Scouts will need to have a parent fill out the Shooting Sports Waiver.  

you can find the form in the attachments on the right hand side of this registration page.

Special Note:

*Adding the Thursday evening arrival for the Friday TREK program fee is an additional $75.00. 

*Adding the Thursday evening arrival, not registering for the Friday TREK program- fee is an additional $25.00.

The Area Wide Ripley Rendezvous 2023 will be held at the Camp Ripley Army National Guard Training Facility north of Little Falls, MN. This springtime event is truly a unique opportunity to utilize the training facility's ranges, buildings, and natural beauty of the land.  The soldiers and staff of camp Ripley make this Scouting experience a “one of a kind’ positive leadership building experience for our Scouts and Scouters.  This event happens once every four years and this year proves to be another great adventure at Camp Ripley for our Scout family.  This event is a regional Scouting event and has Scout Troops coming from four states and Canada.

You will have the option to choose one of the 2 programs when you get to registering the participants name and information:

Extreme Program: Limit of 1,000 youth and adults; Youth: Age 14+ or Venturer

Rappelling, ropes course, obstacle course, capture the flag, EMS scenario at military cement city, Leader Reaction Course, & much more.

Adventurer Program: Limit of 3,000 youth and adults, Youth: Ages 10+

Shooting sports focus: 22 rifles, shot gun, archery, and much more

Action Center:  All Scouts and Scouters will get the opportunity to interact with the Action Center that features military vehicle interactive displays to include several vehicles and activities, State Highway Patrol, Camp Ripley Fire Department, and other EMS organizations with interactive activities programs.  The MN Department of Natural Resources, American Red Cross (new hands only CPR certification training), patch trading area, several wildlife organizations, and much more.   

This is Jamboree Style Camping (Your unit is responsible for camping gear and tents, food, food prep, scout trailers can be parked at camp site, all vehicles will be parked in a designated area.) Be sure to eat before you arrive on Friday.

 Saturday Lunch* will be provided.

*Important lunch meal message: due to the number of participants and the distribution process, we will not be able to accommodate any special diets. The Friday & Saturday lunch (cold lunch) will include gluten and dairy products, along with fruit, etc. Please plan for your special needs accordingly. Sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you!

Friday TREK Option: Extend the weekend adventure by arriving on Thursday evening.  This option is limited to approximately 300 of our Scouts and Scouters.  Adventure on selecting one of the three program Treks.  This extended program is limited due to the program options offered and busing space.  The three TREK options are an additional $75.00 fee.

            Option 1-Zip Line and Biking Trek (age and weight restrictions standards are enforced)  Parent Waiver required - $75 fee

            Option 2-Shore fishing and DNR Environmental project (Conservation Service Project).- $40 fee

            Option 3-Arrive Thursday evening and not sign up for any programs- $25 plus weekend fee

Special Eagle Scout Saturday Recognition dinner for Eagle Scouts ages 14-21

          A very special recognition dinner for our Eagle Scouts that are attending the Area Wide Ripley Rendezvous.  Please sign up your Eagle Scouts for this event during the online registration process.  The event includes a meal, special recognition presented by Camp Ripley, and a presentation focused on how Eagle Scouts can serve our nation and special opportunities for those that do.


The Lineup for the Saturday Evening Entertainment:

“Scouts Have Talent” Musical Show, Military Key Leader Guest Speaker Camp Ripley Welcome, Stage Show featuring “Deuces Wild” and ending the night with Fireworks.

If you would like more information about the participating in the "Scouts Have Talent" Musical Show go to: https://youtu.be/0cym18dbn70


There will be more fun surprises to our program that are not listed yet.

Leader Guides will be available around May 15 and will be sent to unit leaders contact e-mail addresses.

A Zoom meeting to address questions and to complete any final coordination questions will take place Sunday 21 May 7 pm -All leaders that are registered for the event will receive a zoom invite via e-mail on May 15th.  The zoom meeting is intended to answer questions that leaders may have, and that were not covered in the leader guide, all in one meeting since others may have some of the same questions.

Like us on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/Ripley-Rendezvous-100527430008144/

If you have any registration questions, please email Anna.Wilson@scouting.org . 

If you have questions about the program or facilities, please email Wade.Bastian@scouting.org .

If your unit has adults interested in being a volunteer staff for this Area Wide Ripley, please assist them by sending them the link below on what they can help with and how to register:


Note:  Registration changes will remain open until May 22.

No refunds. Fees are transferrable to another participant of this event.

When & Where
Ripley Rendezvous 2023
Camp Ripley
Thursday 06-01-2023 5:00 PM CT to
Sunday 06-04-2023 11:00 AM CT Past
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