Mountain Man Rendezvous
Mountain Man Rendezvous
We will begin accepting Golden Passport project proposals on September 30th, so get with your team and start planning it now.
For a unit to qualify for the Golden Passport they must meet the following criteria:
Have participated in at least one service or conservation project prior to the Rendezvous.
Email the Booshway or the Segundo for approval and include your unit number, youth leader name/phone/email, project plan, location, beneficiary, and estimated time to complete.
Minimum of 6 hours per Person per Unit for service/conservation project Documentation that the project has been completed (Letter from organization, picture book with work shown, etc.) Have been registered for this Rendezvous event prior to November 15th.
Email verification of the completed criteria to the Booshway and the Segundo along with the total number of hours it took to complete.
The Golden Passport advantages are:
Early check in time
Early times for starting activities
Scheduled times for Black Powder events- only Golden Passport units will be guaranteed to participate in these events, the most awesome events of the Rendezvous.
Allows you to skip to the front of long lines. Does not guarantee primitive camping.
It’s time to work on your regalia!
A great resource for regalia ideas is here: http://www.varsityrendezvous.com/pdf/clothing.pdf
Thrift stores are a great place to find treasures.
A leather skirt can become several possibles bags or part of a leather vest or jacket.
Wool blankets become capotes.
Old pairs of khaki pants become regalia pants.
old leather boots…etc You never know what you’ll find, you just need to be able to envision it as something new for your regalia.
If your unit is planning on Primitive Camping here are the rules:
Tents, gear and clothing MUST simulate an early 1800’s mountain man campsite.
ALL modern things must be hidden under blankets or canvas covers, or cleverly disguised.
Horseless carriages are permitted for a fast unload then they MUST go to the parking corral for the remainder of the Rendezvous.
When it is lights out you MUST go to bed. Violators may be told to move out of the area the next morning.
You MUST be pre-approved by the Tercero. Teams MUST send camping request and pictures of your campsite to Tercero@woodbadge.org at least one week BEFORE MMR. (DECEMBER 19)
You may ONLY camp where Tercero tells you to camp. You will have to pull up stakes if you setup in the wrong place!!
Campin’ in the Period Camp Area puts you near the activities which means: less walking, closer for meal breaks, better sleeping conditions and you are closer to the MMR Staff!
Summer is a great time to work on you primitive camping gear. Harbor Freight often puts their canvas drop cloths on sale… they make great tents with a little effort.
Thursday 12-26-2019 8:00 AM CT to
Saturday 12-28-2019 6:00 PM CT