Unit Recharter Turn In.
We will be in the Adult Education Bldg. on the first floor, room 3102 at White’s Chapel UMC Southlake. 9AM to Noon.
Unit Recharter Turn In.
Adult Education Bldg. on the first floor, room 3102 at White’s Chapel UMC Southlake. 9AM to Noon.
Mountain Man Rendezvous
December 26-28, 2019
Registration fee is $35 per person. ($45 AFTER NOVEMBER 15) No meals are provided.
We will begin accepting Golden Passport project proposals on September 10th, 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 the Climbing / Rappelling* and 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
*Climbing / Rappelling scheduling: We expect all available slots for the Climbing / Rappelling event to be filled. This means that many units will not be able to participate in this activity. The units who qualify for the Golden Passport will be guaranteed a time to both Climb and Rappel from the Mountain. Those units not earning the Golden Passport will be able to participate in this event only if slots are not filled with Golden Passport units based on time of registration at the event.
Does not guarantee primitive camping.
2019 KNIFE WORKSHOPS
Registration for the Knife Workshops is TBA.
November 2 8AM-4PM – tentative
November 16 8AM-4PM – tentative
There will only be two days this year for workshops. These are first registered first served events. We only have slots for 150 participants each day, so make sure you register early.
Kits will be $15 if pre-registered, or $20 at the door.
WE ARE IN NEED OF ANTLERS! If you have or know of anyone who has access to antlers, we are gathering them for knife handles. These donations help keep the cost of the knife kits down. Please contact Daren Perkins if you can help.
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:
1.Tents, gear and clothing MUST simulate an early 1800’s mountain man campsite. a.ALL modern things must be hidden under blankets or canvas covers, or cleverly disguised.
b.Horseless carriages are permitted for a fast unload then they MUST go to the parking corral for the remainder of the Rendezvous.
c.When it is lights out you MUST go to bed. Violators may be told to move out of the area the next morning.
d.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)
e.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 dropcloths on sale… they make great tents with a little effort.
Schedule of Upcoming Events
Below are the planned dates to help everyone get ready for the Rendezvous.
September 5 – Participant Registration opens
September 10 – Begin accepting Golden Passport project proposals
September 15 – Knife Workshop Registration opens
November 2 – Alliance / Colleyville host Knife Workshop (all day) – tentative
November 9 – Council Camporee Knife and Hawk display and ranges
November 16 – Carrollton/Lewisville host Knife Workshop (all day) – tentative
November 15th – Begin Late registration fee for staff & Participants
December 1 – Golden Passport projects completed and reported on
December 15 – Registration Closes
December 20 – Primitive Camp Applications due
December 26-28 – MMR 2019
Winter Camp Merit Badge Program – Lakeview Lodge
Sid Richardson Scout Ranch. Dec. 26 to Dec. 30.
Four days of fun and merit badges at Lakeview Lodge at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch. Older Scouts and Venturers can also attend our U.S. Cavalry Living History Camp.
Scroll down or click here to register for Winter Camp. Merit Badges offered will depend on requests and on the qualifications of the adult staff. Additional Eagle-required Merit Badges are added on request when qualified adult staff are available. (availability depends on skills of adult instructors).
Merit Badges offered can include:
(final list determined by participant requests)
Archery Astronomy Aviation (special request) Basketry
Citizenship in the Community Citizenship in the Nation Citizenship in the World Climbing
Communications Computers Electricity Electronics
Emergency Preparedness Engineering Environmental Science Fingerprinting
Fire Safety First Aid Fishing Forestry
Graphic Arts Home Repair Leatherwork Pioneering
Rifle Shooting Space Exploration Wilderness Survival
Other activities include:
Talent Show Climbing Volleyball
Shooting Movies Competitions
A week of fun and merit badges at Lakeview Lodge. Please check the Merit Badges you are interested in taking. Merit Badges offered will depend on requests and on the qualifications of the adult staff. Additional Eagle-required Merit Badges are added on request when qualified adult staff are available. Please list any additional merit badges you recommend to add to the program (availability depends on skills of adult instructors).
U.S. Cavalry – Frontier Living History Camp
Enlist as a soldier in the 4th U.S. Cavalry on the 1870’s Texas frontier. Fire carbines, cannons, and Gatling guns in battle reenactments of the Red River War of 1872-74 and the Civil War 1861-65. Our youth and adult staff are expert reenactors and certified artillery instructors who have participated in many of the largest Civil War battle reenactments in the country, including the 150th anniversary Gettysburg battle.
During your enlistment you will drill, patrol, and fight battles against bands of outlaws and Comancheros. The week will climax with large battles against local Civil War reenactment groups. Ends with an overnight stay in the barracks at Historic Fort Richardson State Park.
Volunteer to Staff: Youth or adults who would like to help staff Winter Camp should contact the Camping Registrar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scouts BSA Winter Camp: all food, lodging, and program equipment provided.
U.S. Cavalry Camp: all food, program equipment & supplies, powder & shooting supplies, and cavalry uniforms provided. Must be at least 13 to participate in Living History Program.
U.S. Cavalry Frontier Living History Camp
Sid Richardson Scout Ranch. Dec. 27 to Dec. 30th.
•Participants must be Scouts (at least 13), Venturers, or adults.
•Both individual youth and groups may attend.
•Cannons, Gatling gun, carbines, uniforms, equipment, and food provided.
•Tents or barracks are provided, depending on the winter weather
•See photos or Winter camp and other reenactments below.
•Report for duty to Sid Richardson Scout Ranch.
•Scroll down or click here to register.
•Click here for PDF form.
Join our living history staff and Crew 1872 for a week as a soldier in the 4th U.S. Cavalry on the 1870’s Texas frontier. Fire carbines, cannons, and Gatling guns in battle reenactments of the 1870’s Red River War and the Civil War (1861-65).
U.S. Cavalry Camp: all food, program equipment & supplies, powder & shooting supplies, and cavalry uniforms provided. Must be at least 13 to participate.
Our youth and adult staff are expert reenactors and certified artillery instructors who have participated in many of the largest Civil War battle reenactments in the country, including the 150th anniversary Gettysburg battle (see photos).
In our U.S. Cavalry program you’ll wear the uniform, learn the drills, eat the food, and live the life of a trooper in the famous 4th U.S. Cavalry, which fought with distinction against the Confederate army and later the Comanche and Kiowa.
For the last night of camp we’ll move to historic Fort Richardson State Park, home of the 4th and 6th U.S. Cavalry Regiments in the 1870’s.During the week you will drill, patrol, and fight battles against bands of bandits and Comancheros. The week will climax with large battles against local Civil War reenactment groups. Following the battle, we’ll travel 20 miles west and report to historic Fort Richardson State Park, tour historic fort, and sleep in the barracks. On December 30 or 31 you will be mustered out of the army on the parade ground at Fort Richardson.
Frontier history participants should bring lots of warm clothing. Soldiers need thermal underwear and insulating garments (polypro, wool, capilene, thermax, fleece, etc.) to wear under our cavalry uniforms. Participants need sleeping bags/blankets, pillows, canteen, and camping gear, etc. For details and for information on earning the Venturing Living History requirements, email
, US Cavalry Outpost Director.
Email the Camping Registrar: