Spring Rendezvous at Camp Minsi
April 20-22, 2018
Calling all Venturing Crews and older-Scout patrols! The Spring Rendezvous is an exciting opportunity for Venturing Crews (and Venturing-aged Boy Scout patrols) to participate in service, adventure and outdoor fellowship at Camp Minsi.
On Saturday, crews will spend their morning giving back to Scouting with a variety of fun service projects throughout camp (including such projects as trail maintenance and landscaping, setting up campsite canvas and cots, painting, and general camp-wide spring clean-up.)
Crews will then spend their afternoon and evening sharing in some awesome outdoor adventures and fellowship events at Camp Minsi -- such as open boating on Stillwater Lake (including paddling as a crew in our massive war canoe); participating in unique hands-on shooting sports activities at all three of our shooting ranges; climbing our 30-foot spar-pole; lumberjacking and tomahawk throwing; Dutch oven cooking; hot-iron branding, backcountry hikes; and much more.
Come for the full weekend or just for the day on Saturday. Crews will stay in the two-person canvas wall-tents (with cots) in Camp Minsi’s campsites. All meals on Saturday will be provided, and shower facilities will also be available.
Cost is $10.00 per person (includes campsite, a patch, and all meals on Saturday). Money will be collected when you check-in at the event (cash or checks made payable to Venturing Crew 940).
This event is being organized and sponsored by Venturing Crew 940 in cooperation with the Minsi Trails Council's Venturing Officer Association (VOA) and the Camp Minsi summer camp staff.
SPRING RENDEZVOUS SCHEDULE:
Crew arrival and check-in between 6pm and 10pm. Move in, set-up and settle into your campsite.
8:00am: Continental Breakfast
9:00am: Service Projects:
- Campsite set-up (canvas & cots)
- Trail maintenance
- Camp improvement projects
2:00pm: Open Programs:
- Boating (canoes, rowboats, & war canoe)
- Shooting Sports (rifle, shotgun & archery)
- Spar-Poll Climbing
- Backwoods Hikes
- Tomahawk and Knife Throwing
- Hot-iron Branding
- Lumberjacking & Pioneering
8:30pm: Campfire & Cracker Barrel
Breakfast on your own. Clean-up campsite. Check out and depart between 9am and noon.