Mountaineer Rendezvous

Come Experience the 3rd Annual Mountaineer Rendezvous


It's a Mountaineering experience like you are living in the 19th Century

This Introductory rendezvous is being held in celebration of the original Rocky Mountain rendezvous that was attended by mountain men, mountain women, native Americans, and traders during the 1800’s. Your Scouts BSA Troop or BSA Venturing Crew are invited to join us at to enjoy a mountaineering celebration, revelry, competition and storytelling of the 1800’s.

An Indroduction to Mountaineering

Experiences may include but not limited to the following:

  • black powder rifle (Limited Registrations)
  • archery (Limited Registrations) 
  • hawk throwing
  • log cabin building
  • flint & steel/charcloth fire building
  • trapping
  • trading post and branding 

Earn the New Cape Horn Mountaineer Award! 

Work Towards Earning The Cape Horn Mountaineer Award: Mountaineers were fearless men and women in perilous times. To recognize these brave men and women, the Mountain West Council has created the Cape Horn Mountaineer Award, which is for youth and adults to earn. See attached info sheet and award design. 

Camp Like a Mountaineer

What to bring: 10 essentials, personal camping & sleeping gear, water, troops and crews prepare and cook own meals, and bring work gloves. The temperature is typically in the 60’s, but can also heat up. Please come prepared to bring warm clothing that you can layer depending upon the temperature and weather conditions. 

Dress Like a Mountaineer

Period Dress: This is optional, but if you want to expand your experience, you are welcome to come in the early 1800's Mountaineer period dress if you'd like. 

Rendezvous Schedule

When: September 6 – 8 , 2024

Where: Bradley Scout Reservation, National Forest Development Rd 158, Stanley, ID

Arrival & Check-In Friday: at 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Fellowship at the Main Lodge: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Rendezvous: All-day Saturday

Sunday fun & service project: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Sunday Break Camp: 2:00 p.m.

Registration is now open

Registration Link Mountaineer Rendezvous 2024

Please provide your top 3 camp site choices when registering. We will do our best to assign your first choice site. With the increase propularity of this event, you may need to share the campsite with other Mountaineers. 


File Name Description
Cape Horn Mountaineer Award Design Download
Cape Horn Mountaineer Award Requirements List Download