Trappers Rendezvous

The tradition of the rendezvous was started by General William Ashley's men of the Rocky Mountain Fur company, in 1825. Mountain man James Beckworth described the festivities as a scene of "mirth, songs, dancing, shouting, trading, running, jumping, singing, racing, target shooting, yarns, and frolic with all sorts of extravagances that mountain men, trappers, and native Americans could invent."

Trappers' Rendezvous is held on Martin Luther King Holiday weekend each January, so mark your calendars now. Participation has grown to more than 6,000 and includes mountain men and Scouting units from states throughout the Midwest. You wont want to miss this event!

Special Prize Drawing!!!

Units that pre-register by December 1 will be entered in a drawing at the Saturday night Leaders' meeting for a special item of camping equipment for their unit!


Trappers Rendezvous - January 12 - 14, 2018
2018 Trappers Herald Limited Edition Patches
Online Registration Contact Blue Knees (Volunteer Director) Contact Council Representative
2018 Printable Flyer - Registration Information 2018 Printable Flyer - Host Troop Program