RENDEZVOUS 2020 is the 10th "mini-World Jamboree" hosted by Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council. This is your chance to experience the World Brotherhood of Scouting without extensive travel or expense. First, we will spend an exciting and fun-filled week at Camp Hi Sierra, with many special activities. Previous International Rendezvous have been attended by Scouts from Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania and Trinidad. In 2020, we expect approximately 150 Scouts (boys and girls) representing 12-14 nations.
WHAT HAPPENS AT CAMP HI-SIERRA?
This will be an exciting "International Awareness-High Adventure" experience, not just another week at summer camp! Before the encampment, our Scouts will be formed into patrols and troops. Highly experienced Scoutmasters and other proven leaders, all with Rendezvous or Jamboree experience, will be selected as troop leaders . Each patrol will be joined by 4-6 foreign Scouts and will work together as a true international unit throughout the encampment. Each troop will have several nations represented. This structure will give you the opportunity to really meet and know the foreign Scouts. We have exclusive use of Camp Hi-Sierra for the week and will emphasize high adventure activities such as Rock-Climbing, Rappelling, Mountain Biking, and Outpost Camps. There will be frequent campfires and other opportunities for group and individual fellowship with the international Scouts. We will possibly add an Amateur Radio Station. One highlight will be the "International Faire" -an afternoon of cultural exchange, food, games and fun. There will be MANY other exciting events and activities reflecting the international nature of the event. The entire week will follow a "Best of the West" theme, and we will recreate an authentic encampment of the early 1800s. There will be many events and programs, including some with “Mountain Men”. This will be a truly unique Scouting experience—the chance of a lifetime!
For additional information, contact:
Tina Urata and Betsey Crandall IR2020 Event Co-Directors
Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council Boy Scouts of America
970 W. Julian, San Jose, CA 95126 Phone: (408) 638-8300 Fax: (408) 280-5162