What is 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."
Following in the tradition of the mountain men and trappers of the early 1800's, BSA Troop 177 will gather Friday, January 19, thru Sunday, January 21, 2014, for The 36th Trappers' Rendezvous. More than 4,000 are expected for a load of the same kind of grousing and winter fun! So, make plans to meet at Harvey County Park West in Kansas for this, the annual event.