FINDLAY — The public is invited Saturday to take part in the outdoors-related activities that will be offered during the Lincoln Trails Council Boy Scouts’ annual Spring Rendezvous at Wolf Creek State Park.

Rendezvouz Chairman Gerald Wood said this event will feature early pioneer and Civil War re-enactors, displays of birds of prey and other wildlife, chainsaw carving and blacksmithing demonstrations, air rifle and archery target practice, fishing and geochaching activities, tomahawk throwing, remote control airplane flying, old-time fiddle music, and many other activities. Vendors of food and outdoors items also will be on site.

The majority of events that are open to the public will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Spring Rendezvouz, during which Boy Scouts and other groups will camp Friday through Sunday at Wolf Creek. Wood said the Decatur-based Lincoln Trails Council this year has invited Girl Scouts, 4-H clubs, and church youth group to camp at the Rendezvouz for the first time.

“We want to make more of an impact in Central Illinois in offering this event so other youths might enjoy it,” Wood said.

Wood said more than 500 campers, including quite a few of the new invitees, have already registered for the 2013 Spring Rendezvouz. He said the Illinois Department of Labor has reported that the annual Rendezvouz is the largest outdoor youth experience in the state.

Those who would like to register to camp at the Spring Rendezvouz can contact Wood at 217-254-6531 or Lincoln Trails Council staff adviser Ellen Watkins at 217-620-7205, or go online to

Contact Stroud at or 217-238-6861.

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