I would like to give you some information about the Wilderness Vigil that will be conducted at the 2014 National Rendezvous. The Wilderness Vigil that will be held at Rendezvous will be unique in the fact that it will have features that draw from existing vigil requirements as well as be a preview for a completely new Wilderness Vigil experience. We are going to need your help to make the National Rendezvous Wilderness Vigil a memorable experience for the candidates attempting to complete this most distinguished advancement level in the FCF.
If you have a chapter member that is ready to attempt the Wilderness Vigil, please fill out the attached Wilderness Advancement Application and send to Don Coplin at the address below. The Wilderness Vigil fee will be $30 and will need to accompany the advancement application. Please make checks payable to: National FCF. Applications must be submitted by June 15, 2014. Once Don receives the application, a welcome letter will be sent to the candidate providing details about the Wilderness Vigil as well as steps to take to prepare for the Vigil.
The Wilderness Vigil will start promptly at noon on Monday, July, 14. Candidates will come out of the woods for the evening service. The National Rendezvous theme is “Shaking the Wilderness” and the wilderness candidates will gain an important spiritual message from the evening service. The Wilderness Vigil ceremony will take place at the Tuesday morning devotion.
Don Coplin will be contacting each of you in an attempt to garner help for the Wilderness Vigil. One important requirement that you should know is that each wilderness candidate will need to have another wilderness member accompany them through the Vigil. These wilderness members will end up becoming the Vigil Staff.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Paul “Grey Owl” Walters
Send application and fee to:
9419 166th Street Court East
Puyallup, WA 98375
Make checks payable to: National FCF