The tomahawk was both a tool and a weapon for the Mountain Men. The tomahawk was a trade item that Mountain Men would trade to the Indians for furs. During the original rendezvous it was very common for mountain men to compete to see who was the most accurate at throwing the tomahawk.

At the Varsity Rendezvous each Scout will also have the opportunity to learn how to throw a real hand forged tomahawk. They will compete for an individual award of 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Place. Each Adult will also have the opportunity to throw, and compete for an individual award.

Hawk throwing is also part of the Colter Run. A single member of the team will be asked to “stick” a number of hawks. It is a good idea to determine which team member has the most skill at throwing the hawk during the morning competition.