Northeast Illinois Council - MSR Troop and Venturing Camps 2019

Event Registration pt 1
How to start a new registration.

MSR Troop and Venturing Camps 2019

Event Details

Each year, thousands of Scouts have an unforgettable summer at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation. Located in the North Woods of Wisconsin, Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan consists of over 1,500 acres of beautiful forest, six spring-fed lakes, and a natural creek. The reservation is home to two full-service camps, a wilderness camp, a high adventure base, and a horse ranch.

Committed to excellence for over 85 years, Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan is one of a handful of scout camps in the nation to receive a perfect accreditation rating from the BSA. Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan is located in Pearson, 25 miles northeast of Antigo, Wisconsin.

Has your unit signed up for a Summer Camp promotion yet?  If not, Schedule Your Camp Promotion Today!


Once your Troop or Crew has reserved a campsite, your Camp Coordinator will be added to our email list.  In December, he or she will be emailed instructions, deadlines, registration links, etc., so when registration opens, they can immediately begin to sign up scouts and adults from your unit.  Remember, Traditional Camp registrations must be completed by the unit's camp coordinator, only.

Scoutmasters and Crew Advisors:  Contact Debi at the council office if you are unsure who is listed as your camp coordinator, or if someone else has taken over that role (and you want to ensure she was informed).  Also make sure she has your information, so you can be kept "in the loop". Thank you.  


What if my scout cannot attend Traditional Camp the same week as his troop, or he wants to stay an additional week without his troop.  Can he?  

Yes!  During each of our six weeks of "Traditional" Camp, Scouts will be able to participate in the exact same week-long merit badge program, even if their own troop will not be there.  Sorry, this program is not available for adults.

Steps to Register your Scout as a provisional camper:

  1. Choose the week of camp your scout wants to attend. Then, make sure you choose Provisional Scout (not Scout) from the list.

  2. Registration Contact - You are the registration contact, but provide your Scout's unit information on this page.  Provide your (daytime) phone and email address.

  3. It then opens to the Attendee tab, where you provide your scout's name and unit leader information (name, email, phone).  This is also where you tell us who he will be "Attending With" (see below).

  4. Make sure to click on the "Check-out" tab to pay his fee and complete the registration.

Attending With:

  1. Another Unit: Some Scouts have friends in another unit, who will host them for the week. Make arrangements to stay with them, but pay the fees yourself.  Or, they can add your scout as a Provisional Camper to their registration.  Ask them about transportation to and from camp for your Scout.  If completing this registration yourself, list your scout's unit number.  You will be asked for your scout's unit leader information and the other troop's number.

  2. Camp's Unit (Ship 129):  We will provide a unit with 2-deep leadership for your Scout, so he can attend the week that works best for him.  If making this choice, list your scout's unit number and his unit leader's information.


We will offer our special Venturing Quest program again during our 2nd week of summer camp (June 30 to July 6, 2019).  You will find the registration link on the right side of this page.  Go to our camp website for details (2019 updates added soon): Venturing Quest at MaKaJaWan.

Debi Geiger
Program Assistant-Contact with registration questions
Quinn Ryan
Program Director-Contact with program questions
Northeast Illinois Council BSA
850 Forest Edge Dr
Kasperson Center for Scouting at Morrison Park
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
Phone: 847-433-1813
When & Where
MSR Week 1
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation

Sunday 06-23-2019 1:00 PM to
Saturday 06-29-2019 9:30 AM
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MSR Week 2
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation

Sunday 06-30-2019 1:00 PM to
Saturday 07-06-2019 9:30 AM
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Venturing Quest
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation

Sunday 06-30-2019 1:00 PM to
Saturday 07-06-2019 9:30 AM
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MSR Week 3
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation

Sunday 07-07-2019 1:00 PM to
Saturday 07-13-2019 9:30 AM
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MSR Week 4
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation

Sunday 07-14-2019 1:00 PM to
Saturday 07-20-2019 9:30 AM
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MSR Week 5
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation

Sunday 07-21-2019 1:00 PM to
Saturday 07-27-2019 9:30 AM
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MSR Week 6
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation

Sunday 07-28-2019 1:00 PM to
Saturday 08-03-2019 9:30 AM
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