Northeast Illinois Council - Akela (Webelos) Camp @ MSR

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Akela (Webelos) Camp @ MSR **SUSPENDED**

Event Details

Attention all Cub Scout Packs and families! 

Akela Camp is an opportunity for your Webelos Scout to see what’s next on the horizon in the Scouts BSA program. Held at our award-winning resident camp this program gives Cub Scouts an introduction to sleep-away camping with the comfort of having a parent or guardian close by. Join us in the Northwoods this summer--Enjoy sailing, canoeing, archery, handicraft, and sleep under the stars in our brand new platform tents. Coming to camp increases a Scout's chances of staying active in the program, and best of all, you get to enjoy this experience alongside them! Do you have a Scout in Scouts BSA? Encourage them to attend as a den chief!

This 4-day, 3-night experience  gives your Webelos the opportunity to gain a sense of independence, have fun in the great outdoors, and even earn advancements.

We encourage Webelos and adults from the same Pack or Den to attend the same session when possible, so they can share this wonderful experience at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation.  But whether you attend as a Pack, Den, or family, you and your Webelos Scout will be able to participate in these life-changing opportunities together. Best of all, spend the 4th of July week camping with your Webelos and see the famous Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan 4th of July parade!

BSA CUB SCOUT OVERNIGHT CAMPING REQUIREMENT:  Each youth member will be under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian.

In special circumstances, a Cub Scout whose parent or legal guardian is not able to attend an overnight camping trip may participate under the supervision of another registered adult member of the BSA who is a parent of a Cub Scout who is also attending. The unit leader and a parent or legal guardian must agree to the arrangement, and all Youth Protection policies apply. At no time may another adult accept responsibility for more than one additional “non-family member” youth.

BSA Health Form:  The pdf document previously provided is no longer valid. Go to "Attachments" for the link to the National web page.  Click on, "All Scouting Events" to complete Part A and B for each participant from your family.

Welcome to the Blue & Gold Rush!

The Basics

Who:  Webelos and Adults
What: 4-day, 3-night camping experience full of great opportunities for fun and advancement
Where: Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation, W6500 Spring Lake Road, Pearson, WI
When: Two identical sessions to choose from: June 28-July 1 (2:00 pm-9:30 am), or July 1-4 (2:00 pm-9:30 am)
SLEEPING:  Each campsite has pre-assembled platformed tents (2 cots in each tent)

Important Information

Webelos Resident Camp has all of our East Camp reserved.  Since you are required to provide your Pack information when you register, we will automatically put your Pack’s Webelos and Adult Partners in the same campsites.

You will get to eat with your Webelos in our East Camp Dining Hall, and participate in the mealtime activities with our camp staff. They provide a wonderful, age appropriate program, with a few Advancement opportunities that relate to the Webelos program.  Even better, your Webelos will have access to the full resources of a world-class Boy Scout Camp.  Sign up today!

Fun Activities for Webelos Scouts

“Our certified Shooting Sports Staff and Volunteers embrace range safety to the highest level possible. Scouts are taught the respect for safety procedures as the first and foremost priority for these lifelong learning skills in the Shooting Sports Program.”

-Kevin Baldwin, Shooting Sports Committee Chairman

Webelos Camp has so much to offer scouts and so little time. Be sure to check out...

  • Swimming
  • Stargazing
  • Nature trails
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Reaching their mark at three different shooting stations
  • Starring in their own campfire skits or songs
  • Competing against other Scouts in camp-wide games
  • Working on their Scout skills
  • Completing great crafts to remember their resident camp experience in style

Parents get to have fun doing many of these activities, too!


Early Discount Deadline ends June 1, 2020 (11:59 pm), for both sessions

  • $150 – Webelos I and Webelos II*
  • $75 – Adults
  • $100 – Den Chief

*A $75 deposit option is available for Webelos (only) until June 1 (11:59 pm). 

IMPORTANT:  The balance for all participants must be applied or paid online by June 1 (11:59 pm) to remain at the early bird fee.  If not applied or unpaid, each fee will automatically increase by $25 on June 2 (12:00 am).  Sorry, late fees will not be waived.

Regular Fees Start June 2 

  • $175 – Webelos I and Webelos II
  • $100 – Adults
  • $125 – Den Chief

NOTE:  The full Regular fee amount will be shown as due online when registering June 2, or later.  See "Payment Options and Deadlines".

Registration Closes Dates

  • Session 1 closes June 25 (11:59 pm)
  • Session 2 closes June 28 (11:59 pm)

“Time” Deadlines

  • Online payments must be made by 11:59 PM on the deadline date.
  • Any payments mailed or brought to the council office must be processed AND applied online by 4:30 PM on the deadline date.

IMPORTANT: The scout store staff only “receipts” payments. They do NOT apply them online; they give the receipts to the Program Assistant, who leaves at 5PM each weekday.​

Please make all "offline" payments in a timely manner; they must arrive no later than the "registration closes" dates.  Mail or bring to the Northeast Illinois Council, 850 Forest Edge Drive, Vernon Hills, IL  60061. Make payable to NEIC.

Payment Options and Deadlines

Mail-in/Walk-in:  Ends 15 days prior to each session's start date
E-check online:  Ends 10 days prior to each session's start date
Credit/Debit Card:  Available until registration closes for each session

When & Where
Webelos Camp #1
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation
Sunday 06-28-2020 2:00 PM CT to
Wednesday 07-01-2020 9:30 AM CT
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Webelos Camp #2
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation
Wednesday 07-01-2020 2:00 PM CT to
Saturday 07-04-2020 9:30 AM CT
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