Northeast Illinois Council - Memorial Day Workers Weekend

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Memorial Day Workers Weekend

Event Details

2018 Memorial Day

Workers Weekend


 (Sponsored by the Order of the Arrow)



Once again, it’s time to schedule a trip to the Northwoods, to Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation during the Memorial Day weekend to help prepare our camp for the 2018 season of Scouting.


This weekend of cheerful service is not just for members of the Order of the Arrow, but for any Scout, Scouter, or friend of Scouting who would like to come.  ΑΦΩ Chapters are also welcome to attend.  We encourage Units to sign up for specific projects. Email for details.


The weekend is not all work, but also FUN.  You will have time to enjoy opportunities like fishing, hiking, canoeing, crafting, or sitting around a campfire with some old (and maybe new) friends.  Enjoy the great Northwoods. Bring your own tent or reserve a cabin along the shore of Lake Killian.


Also, if you are an Ordeal Member, and have been so since July 2017, this is a terrific opportunity to seal your membership in the order by accepting the Brotherhood Honor.   Eligible Ordeal members are welcome to the Brotherhood!  If you completed your Ordeal in 2016 or 2017 your Brotherhood fees are paid for this year, the cost would be just the event fees for the food.


The brand new 2018 service shirts will be available for ALL that come and give service.  As always, Sustaining Members are free.


We have also setup a self-service Google doc for drivers to find riders and riders to find a ride.  If you have an open seat or two, or need a ride use the following link if you have any issue using this system please email


May 25 - 27, 2018

WHO:                    Scouts and Scouters, friends and family able to do a hard day’s work

ARRIVE:               Any time after 5PM Friday, May 25 (we’ll have a pot of chili simmering on the stove)

DEPART:               Early Monday morning, May 28th at the latest (Last meal server May 27th Breakfast)

WHERE:                MA-KA-JA-WAN Scout Reservation, Pearson, Wisconsin

WHY:                     To make repairs and prepare the camp for this summer. To obtain the Brotherhood Honor. To HAVE FUN.

REGISTRATION:  Register online at – be green, no paper registrations please!  USE YOUR BSA ID for the OA ID field while registering !!

FEE:                       $15 if registered by May 7, 2018
$25 on or after May 8, 2018.
FREE Sustaining Member before May 7, 2018
$20 Brotherhood and Sustaining member
$35 Brotherhood by May 7, 2018
$45 Brotherhood on or after May 8, 2018
$15 Brotherhood, Ordeal complete in 2016 or 2017 by May 7, 2018
$25 Brotherhood, Ordeal complete in 2016 or 2017 on or after May 8, 2018

MEDICAL FORMS: Completed BSA Medical From Part A and B for each Participate!

LODGING:             Cabins reserved through Lee Haak, or bring your own tent.

QUESTIONS?        Please contact Lee Haak (847-680-3876 or for questions, and to reserve service projects.  Contact Quinn Ryan ( or John Message ( for registration questions.

When & Where
Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation
Friday 05-25-2018 5:00 PM to
Sunday 05-27-2018 11:00 AM Past
More Information
Lee Haak
John Message
OA Lodge Adviser
Quinn Ryan
Program Director
Northeast Illinois Council BSA
850 Forest Edge Dr
Kasperson Center for Scouting at Morrison Park
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
Phone: 847-433-1813