Health Lodge & Medical Services
For the protection of the staff and campers, Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan maintains a central Health Lodge, staffed 24 hours per day while camp is in session. In the event of a health emergency in camp, medical services will be provided in the campsite or at the Health Lodge by an individual qualified in first aid.
If you’re in camp an experience an injury/illness, please contact the nearest staff member or camp office, who will contact a health officer. Alternatively, you can visit the health lodge in person—it’s located between the West Camp Office and the Country Store.
If the medical staff determines that the situation requires a higher level of medical care, patients will be transferred to a hospital or clinic for treatment. Parents will be notified immediately of any serious health situations. Unit leaders should not remove anyone from the reservation for medical care without consulting/informing Health Lodge personnel.
Please remember: MaKaJaWan Scout Reservation is not responsible for Scouts or adults arriving at camp with any pre‑ existing illness or injuries.
Everyone at camp (visitors included) are required to have an up-to-date BSA Medical Form on file with our office. There’s a lot of very specific details here, so we created a whole page to help you out: BSA Annual Health Forms.
Please note that all medications brought to camp must be in their original containers that include:
- The name of the medication
- Administration Instructions
Upon check-in at the respective side of camp, leaders will submit health forms and each scout, leader and scoutmaster will be individually interviewed. At that time they will be asked if they are on medication and if they brought it with them to camp. If no, their check-in is complete. If yes, they will be instructed to meet with Health Lodge officer or a designee to discuss and review medications.
After reviewing and logging medications for the scout, the medications will bebe placed in the custody of the health lodge officer or their designee. All medications will then be handled separately based on the individual scout and placed in blister packs for daily administration. The blister pack will include the scouts name, troop number and information of when the dosages are to be administered i.e. am, midday or pm.
Once the blister packing process is complete for all medications for all scouts, the troop blister packs and original containers will be returned to the scout master. It is the goal to have this process complete so that the troops will have their medications and log list before leaving the dining hall after dinner that evening.
It is the responsibility of the troop to identify an adult in their troop that will be administering the medications to the scouts. That individual will sign the medication log book each day (located at their respective camp office), confirming that the appropriate medications have been administered to the appropriate scout.
The health lodge can be reached via email at email@example.com (new email address). Our NEW Health Officer is Cathy St. John, who is assisted by a number of experienced medical staff.
If you’re at camp and have a medical emergency, please talk to the nearest staff member. If none is available, the Welcome Center can be reached at 715-484-2346 and they will dispatch a medic to your location.