The Hybrid Merit Badge Schedule System

To serve our increasing number of campers and programs, Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan uses a combination of the Block Schedule and Hourly schedule systems. Coined as the Hybrid Schedule, it allows classes to get more in-depth and offer fun activities like field trips without disrupting the entire day’s schedule. The schedule also provides scouts more flexibility between working on Merit Badges and taking advantage of the many unique opportunities Ma-Ka-Ja- Wan offers. The Hybrid Schedule gives scouts more time to spend on doing activities around camp and less time walking around.

The Merit Badge Schedule, Daily Schedule, West Trailblazer Schedule, East Wayfinder Schedule, and Prerequisites and Costs can be found in the documents below. These documents are susceptible to change as needed, so check these documents periodically for the most recent version.


2018 MaKaJaWan Merit Badge Schedule

2018 Wayfinder Schedule (East Camp)

2018 Trailblazer Schedule (West Camp)

Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Prerequisites and Costs for 2018

Please note Wayfinder is a new program area coming to East Camp and replacing the East Trailblazer Area. Wayfinder and Trailblazer Areas are equivalent programs that are offered exclusively at their respective sub-camps. For more information on each program, see the Wayfinder and Trailblazer Schedule and visit the Wayfinder and Trailblazer pages.

Wayfinder at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation – East Camp

Trailblazer at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation – West Camp

Coureur des Bois Program – You’ll find the Coureur de Bois Program as one of the options on the MY-Ka-Ja-Wan merit badge sign-up form.

Merit Badge Registration

The MY-Ka-Ja-Wan App allows scouts to ensure their spot in Merit Badges they would like to work on during the summer.

To learn more about the MY-Ka-Ja-Wan App, visit the MY-Ka-Ja-Wan Merit Badge Sign-Ups page.

Important Dates to Remember

April 8, 2018:  All Merit Badge Schedules for East and West Camp will be available

April 15, 2018: MY-Ka-Ja-Wan Sign-Ups Begin

June 10, 2018: Week 1 Merit Badge Sign Ups Cutoff

June 17, 2018: Week 2 Merit Badge Sign Ups Cutoff

June 24, 2018: Week 3 Merit Badge Sign Ups Cutoff

July 1, 2018: Week 4 Merit Badge Sign Ups Cutoff

July 8, 2018: Week 5 Merit Badge Sign Ups Cutoff

July 15, 2018: Week 6 Merit Badge Sign Ups Cutoff

Planning and Record Keeping

Some important resources for Merit Badge planning and record keeping are below:

Ma-ka-ja-wan 2018 Merit Badge Offerings


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