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.

THIS IS 2018 INFORMATION BELOW.  The new merit badge schedules will be finalized by mid-March, 2019.  Your unit’s Camp Contact will receive an email when they are, and the links below will be updated.  For now, we want you to see what the schedule normally looks like.

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 – This program will be a merit badge sign-up option.

Merit Badge Registration

Merit badge sign-up will be completed through the online registration, where you register your Scouts and Full-time Adults for your week (or weeks) at summer camp.  With our website, there is something called the Parent Portal, which can be customized by your unit’s Camp Contact (the person on my email list, who will complete the online registration).  More information and instructions will be emailed to them by the end of February.

Important Dates to Remember

BY END OF MARCH (1-2 weeks before MB sign-up opens) All Merit Badge Schedules for East and West Camp will be available

APRIL (early-1st week of): Merit Badge Sign-Ups Begin

TBD: Week 1 – Last day to sign up for Merit Badges

TBD: Week 2 – Last day to sign up for Merit Badges

TBD: Week 3 – Last day to sign up for Merit Badges

TBD: Week 4 – Last day to sign up for Merit Badges

TBD: Week 5 – Last day to sign up for Merit Badges

TBD: Week 6 – Last day to sign up for Merit Badges

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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