Health Lodge & Medical Services



For the protection of the staff and campers, Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation 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 or someone in your Unit experiences an injury/illness while in camp, 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 is located between the West Camp Office (or Welcome Center) 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: Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation is not responsible for any Scout or adult arriving at camp with a pre‑existing illness or injury.


  • Everyone at camp (visitors included) are required to have an up-to-date BSA Medical Form on file with our camp’s health office. Guests in camp for less than 72 hours only need to complete Parts A and B., but if you have a serious medical condition, it is in your best interest to provide a current physical (Part C).

  • Make sure each family keeps the “original” document at home with their family records and only turns in copies to your unit.

  • Bring at least 2 copies of each participant’s health form to camp: 1 for the health office and at least 1 for your unit to keep in your campsite. Store in a locked, water-proof container when possible.

  • Due to personal and confidential information, only paper copies will be accepted at camp during check-in. We do not accept electronic versions.

Please Remember: Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation is not responsible for any Scout or adult who arrives at camp with a preexisting illness or injury.


The medication must be in a prescription container from your pharmacy that includes the following information.   Ask your pharmacist about containers specifically for camp (1 for each prescription).

  • Pharmacy name

  • Name of prescribing physician

  • Camper’s name

  • Prescription number

  • Date prescribed

  • Name of medication

  • Directions for use

No exceptions to any of these policies are possible.


Medications for anyone under age 18 (participating in the traditional or provisional camp program) will be blister-packed and returned to the troop leader at dinner time (on Sunday).  Adult Leaders are responsible for ensuring scouts in their unit take their medications regularly and at the appropriate time! Each troop/ crew is strongly encouraged to have a leader designated for this responsibility.

Prescription medication information is required for each type of medication to be taken at camp.  Complete the “PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION” section of the BSA Annual Health Form (must be initialed by the prescribing physician). 

Here are links to each camp’s Excel Medication Log:

IMPORTANT:  Since this information is private and confidential, only email it to the Health Officer (email address below).  This document is optional and in addition to the medication section of the health form, but is very helpful because it makes check-in of medication is much faster.