Troop 5 participates in monthly campout during the spring and fall, with indoor winter activities. Traditionally, our Troop attends the annual Summer Camp at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reserve (MSR) in the Pearson, Wisconsin Northwoods.

January, 2020:
Join us for Luge and Broomball

Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
On Saturday, January 18, 2020 Troop 5 and Crew 5 Scouts will be going to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex for Luging and Broomball, sleeping overnight in cabins. We will be leaving First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette (FPCW) on Saturday, January 18 at 7:30am, returning Sunday, January 19 at approximately 1:30pm.


Who: Troop 5 and Crew 5 Scouts, Parents and Leaders

When: January 18-19

Depart: From FPCW on Saturday, January 18, 7:30am

Return: We will return to FPCW on Sunday, January 18, at approximately 1:30pm

Cost: $65 (this covers luge, dinner and breakfast, Adults do not pay.)

Camping & Broomball:
YMCA Camp Pinewood
4230 Obenauf Road
Twin Lake, MI 49457
(231) 821-2421

Muskegon Winter Sports Park
462 Scenic Drive
N. Muskegon, MI 49445
(877) 879-5843

Campground Site:
Adreani Lodge

What to bring:
We will be cabin camping. Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, water bottle, warm clothes (gloves, snow pants, hat) for broomball and luge.
Check weather forecast.
Please be sure to bring money for lunch on Saturday and the ride back on Sunday.


Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation is an unforgettable experience for all scouts. In 2020. In July, 2019 Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan was hit by a severe thunderstorm and suffered substantial damage. Thousands of trees are uprooted, and many buildings and program areas were damaged, requiring reconstruction.

Though the support of the Scouting community, Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation will be open in 2020, providing summer camp programs for BSA Scouts and Webelos nationwide.

Troop 5 will be in attendance during:

  • Week 5: July 19 – 25, 2020
  • Week 6: July 26 – August 1, 2020

New Scouts need to register by 4/30/20.

We suggest first-year campers attend during week 5, but some opt to attend week 6 for personal scheduling reasons. Some scouts from Troop 5 will attend individually as a “provisional” camper during one of the other weeks. We can provide additional information on provisional camping if needed.

For more information, please visit the Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation


High Adventure

In addition to the camping events we arrange each month, Troop 5 traditionally plans for High Adventure trips each summer or fall. The troop may attend one of the Boy Scouts of America High Adventure Bases, such as the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, or plan to attend other significant trips.

High Adventure trips are for youth that are rising high school freshmen and older, primarily for members of Venture Crew 5.

First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette
600 Ninth Street
Wilmette, IL 60091

Troop 5 is chartered to the First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette
Northeast Illinois Council,
Boy Scouts of America