Troop 5 participates in monthly campouts 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.

February 15-16, 2020:
Join Venture Crew 5 as we take on the slopes at Devil’s Head Ski Resort! 

Devil’s Head ski resort is a 3-hour trip north in the heart of the glacier-formed, Baraboo Bluffs in South Central Wisconsin. It’s perfect for Midwestern skiers and snowboarders alike.

Venture Crew 5 will be leaving from the First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette (FPCW) on the afternoon of Saturday, February 15 at 5pm. We expect to arrive at St. Raphael’s Lodge at Camp Gray later Saturday evening. We will check in and prepare to turn in for the night with the goal of hitting the slopes on Sunday.

Cost for this event will be $65, which will cover lodging, Devil’s Head lift tickets, and Sunday breakfast. Those joining us for the trip will need to pay for other meals and any ski/snowboard rentals. We encourage anyone to bring their own equipment!

Please bring appropriate clothing for winter weather outdoor activity: Snow pants, gloves, warm boots, hat and a water bottle for the ride.

St. Raphael’s Lodge at Camp Gray
E10213 Shady Lane Road
Reedsburg, WI 53959
(608) 356-8200

Devil’s Head Ski Resort
S6330 Bluff Road
Merrimac, WI 53561
(608) 493-2204

February 22, 2020:
Join us for an in-depth immersion into the world of Harley-Davidson! 

Engineering Merit Badge Opportunity for all Youth
Start your engines as we rev things up on a day trip to the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, February 22.​ This will be a day trip – no overnight camping.

Troop 5 and Crew 5 Scouts will be able to earn the Engineering Merit Badge while learning about Harley-Davidson motorcycles at the Museum.

Get ready to experience the fun and history of two-wheeled transportation, with all manner of motorcycles and their place in history:

  • More than 450 motorcycles and artifacts, dating back to Serial Number One, the oldest known Harley-Davidson® motorcycle
  • Stories of extraordinary products, people, history, and Harley-Davidson culture
  • Never-before-seen Harley-Davidson Archives
  • A world-class Museum space and outlying buildings, designed by Pentagram Architects
  • A 20-acre Museum campus on the Milwaukee riverfront, with views of the city skyline

We will be leaving First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette (FPCW) on Saturday, January 18 at 9:30am, returning at approximately 6pm. Please bring a notebook and pen/pencil in a small backpack. along with a water bottle for the ride.

Cost: $20 per Scout. Provide to Mr. Wieczorek at February 17th meeting. Adults do not need to pay to attend.

Harley-Davidson Museum
400 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 523203
(877) 436-8738


Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation is an unforgettable experience for all scouts. We are excited to return this year!

Though the support of the Scouting community, Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation will be open in 202, providing summer camp programs for BSA Scouts and Webelos nationwide.

2021: Troop 5 will be in attendance during:

  • Week 5: Sunday, July 18 – Saturday, July 24, 2021
  • Week 6: Sunday, July 25 – Saturday, July 31, 2021

Please register by 4/1/21.

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 our Resources page or 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 our Venture Crew 5.

Philmont Scout Ranch High Adventure Base

Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America’s premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.

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