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~ Celebrating the 105th  Makahiki here in the Islands ~


The Makahiki is an annual event of the Aloha Council to showcase the best of the best programs of our local Scouting units.  It is the oldest Scouting show in the United States of America. The first Makahiki was held in 1911 at Camp Bluegum in Aiea Heights. This proud tradition has continued every year since. The success of the Makahiki has been built upon the participation and advance planning of volunteer leaders like you.

We are proud of our island traditions and the role that Scouting has played.  We continue to be the largest and best youth program in our community.  Now is the time to share it with everyone! 

Please participate in the Makahiki Show and share our story with all of Hawaii’s families!

We will also continue our competition this year called the Makahiki Challenge.  This competition will have you competing against all Troops within the Aloha Council represented at this year’s Makahiki.


Kaua'i Makahiki Hawaii Island Makahiki Oahu Makahiki
April 16, 2016 April 9, 2016 May 14, 2016
9:00AM - 1:00PM 9:00AM - 1:00PM 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Kukui Nut Grove TBA Ala Moana Beach Park

2016 Oahu Makahiki Participation Guide

Online Booth Registration Oahu Makahiki


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Aloha Council Boy Scout Makahiki?

Each year the Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America organizes the ultimate scout show for the community. It is the oldest scouting show in America and this year the Aloha Council will be celebrating 105 years of the Scout Makahiki.  The event will be held on May 14, 2016 at Ala Moana Beach Park from 9am to 3pm.  The event is free and open to the public.  Over 2000 scouts, leaders and the community will gather for a fun filled day of activities, great fellowship and food. 

How can a community organization get involved with the Makahiki?

Scouting thrives because of community partnerships.  If you are interested in have a booth at our Makahiki, please contact billy.rayl@scouting.org

Where do I park for this year’s event?

Unit leaders may park in any parking stall that is reserved and labeled Makahiki Event Parking.  There will be reserved parking for VIP & Food/Entertainment Vendors.  Additional event parking will be located on the upper level coral of Ala Moana Shopping Center and the right lane of Ala Moana Blvd up to Piikoi Street. 

What activities will be part of the Makahiki this year?

Crafts, games, Scout Skills, Outdoor Cooking, military displays, Pinewood Derby Finals and Scout Competitions.    New for this year is the Scoutmaster Chili Cookoff and robotics.   We have a full line of entertainment lined up on Saturday.  The Royal Hawaiian Band, Taiko Center of the Pacific Youth Group, Kool Productions – top 40’s music, Lin Shu Fang Dance Group and our very own Scout talent, Kaipo, Mathew and Troop 181 known as the Frozen Gravity.

Food vendors participating in this years Makahiki are Jamba Juice, Honolulu Burger Company, Kiawe Pizza and Panda Express. 



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