President Gerald Ford was part of the Eagle Scout contingent that served as the first Governor’s Honor Guard on the island over 75 years ago. Today, Scouts carry on that tradition by raising and lowering 22 flags at Fort Mackinac, the Visitor’s Center downtown, the Fort Cemetery and several other historic buildings on the island.
During the day, Scouts serve as guides throughout the fort and at several historical sites. But it’s not all work. Other activities include biking the island, swimming and eating at the Grand Hotel.
Participating at the Mackinac Island Service Camp is a wonderful opportunity to provide service to a historic land-mark in our state while having a lot of fun.