You are going to Mackinac Island to provide service. As a member of the honor guard, you will raise and lower flags at the fort, serve as a guide and conduct a service project. Raising and lowering flags means marching to and from your post, standing at attention and folding the flag. Guide duty means standing at a designated spot and talking with visitors or marking tickets. The service projects can be anything from painting to scraping to building something. There will also be plenty of time for fun activities.
You will learn how to complete your tasks at two weekend trainings. Sessions include marching, flag raising and lowering, guide duty and island information. The training sessions are two full weekend trainings. They will be held April 5-7 and May 10-12 at Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone. Here is the Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Mc46D9RAb2B2
Check-in for both sessions is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday. Check-out will be noon Sunday. You will be sleeping by patrol, so, please bring a sleeping bag and, if you wish, a sleeping pad or cot.
You are required to wear a full uniform for this event. For uniform information, go to http://upscouting.org/uniforms-for-mackinac/. Shoes can be brown or black. They cannot be two tone or multiple shades of color. We are not allowed to wear tennis shoes or hiking boots with the uniform.