A total of 60 Scouts have been chosen to serve as the Governor's Honor Guard at the Mackinac Island Scout Service Camp (MISSC) in 2017. The Scouts chosen received the following email. If you did not receive the email and you are on the list, make sure to check you junk email.
Congratulations! You have been selected to serve at the Mackinac Island Scout Service Camp with Troop 411. There is a full contingent of 58 Scouts signed up to go. We will be leaving Saturday, June 3 and returning the following Saturday, June 10. If you are still in school during that time, please notify your school now.
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 21-23 and May 12-14 at Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone. Here is the Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Mc46D9RAb2B2
A roster listed by Troop has been included so you can coordinate rides with other Scouts from your area. 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 https://upscouting.org/uniforms-for-mackinac/. Shoes can be brown or black. We are not allowed to wear tennis shoes or hiking boots with the uniform.
A MISSC Manual explaining the trip for both Scouts and parents will be available shortly on-line at www.upscouting.org/mackinac-island. We will also post information on the website and the Facebook group page. If you have not yet paid your deposit, please mail $100 to MISSC, PO Box 845, Escanaba, MI 49289.
Any questions, call 906-280-0936 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to seeing you April 21.
Yours in Scouting,