We have received our letter from the Mackinac State Historic Parks for to serve at Fort Mackinac as the Governor's Honor Guard in 2020. Our dates are June 6-13.

Please consider signing up to be a part of the Hiawathaland District's contingent.

We are looking for 60 Scouts to raise and lower flags at Fort Mackinac and serve as guides at the fort and other historical buildings. Other activities include biking the island, eating at the Grand Hotel, shopping downtown, playing ball or horseshoes and other Troop activities. There will also be opportunities to work on advancement and merit badges. We ask you to be in full uniform during duty, stand at attention at your flagpole and march to and from duty locations. Scouts find the program to be a rewarding opportunity.

The cost is $255 per Scout or $210 per Scout if you have a footlocker and event jacket from a previous Mackinac Island trip. It includes the bus ride to and from the island, the boat trip and food for the week and two training weekends, t-shirt, name tag, hat and patches. You will be required to have a full uniform and MISSC event jacket. Please take a look at the enclosed material. The two mandatory full weekend training sessions will be held April 17-19 and May 8-10 at the Gladstone Memorial United Methodist Church.

If you would like to go to the Mackinac Island Scout Service Camp, fill out the online form. Please include at least a $100 deposit after submitting the online form. Payment will be through Nookaa Media.

The deadline is Feb. 15 but get it in early. Last year we had a waiting list. You will be notified by email after Feb. 15 if you are accepted. More information is available at www.upscouting.org. You can call me at 906-280-0936 or email me at craig@upscouting.org if you have any questions.

It’s a great opportunity. The Scout Service Camp teaches the ideals of Scouting and provides service to others while having fun with other Scouts. We look forward to having you participate.

MISSC Application

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 17-19 and May 8-10 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 https://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.  

You may need some uniform parts. Please have a full uniform for the first training if possible. Including black or brown shoes. Not tennis shoes or boots. Here are links to uniform parts that you are going to need.

Scout Canvas Convertible Pants

Youth: https://www.scoutshop.org/boy-scout-youth-canvas-convertible-pants-606130.html
Adult: https://www.scoutshop.org/boy-scout-mens-canvas-convertible-classic-fit-pants-606892.html

Short Sleeve Cotton Rich Poplin Scout Shirt

Youth: https://www.scoutshop.org/boy-scout-youth-short-sleeve-cotton-rich-poplin-shirt-606757.html
Adult: https://www.scoutshop.org/boy-scout-mens-short-sleeve-cotton-rich-poplin-shirt-606147.html

Boy Scout Shoulder Loops
https://www.scoutshop.org/boy-scout-shoulder-loops-64017.html

Web Belt
https://www.scoutshop.org/boy-scout-web-belt-606884.html

CoolMax Crew Socks
https://www.scoutshop.org/boy-scout-uniform-coolmax-crew-socks-610336.html
 
You can order uniform parts online or by calling the Bay Lakes Scout Store at 920-831-9504. We will order jackets for the new Scouts. If you are returning, please let me know if you need a new jacket.
 
You will be issued a name tag, bolo and hat when we head to the island. You will also receive a t-shirt.

Things are starting to come together for our trip to Mackinac Island. T-shirts are in and will be distributed on the island.They are burnt orange with cream screen printing.

We also have the hoodies for those who ordered them at registration. They are black with cream creen printing.

Bolos, hats and name tags will be handed out before you get on the bus or when we get to St. Ignace. The bolos are yellow this year. The hats are black as are the name tags.

Make sure you take care of your items. Mark EVERYTHING. Especially your Scout pants. Put your name on all three parts — main pants and each leg.

Here is the list of Scouts who signed for merit badges on the island. Scouts not yet First Class will have the opportunity to work on rank advancement as well.

Note those merit badges that might have requirements or things to bring. They are listed under the name of the merit badge.

BUGLING

Thomas Kluka
Kendrick Brace
Dakota Schwartz
Parker Erickson
Lari Nuutinen
Jeremiah Jordan

CHESS

Dakota Schwartz
Brad Burns
Brenden Davis
Alex Ziemba
Grant Mason
Easton Young
Jonathan Tischer
Parker Richwine
Gabe Viau
Ethan Jenson
William Shapton

CITIZENSHIP IN THE WORLD

Landen Dougherty
Soren Dunestone
Grant Mason
Easton Young

AMERICAN HERITAGE
Before you attend, learn about the history of your family, what countries they came, when, why they came - if possible.

Andrew King
Kirk Slater
Leif Gustafson
Alex Ziemba
Nathan Schoenow
Wyatt Imhoff

ARCHEOLOGY
Merit badge is dependent on fort staff available

Andrew King
Kirk Slater
Leif Gustafson
Kendrick Brace
Jonathan Tischer

FIRE SAFETY

Andrew King
Kirk Slater
Leif Gustafson
Dakota Schwartz
Brenden Slater

HORSEMANSHIP
Cost is $10 and based on availablity.

Andrew King
Kendrick Brace
Dakota Schwartz
Brandon Rodgers
Parker Erickson
Soren Dunestone
Jonathan Tischer
Ethan Jenson
Liam Sullivan
Hunter Schmitt
David Johnson

ORIENTEERING
Need an orienteering compass.

Andrew King
Gabe Viau
Hunter Schmitt

PHOTOGRAPHY
Bring a digital camera with card.

Andrew King
Dakota Schwartz
Brandon Rodgers
Brad Burns
Yash Tiwari
Ethan Jenson
Gabe Viau

On Monday, April 23, Scout Physicals are being offered for free with Dr. Kasetty at the OSF Medical Building Suite 103, 5:30 p.m.

Always need help from Adults to process boys. Bring your completed and signed physical forms. Make sure you mark down immunization dates.

Here are the forms for download.

Our first training for the Mackinac Island Scout Service Camp is April 20-22.

Thanks again for applying to serve at Fort Mackinac. In order to do a good job, we have two training weekends to learn more about what you are expected to do and to practice how it is done so that we can be ready right away when we get to the island on June 2.

The first training is April 20-22 at the Memorial United Methodist Church in Gladstone. Here is a Google map https://bit.ly/2Hg8yAy

Registration is from 6 to 8 p.m. eastern time. You will be dismissed at noon on Sunday.

Please bring your full uniform, sleeping bag, cot or pad (optional), and toiletries. First year Scouts will receive a footlocker and jacket. Patches will also be distributed at sign-in.

Please be prepared to pay the remainder of your registration.

Check out the Patrol roster on the Mackinac page. Thomas Claycomb will serve as Senior Patrol Leader. Kyle Seeley, Matthew Wood, Patrick Sullivan and Nick LeClaire will be Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders. Peter Barron, Dean Bellmore, Alex Bellmore and Brayden Lundquist will serve as Patrol Leaders. Brenden Slater, Easton Young, Austin Kleiman and Gregory Chenier will serve as Assistant Patrol Leaders. Our flag commanders will be Kylar Green, Nicholas Seidlecki, Christopher Gray, Wyatt Imhoff and Leif Gustafson.

I look forward to meeting you on Friday, April 20 in Gladstone. Any questions, please let me know.

Craig Woerpel
Scoutmaster

We have 60 Scouts from 13 Troops registered for the 2018 Mackinac Island Scout Service Camp. Troop 411 continues to serve as the host Troop. There are 21 new Scouts this year. Thanks to everyone willing to participate.

 
Download PDF List of Scouts »
 

All of the emails have been sent to the contact information listed on your applications. A few were returned as undeliverable. Please check you spam to allow the email to go through. Below is the email that was sent.

 
ACCEPTANCE EMAIL

Congratulations!

You have been selected to serve at the Mackinac Island Scout Service Camp with Troop 411. There is a full contingent of 60 Scouts signed up to go. We will be leaving Saturday, June 2 and returning the following Saturday, June 9. 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 20-22 and May 11-13 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. They cannot be two tone or multiple shades of color. 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. Please make sure this email address does not go to your trash. 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. Looking forward to seeing you April 20.

Yours in Scouting,

Craig Woerpel
Scoutmaster

Once again, Troop 411 from the Hiawathaland District will serve at Fort Mackinac. I hope you will consider joining us.

We will be attending the Mackinac Island Scout Service Camp from June 2 to 9. We are looking for 56 Scouts to raise and lower flags at Fort Mackinac and serve as guides at the fort and other historical buildings. Other activities include biking the island, eating at the Grand Hotel, shopping downtown, playing ball or horseshoes and other Troop activities. There will also be opportunities to work on advancement and merit badges.

We ask you to be in full uniform during duty, stand at attention at your flagpole and march to and from duty locations. Scouts find the program to be a rewarding opportunity.

The cost is $245 per Scout or $200 per Scout if you have a footlocker and event jacket from a previous Mackinac Island trip. It includes the bus ride to and from the island, the boat trip and food for the week and two training weekends, t-shirt, name tag, hat and patches. You will be required to have a full uniform and MISSC event jacket. Please take a look at the enclosed material. The two mandatory full weekend training sessions will be held April 13-15 and May 11-13 at the Gladstone Memorial United Methodist Church.

If you would like to go to the Mackinac Island Scout Service Camp, fill out the online form at upscouting.org. Please send a $100 deposit to MISSC, P.O. Box 845, Escanaba, MI 49829 after submitting the form.

The deadline is Feb. 20 but get it in early. Last year we had a waiting list. You will be notified by email after Feb. 20 if you are accepted.

It’s a great opportunity. The Scout Service Camp teaches the ideals of Scouting and provides service to others while having fun with other Scouts. We look forward to having you participate.

Hope you are excited for Mackinac. You’ve practiced hard. Now is the opportunity to shine as a Governor’s Honor Guard.

You can find a lot of information in the 2017 MISSC Manual that is posted at upscouting.org/mackinac-island. It would be good to look at it before you get ready to leave.

Here are some things that you need to know.

FOOTLOCKERS: Everything you bring must fit in the lockers. Please have your name on the locker. You may decorate the footlocker any way you like. If you use a lock, you are responsible for the key or combination. At the barracks, the footlocker will be on the floor at night. During the day, the footlocker must be placed on your bunk.

Scouts near Escanaba are asked to bring their footlockers for shipment to the island the Wednesday before we leave.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31: Drop off footlockers from 6-8 p.m. at C&C Sales, 2700 1st Ave North, Escanaba (next to Shop-KO). This is only for Scouts who live near Escanaba.

DO NOT PACK: You will need to wear a complete Scout uniform the day we go to Mackinac Island. Uniform of the day is: long pants, Scout web belt, Scout crew socks, short sleeve Scout shirt, (with MISSC patches sewn on), MISSC jacket, MISSC bolo & your official MISSC Troop hat, black or brown shoes. You will receive the bolo, hat and name tag before boarding the ferry. Only one carry-on bag will be allowed on Saturday for your lunch and misc items such as toiletries, poncho, etc.

SATURDAY, JUNE 3: We will be taking a bus to St. Ignace. Pick ups are: 8 a.m. Eastern Time at Immanuel Lutheran in Escanaba 8:20 a.m. at Rapid River Mini Mart at the corner of U.S. 2 and U.S. 41 in Rapid River 9:15 a.m. at the Shell Station with Arby's in Manistique. Be early! The bus leaves at those times. Scouts not riding the bus are to meet us at the Star Line in St. Ignace at 11 a.m. We will be taking the 12 p.m. ferry to Mackinac Island. Bring a lunch to eat before we get to the island.

MEMORIAL DAY: I do have a favor to ask Scouts who live near Escanaba and not already involved in Memorial Day activities. We need Scouts to help at the Delta County Veterans Council event at Gardens of Rest. It is a pretty big program. You will hand out programs, present the flag to the Marine Corps League and help with chairs at the end. It starts at 11 a.m. Please be there by 10:30. Thanks.

For those needing to turn in their physicals or pay your registration, please do so.

We will return Saturday, June 10. Approximate times are 2:30 pm Manistique, 3:15 pm Rapid River and 3:30 pm Escanaba. Looking forward to our trip on Saturday.

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