Scoutmaster Letter

Dear Scout:

I would like to invite you to participate as a Governor’s Honor Guard at the Mackinac Island Scout Service Camp this summer. Every year, we hear from Scouts that they want to return to Mackinac Island. 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 4-11. We are looking for 54 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 rewarding. The cost is $295 per Scout or $275 per Scout if you have a footlocker 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, jacket, name tag, hat and patches. You will be required to have a full uniform. Please take a look at the enclosed material. The two mandatory full weekend training sessions will be at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. One training will be held May 6-8. The other weekend still needs to be determined.

If you would like to go to the Mackinac Island Scout Service Camp, fill out the online form at Please include at least a $100 deposit after submitting the online form. Payment will be through Nookaa Media. The deadline is Feb. 25 but get it in early. We usually have a waiting list. You will be notified by email after Feb. 25 if you are accepted. More information is available at You can call me at 906-280-0936 or email me at 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.

Yours in Scouting,

Craig Woerpel
MISSC Scoutmaster

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