Scoutmaster Letter

Dear Scout:

I would like to invite you to participate as a Honor Guard at the Mackinac Island Scout Service Program this summer. Every year, we hear from Scouts that they want to return to Mackinac Island. Once again, Troop 411 from the Hiawathaland District in Bay Lakes Council will serve at Fort Mackinac. I hope you will consider joining us.

We will be attending the Mackinac Island Scout Service Camp from June 1-8, 2024. 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, 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 $325 per Scout. It includes the bus ride to and from the island, the boat trip and food for the week and three 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 mandatory full weekend training sessions will be at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. They will be Feb. 9-11, April 19-21 and May 10-12.

If you would like to participate in the Mackinac Island Scout Service Program, fill out the online form at upscouting.org. Please include at least a $125 deposit after submitting the online form. Payment will be through Nookaa Media. You will be notified by email 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.

Yours in Scouting,

Craig Woerpel
MISSP Scoutmaster

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