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.

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