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 firstname.lastname@example.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.