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Troop 446 Scouts Participate with MIHT 168

posted Sep 2, 2016, 12:03 PM by Saline Troop446   [ updated Sep 2, 2016, 12:06 PM ]

From August 13-20, 2016, four Troop 446 scouts were honors to participate as part of Mackinac Island Honor Troop 168 from Pt. Huron, Michigan. Scouts who are chosen to serve as the Governor’s Honor Guard and Fort Mackinac Guides for one week each summer. While there scouts conduct daily flag ceremonies on Avenue of Flags, and in Fort Holmes and Fort Mackinac, and man informational areas throughout the fort and in several historic buildings answering questions and assisting guests. Scouts also complete various community service projects while on the island, to improve the state park, historic structures and surrounding community.

To be considered for this honor, scouts must go through an intense interview and be chosen. A maximum of 60 scouts participate during the week and often there is a waiting list. Scouts must also participate in monthly meetings where they practice flag etiquette, marching drills and instruction about the island and history of the forts.

Boy Scouts began serving as the “Governor’s Honor Guard” on Mackinac Island starting In 1929 making it the oldest service troop in the state. There are many such honor troops that participate, either Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, however to learn more about MIHT 168 Troop and information on how to participate, please visit their website:http://www.mackinac168.scoutlander.com/

Thank you for your week of service boys!