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Mackinac Island Honor Guard

During the summer, Mackinac Island is host to many Girl Scouts who serve as the Governor's Honor Guard.

The Mackinac Island Honor Guard program began in 1929 when the State Park Commission invited eight scouts to serve as honor guards for the Michigan Governor. In 1974, the program was expanded to include Girl Scouts. Scouts raise and lower the flags in the city and in the fort, serve as guides in the historic buildings and fort, and complete a service project during their week-long stay.

The GSSEM Mackinac Island Honor Guard troops are a leadership program in which girls return year after year to perfect their leadership skills. There are three GSSEM Mackinac Island Honor Guard troops serving the island during the summer. While the overall leadership program is the same, other aspects of the troops are different (i.e. dates of service on the island, transportation to/from, and mandatory meeting dates throughout the school year) and this may affect which troop is the best fit for a girl.

Informational meetings listed below are mandatory to attend to receive information on each troop's program. If you have missed the meeting, contact the Coordinator listed for the troop.


**ATTENTION**
The weeks will be assigned by the State of Michigan at the end of 2019 or the beginning of 2020 and will be posted here as soon as available.


Royal Oak MIHG Troop (generally serves the first week in July)

  • Service week: To Be Announced Soon
  • Coordinator: Becky Compton | 248.650.3797 | Email
  • Girl Applications Deadline: To Be Announced Soon
  • Meeting & Girl Interviews: To Be Announced Soon
    Keller Elementary School, 1505 North Campbell Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Grosse Pointe MIHG Troop (generally serves the third week in June)

  • Service Week: To Be Announced Soon
  • Coordinator: Cathy Leverenz | 313.884.0404 | Email | Troop Website
  • Meeting: Saturday, October 19 • 9:30am - 10:30am
  • Interviews: Saturday, November 16
    St Paul Evangelical Lutheran, 375 Lothrop, Grosse Pointe Farms

Port Huron MIHG Troop (generally serves in August)

  • Service Week: To Be Announced Soon
  • Coordinator: Ronni Mainguy | Contact Page
  • Girl applications due: To Be Announced Soon
  • Meeting for All Girls & New Girl Interviews: To Be Announced Soon
  • Parent Meeting: To Be Announced Soon
    Port Huron Service Center, 2186 Water St, Port Huron, MI 48060