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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've missed the meeting, contact the Coordinator listed for the troop.

As of May 6, 2020 All Mackinac Island Scout Service Camps have been cancelled for the 2020 season.

The weeks will be assigned by the State of Michigan at the end of 2020 or the beginning of 2021 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
  • Coordinator: Becky Compton | 248.650.3797 | Email
  • Girl Applications Deadline: To Be Announced
  • Meeting & Girl Interviews: To Be Announced
    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
  • Coordinator: Cathy Leverenz | 313.884.0404 | Email | Troop Website
  • Virtual Interested New Girl Meeting*: Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 9:30 AM
    Please email for the meeting link.
  • Virtual New Girl Interviews: Saturday, November 21, 2020
  • Troop Meetings: Begin January 2021
    St Paul Evangelical Lutheran, 375 Lothrop, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Port Huron MIHG Troop (generally serves in August)

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