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(Port Huron, Michigan)
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Announcements - March 13, 2020 Update

The State of Michigan has given MIHT 168 the dates for our duty week on Mackinac Island - Saturday, July 25th to Saturday, August 1st.

Scouts and Parents,

MIHT 168 will cancel our meeting this Sunday, March 15th due to concerns regarding the new corona virus.  Because of the cancellation, we may be adding an additional meeting in April, May, or June

Our next activity is scheduled for April 26th and will be our Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale Fundraiser.    I will need to hear from ALL of the Scouts as to which shift you would like to work at on that Sunday.   Every Scout can either call me directly at (810)765-2892 to tell me which shift he can work, or a Scout can sign up on a list that Mr. Hoxsie has put together at this site:

Parents, we also need three volunteers for each shift for the Bake Sale.   If you could sign up to help, it would be greatly appreciated.   (The Bake Sale sign up list is on the same list above, but on a different tab.)

If you choose to sign up online, you must put your name on which shift you would like to work.  (6:00am to 10:00am or 10:00am to 2:00pm).   Please keep in mind that we need balanced shifts (28 Scouts for each) and so the Troop reserves the right to realign Scouts among the shifts if necessary.

I am sorry for the late notice of this decision about the meeting cancellation, as Scoutmaster, this is my decision, and upon talking with all our other leaders.   Again, I apologize for the late notice. 

As Boy Scouts, I know we hold our Scout Law, all 12 points, especially our 11th Law, "Clean".   And I know that in Boy Scouting, adults and boys use the greatest ideals and common sense to our advantage.   As Scoutmaster, I have the highest regard for our Scouts and family and their concerns.  

Again, please accept my apology on the late notice and the cancellation.

Please anyone can call me at any time with concerns or questions at (810)765-2892.

Thank you.

Yours always in Scouting,

Kirk Seibert (and the MIHT 168 Adult Leadership)

Mackinac Island Honor Troop 168 is based out of Port Huron, Michigan andserves as Governor’s Honor Guard and Fort Mackinac Guides for a weekeach summer. Founded in 1981, the Troop has allowed more than 1,500 BoyScouts from Michigan to experience the thrill of accomplishment andcommunity service while serving at the Mackinac Island Scout ServiceCamp.

  • To serve the State of Michigan, the Governor, the community of Mackinac Island, and the Island’s tourists and visitors.
  • To uphold the highest Duty, Respect, and Honor of the Troop.
  • To have the highest standards of appearance, conduct, and performance of duty.
  • To treat the Scout Barracks as our house and the Island our home; we will take care of all as we would our own.
  • To mature and have fun.

The scouting program’s mission is to prepare young people to makeethical and moral decisions over their lifetimes by instilling in themthe values of the Scout Oath and Law. Many young men learn the value ofleadership and service as members of Mackinac Island Honor Troop #168.Our troop has it’s own saying, “Duty, Respect, and Honor”, representingour duty to Mackinac Island State Park, respect towards our country, andthe honor that comes with being the Governor’s Honor Guard.


Boy Scouts began serving as the “Governor’s Honor Guard” on Mackinac Island 80 years ago. In 1929, the Vice Chairman of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission obtained approval authorizing the appointment of eight Eagle Scouts as the first honor guard in Fort Mackinac. Future president Gerald Ford was a member of this inaugural group of Scouts. Joining him were fellow Eagles from across the state, including Joe McIntosh from Port Huron.

Scout barracks on Mackinac Island.

When the first group of Scouts reached Mackinac Island, they stayed in the Fort Mackinac Barracks. In 1934, as a Civilian Conservation Corps project, Scout Barracks were built just outside the fort walls. In 1974, the program was expanded to include Girl Scouts. Port Huron area boys began serving on the island starting in 1981.

Duties on the island include raising and lowering flags each day, serving downtown and in Fort Mackinac as guides, and doing a variety of service projects to better Mackinac Island State Park. Lodging is at the Scout Barracks located behind Fort Mackinac. However, it is not all work and no play. Scouts keep themselves occupied by playing games and working on merit badges at the barracks or exploring what the island has to offer. There is always something to do on Mackinac Island!

Scouts Returning from Flag Duty


Mackinac Island is located in Lake Huron on the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac between, Michigan’s pristine Upper and Lower Peninsulas. Mackinac Island is a popular tourist attraction and summer colony. Much of the island has undergone extensive historical preservation and restoration; as a result, the entire island is listed as a National Historic Landmark. It is well known for its numerous cultural events; its wide variety of architectural styles, including the famous Victorian Grand Hotel; fine dining; downtown pubs and entertainment; sightseeing; hiking; horse and carriage transportation; and its ban on motor vehicles. More than 80 percent of the island is preserved as Mackinac Island State Park which includes historic Fort Mackinac and Fort Holmes. For more information, visit

Marquette park and the Straits of Mackinac seen from the fort.


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Locally, the Michigan Crossroads Council serves scouts in lower Michigan. Troop 168 is located within in the Blue Water District of the Water and Woods Field Service Council. For information on the scouting program in Michigan, visit

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