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(Port Huron, Michigan)
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Remember When on Duty

Please remember the following when on Fort or Town Duty:

  1. Please smile at all times and keep hands out of your pockets.
  2. No chewing gum.
  3. Do not play with the counter / clicker
  4. No leaning against a wall or post.  (IE..  Stand straight, in an "At Ease" position.)
  5. Have a watch so that you know when the next Fort or Town demonstrations are going to be.
  6. Bring your Mackinac Island Guidebook, so that you can assist visitors with directions and or historical details about the Island.
  7. Be on the lookout for visitors that need assistance with:
    • Taking pictures.  (If you see a mom or dad taking a picture of their family, offer to take the picture for them so that they can be in the picture.
    • Strollers / Wheelchairs - Oftentimes, visitors need assistance getting strollers through gates or up stairs.  Offer to help.
    • Directions to bathrooms, other locations, where to buy tickets, etc.
  8. Know where the bathrooms are from where you are stationed so that you can assist visitors.
  9. If you see litter near where you are stationed, please pick it up.
  10. If a State Guide or Historical Interpreter is at the location where you are stationed, be sure to introduce yourself.
  11. Know the specific duties for the position you are posted at.   You may be asked to keep visitors off of hills or ledges, open handicap entrances, keep areas clean and organized, or etc.
  12. Try to drink more water before duty and less Kool-aid / Lemon drink.   (Stay hydrated.)
  13. Most important...   SMILE and HAVE FUN!  :)
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The Mackinac Manual 2015 - Guide Duty.pdf Scout Guide Duty Details  
The Mackinac Manual 2015 - Service Details.pdf Scout Service Details  

Fort and Town Duty Information

Know Where these places are when you are on Fort or Town Duty:

Duty in Town:
 Fort  Where to buy tickets (Visitor's Center)
 Vistor's Center
 Butterfly House (behind St. Anne's Church)
 Governor's Mansion
 Post Office
 Grand Hotel
 Medical Center
 bathrooms  Mission Church
 Chamber of Commerce
 St. Anne's Church
 Carriage Rides (Main St.)
 Bark Chapel
 Biddle House / Blacksmith Shop
 Skull Cave
 Dr. Beaumont Museum
 Marquette Park
 McGulpin House
 Cemeteries (Post, Catholic, and Protestant)
 Mission Point
 Bottom of the Ramp for the Fort
 Arch Rock
 Handicap Access to Fort

Duty in Fort:
 Governor's Mansion
 Sutter's Store
 Tea Room
 Upper Gun Platform
 Grand Hotel
 Kid's Quarters
 Medical Center
 Marquette Park
 Cannon Firings (times)
 Cemeteries (Post, Catholic, and Protestant)
 Weapon Firings (times)
 Fort Holmes
 Court Martial (times)
 Butterfly House
 Carriage Tours (Main St.)
 Mission Church
 Arch Rock
 Parade Grounds
 Handicap Access to Fort
 Top of the Ramp

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Fort and Town Duty Places to Know.pdf Fort and Town Duty Places to Know