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    Mackinac Rendezvous XVII

               September 20-22, 2019

        Mackinaw Mill Creek Campground

                                             Scouting Adventure Fun Since 1987!

See what’s new in 2019 or come experience the fun and history for the very first time!

At Mackinac Rendezvous XVII, Scouts BSA and Venturing Crews will camp with their unit for two nights on the idyllic shores of Lake Huron in sight of the Mackinaw Bridge. Enjoy games and activities on Friday afternoon and evening and interact with real-life history re-enactors. On Saturday, Scouts BSA and Venturing Crews will ride chartered ferries to Mackinac Island for a fun-filled day of sampling fudge, touring the historic island, and taking part in an all-new MAC APP, an app-based scavenger hunt. Meanwhile, Cub Scouts and their families are invited to join the Mackinaw Cub Scout Family Camp fun this year with a full day of planned fun and activities at Mackinaw Mill Creek Campground and the surrounding area.

Costs for Scouts BSA, Venturing Crews and Webelos for Mackinac Rendezvous 2019

$85 by – August 11

$95 Aug 12 – Aug 31

$105 Sept 1 – Sept 6


Traditional Activities:

  • Camping at the fabulous Mackinaw Mill Creek Campground
  • Transportation to and from Mackinac Island on Star Lines ferry
  • Tours of Mill Creek Saw Mill, Fort Mackinac, Fort Michilimackinac and other historic buildings
  • Mackinac Rendezvous, National and OA Lodge trading posts
  • Unique collectors’ Mackinac Rendezvous XVII patches
  • Troop and Crew campsite relax time Saturday evening
  • GIANT Inflatable slides, games, and obstacles courses Friday night at campsite
  • Saturday Evening Feast
  • Historic Re-enactors


2019 Program Includes:

  • Action-packed slate of Friday afternoon and evening programs
  • Living History Re-enactors (they have a cannon!)
  • Mackinaw Cub Scout Family Camp
  • Custom “MAC APP” online app for improved communication and on-island Scavenger Hunt
  • Even better Island Adventure program for a premium high-adventure experience! Limited Enrollment!
  • A Scout is Reverent Service


Island Adventure Program for Older Scouts:

The Island Adventure is a premium Scouting experience for Scouts BSA and Venturing Crew members 14 years and older. Scouts will stay at a special rustic BaseCamp at Mackinaw Mill Creek Campground and visit the Island Friday and Saturday with bike and hike challenges, a sailing adventure aboard the GLSA ketch Retriever and flight around the Island and Straits of Mackinaw with the EAA Young Eagles, Food is provided but you will need to bring tents, sleeping gear, and personal items.  

This is limited to the first 48 Scouts BSA, Venturing Crew Members, and adults.


Costs for the Island Adventure Program 2019:

$125 before August 11

$135 Regular Aug 12 – Aug 31

$145 Sept 1 – Sept 6


Mackinaw Cub Scout Family Camp:

Brand new this year, Cubs and families are invited to enjoy a Family Camp program just for them! Experience games, activities, and even more just for our Cub Scout Families! Arrive Saturday morning as the fun starts at 9:00am. Participants must register online by September 6th, walk-ins will not be allowed.

This program is a Family Camp, to attend, at least 2 members of a family (minimum of one adult and one child) need to be present, including at least one BSA member. Youth Protection policies will apply, and parents are responsible for the supervision of their children.

Families will camp at Mackinaw Mill Creek Campground in their own tents and cook their own meals.

Beginning Saturday morning at 9:00am, families will participate in a Day Camp event to include the following: shooting BB Guns, Archery, Sling Shots, seeing historic Rogers Rangers reenactors, and more!

Saturday afternoon Cubs and families will be able to attend a Lumber Jack Show just for them, visit the Forts and tour Mackinaw City. Or, if they prefer, they can purchase ferry tickets on their own and go to Mackinac Island for a few hours. The cost of the ferry to the island is not included in the fee of this event.

Saturday evening there will be a special Campfire program for the Cub Scouts and their families. Sunday morning you will be invited to our “A Scout is Reverent” program closing, and receive a cool event patch!

Come see what all the excitement is about!

Cost per family member:

 (Reminder: cost for the ferry to/from the island, camping equipment, and meals are not included in this progam/price)

$25 before August 11

$35 Aug 12 – Aug 31

$45 Sept 1 – Sept 6


     Pre-Order Event T-Shirts!     

$10.00 for Youth Small – Youth XL

$10 Adult Small to Adult XL 

$13 for Adult 2XL thru Adult 4XL


Order cut-off September 1 at 11:59pm


Health Form Parts A & B
Canon Waiver 2019 Mac Rend
Sizing Chart
Young Eagles Flight permission slip