1. When dinner is ready to be served a bell will sound
2. Wait for guests to be seated before entering the dining room
3. The window end of each table is reserved for Advisors
4. The two aisle seats are reserved for cooks (hoppers) at each table
5. Serve guests first with food platters
6. Be polite -- when putting food on your plate, keep in mind that everyone
needs at least one serving. There usually is enough for seconds.
7. Keep the noise level at a minimal, and be absolutely silent during
the entirety of announcements.
1. Set up around 10:00 am (after kapers are completed); Clean up around 4:00 pm
2. Do not wear your uniform while working on crafts
3. Follow directions carefully
4. Don’t use special equipment without permission
5. Stay in the designated areas
6. Clean up after yourself
7. Do not bring food or drink to the craft tables
All trash on Mackinac Island must be separated for recycling. The system isn’t
difficult, but if someone makes a mistake, someone else will have to go through
and separate it. If you aren’t sure about something, ask! There are three
categories, and trash cans are always labeled.
1. Compost: Anything biodegradable. Paper, food, that sort of thing.
2. Landfill: Plastics that can’t be recycled, waxy paper, styrofoam
and other non-natural items
3. Recyclables: Plastics numbered “1” or “2”
Tin cans and aluminum
Styrofoam number "6"
1. You must be in bed at 10:30, so be ready!
2. Change, shower, brush your teeth, etc. by 10:15 or so
3. Snacks are available from about 9:30 to 10 pm
There will be a fire drill held in the middle of the night. We are required to be out and accounted for in under two minutes and we do it until we get it right – SO LET'S GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!!
1. An extremely loud air horn will destroy the best dream of your entire life.
2. Stumble out of bed as quickly as possible and make sure everyone around
you has been rudely awakened from the best dream of her entire life.
3. Try to make your way out the door and down the stairs as quickly as
possible without falling. Do not stop to put on shoes!
4. Try to find your patrol (which probably won’t be where it’s supposed to be)
and stand still (even though you’re freezing) so that you can be counted.
5. Don’t talk so we can get back inside and into warm beds A.S.A.P.
A large world map is on the bulletin board outside the bathroom. When you meet people, find out where they’re from and get a pin of your patrol color from an Advisor and stick it in that state or country. There is a prize given at the end of week for the patrol with the most pins. There are two rules:
1. Only one pin per patrol can be in a state or country, no matter how
many people are met.
2. Be honest!
PIG PEN LIST
The pig pen list is posted twice daily. It is a list of Scouts whose beds aren’t neat and tidy by the time kapers are checked in the morning and the barracks is checked a second time while the Scouts are lowering flags. You can keep your name off the pig pen list if you:
1. Keep everything off the floor (including luggage and shoes).
2. Keep your closet neat and your clothes hung up.
3. Hang up your towel.
4. Make your bed.
5. No suspicious “lumps” in your sleeping bag (don’t “hide” a wad of clothes
under your bedding).
6. Close your luggage.
7. Put away your toiletries.
8. Make sure you have no items on the lost and found table.
If your name ends up on the pig pen list, you will be given a warning.
If your name ends up on the pig pen list a second time, you will be given an
extra kaper to perform.
If your name ends up on the pig pen list a third time, you will be restricted to
the barracks the next time you have free time.
If your name ends up on the pig pen list a fourth time, your ENTIRE patrol will
be restricted to barracks during their next scheduled free time.
1. Only an adult may answer the phone.
2. Anyone in the dining hall should remain quiet until the phone call is ended.
3. Only emergency calls may be made.
SIGN-IN / SIGN-OUT BOARD
There is a big whiteboard (dry erase board) next to the main door. It will be divided up into a variety of sections. When you go someplace, sign your name under the appropriate heading. When you come back, erase your name. If you are going downtown, make sure the “Advisor In Town” has signed her name on the board before you leave.