NOTE TO ALL. THERE ARE SOME CHANGES TO THE RALLY LOCATION THIS YEAR. PLEASE SEE BELOW.
This year, due to road washouts at Bay City Lake, the location of the Rally has changed. It will be hosted at Wilwin Lodge, Trout Lake, Michigan. You can visit their website at www.wilwin.org.
Wilwin Lodge is allowing us to use their facilities at no charge. Part of its mission is for the facilities to be used by Scouts.
Wilwin Lodge is a location for soldiers and their families to escape and enjoy nature. We would like to help Wilwin Lodge and there will be places where donations can be made. One will be at the Registration Tent.
We will have a change for Mug-Up. In order to keep costs down and alleviate the work on the kitchen staff, we ask that Groups bring a dish to share; something that may be a favorite of your Group. Coffee and drinks will still be supplied.
We will still be able to have campfires; however, most areas will require you to dig a pit, while areas around the lodge and kitchen we ask that you use an above-ground pit. Please double-check with a staff member if you’re not sure.
If you need to clear some area for your campsite, please be careful and try to keep it to a minimum.
Water will be available in the staff area and at the Main Lodge.
Please ensure, as usual, that your site is clean before leaving on Sunday. This is our first year here and we would like everything to move as smoothly as possible.
We are open to suggestions and would appreciate your feedback.
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