Event Description: Sleep in real Navy canvas bunks with Cub Scout Pack 75 in the crew’s quarters of a 35,000 ton World War II battleship, eat chow “Navy style” in the officers wardroom, and explore the length and breadth of a proud fighting ship that was home to more than 2,300 sailors! The overnight package includes berthing in crew’s quarters, full dinner on Saturday, breakfast and box lunch on Sunday, personalized orientation, movies about Navy ships and Navy life, and admission to the Marine Museum.
Go check out:
This is the World’s Largest Naval Ship Exhibit! You’ll also climb aboard and explore the Submarine Lionfish, Destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., PT Boat 617, WWII landing craft, helicopters and so much more. This is a “must do” for every Cub Scout.
Cost: $56 per person. Price includes a commemorative Battleship MA overnight activity patch.
Who Can Come: Open to all Cub Scouts and family members who are 6 years and older. A parent or guardian must accompany each Cub Scout.
Bring: Sleeping bag, pillow, night clothes, flashlight, and toiletries. (Showers are available - bring towel if interested.)
Wear: Cub Scouts are requested to be in Class A uniform (Cub Scout shirt, neckerchief and cap) for the Saturday program. Bring warm clothes to layer with and a jacket/coat for being out on deck as the evening cools. An extra pair of socks is always good. Dress as you would for a typical November outdoor camping experience. Layers under the uniform are a great idea. The ship is heated, but it's a tin can sitting in a tub of cold water...
Arrival Time: 11:30-3:00 PM on Saturday, November 19
Carpooling: Pack 75 always encourages carpooling. Name of registrants will be shared with attendees so that individuals can make their own carpool arrangements.
Eat: Price includes Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast
Departure Time: By 9:00 AM, Sunday, November 20 all gear must be removed from the ship. Overnight participants may remain aboard until 4:30 PM.
Directions: From Weston, take I-95 North to downtown Providence, RI. Exit on I-195 to Fall River. As you cross the big bridge into Fall River, the Battleship should be visible adjacent to the bridge on the far left side. There should be signs directing you to Battleship Cove from I-95 on the far side of the bridge. The trip should be about 150 miles, almost all on Interstate, and should take about 2:45 hours.