Monday, March 2, 2020

Battleship Cove Sleepover Event - Time Sensitive

On May 9th, we are planning a visit to Battleship Cove. Spending an overnight on board one of the mightiest defenders of freedom truly is an unforgettable experience.  

Although Battleship Massachusetts was designed to carry 1,800 men, she typically carried nearly 2,300 on board throughout the war. Steaming more than 225,000 miles over four long years, Big Mamie rotated her crew frequently, hosting more than 6,000 different officers and crew by 1945.

You'll be sleeping exactly where these men slept: in authentic sailors' racks.  Built of tough cotton canvas stretched across a sturdy aluminum frame, these racks will give you a firsthand feel of what it was like to be a sailor in World War II.  Upon arriving to the museum, campers are led to their assigned bunkrooms where they may stow their sleeping bags and belongings. 

If you're lucky, your average hotel might throw in a complimentary continental breakfast with your lodging fee, but at Battleship Cove we give you breakfast and dinner. All meals are served "chow style" in the original Officers' Wardroom on board USS Massachusetts.  Campers then partake in a number of activities such as the new "Kilroy IS Here" scavenger hunt,  story teller,  feature films, play the game Battleship aboard a battleship, have a set of your own dog tags made, and much more.  

Due to the restrictions with registration, we need to cut off the sign ups on Saturday March 7th.  This is open to current enrolled scouts and their parent/guardians (sorry no siblings).  Total cost is $69 per person.  A deposit of $35 per person is due by Saturday March 7th.  We will not be able to hold your reservation if the deposit is not paid.

Please use the attached sign up to register.

Payment can be made to either Rose or Jessica at the Derby Check In or at the Derby itself.  Cash or Check made out to Pack 722 will be accepted.

Thank you!


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