Cub Scout Pack 227
Parents, as most of you know each year Pack 227 holds a "Fall Overnighter". This year we are pleased to announce that we have made reservations for an overnighter aboard the USS Midway in San Diego on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. We have chosen that day so as to hopefully promote maximum participation and not to conflict with other youth sporting events. The USS Midway was one of America's longest serving aircraft carriers. The overnight program is "an adventure at sea without leaving the port". It offers a "once-in-a lifetime opportunity to live the life of a young sailor at sea and to experience some of the remarkable history of the USS Midway".
The organized youth overnight program will begin on Saturday, Nov. 17th at 4:30 pm and conclude on Sunday, Nov. 18th at 9:30 am. Dinner and breakfast are provided. There are activities from 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm including exploring the ship, “recon mission” (aka scavenger hunt), scheduled tours, behind the scenes tours, flight simulators and tours of the captain's bridge and primary flight control. Lights are out at 10:30 pm and reveille is at 6:00 am. By 7:30 am we are on the flight deck learning about the catapults for launching aircraft and the arresting wires for recovery of aircraft. They will also talk about some of the airplanes and helicopters on the flight deck and there will be time to wander the flight deck and picture taking. There will be a closing ceremony that concludes the program at 9:30 am. You will have the option of staying on the ship after the closing ceremony or leaving the ship and coming back the same day at no charge.
The berthing accommodations are the same the sailors had for 47 years. The berthing compartments are large and have bunks stacked 3 high. The bunks and associated lockers are arranged in an office cubicle type layout and nobody is assigned on the top bunk. There are separate male and female bathrooms. Showers are not available.
Here is the cost per person:
- $95 if paid by Nov. 7, 2018
The cost includes everything listed above except the motion simulator ($4) and strike fighter ($5) paid in cash to the ride operator for those who want to ride it. Parking is available on the pier. The parking lot is operated by Ace parking lot. The cost is $10 per vehicle from time of arrival until 10:00 am the next morning.
The USS Midway is located at 910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego 92101. For more information on this program (including “Frequently Asked Questions”) please go to their website (www.midway.org/overnight)
We have made reservations for 75 people. At this point we would like to limit participation to just Scouts and their parents. Depending on the level of interest we may open this up to siblings. Here is a link to the sign up sheet: USSMIDWAY.pack227.org
If you get Tom a check (made payable to "Pack 227") then you are guaranteed a spot. Checks can be (1) given to Tom at a Pack meeting (2) placed in an envelope that your write “USS Midway – Pack 227” and dropped off at the St. Bonaventure School(not Parish) office or (3) mailed or dropped off at Tom's house (4841 Curtis Circle, HB 92649). Don't let the slots fill up before you decide !
If, after reading this and going on the website, you have any questions or need additional information please e-mail ([email protected]) or call Tom at (714) 392-6698.
4:30pm - 10:30pm PDT
910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego 92101