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Battleship NJ/Philadelphia Urban Hike June 2-3rd

posted Mar 13, 2018, 7:48 PM by Peter Hamilton

Independence Hall/Philly Urban Hike -  We are excited about our trip for an historic walking tour of Philadelphie followed by a sleepover on the Battleship NJ on June 2-3rd. Please see below for basic agenda/meeting places/times.  PLEASE SEE ALL DOCUMENT ATTACHMENTS.  If your son is attending without a parent it is REQUIRED that you fill out the attached PERMISSION slip and fax (201-301-9158) or email it to prior to our departure on Saturday, June 2nd. Any questions please call or email me, else I will see everyone at AOOL parking lot at 7am on Saturday June 2nd.  I strongly encourage carpooling with fellow scouts. Cost of the trip is $70 for Cub Scouts/Cub Parents, and includes lunch at Independence Hall, Dinner & Breakfast aboard the Battleship NJ.  Please register via the cart below to secure your spot.

Contact Numbers:            Peter Hamilton, Scoutmaster Troop 27, Cell 201-615-7267

                                              James Trousdale, Cubmaster Pack 27, Cell 201-753-2148

                                              EMERGENCY ONLY – Officer of the Deck Battleship NJ (609) 868-4166




Jun 2, Sat  7am                               Meet at AOOL Parking lot to depart for Philadelphia, PA

Jun 2, Sat  9am-10pm                Arrive in Philly and Park at Central Parking on Market St & 8th . We will plan to meet at 10am at Café Independence at the Independence Hall Visitor Center on Market St & 6th

Jun 2, Sat 10am-1pm                    Walking tour of Liberty Bell Center, Liberty Bell and Ranger tour of Independence Hall

Jun 2, Sat 1pm-2pm                   Lunch (To be purchased individually) at Café Independence

Jun 2, Sat 2pm-5pm               Constitutional Walking Tour of Major Historical Sites in Philly

Jun 2, Sat 5:30pm                          Depart Philly for Camden, NJ and head to Parking Garage: 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103

Jun 2, Sat 6-6:45pm                Board Ship; Get bunk assignment, stow gear, and free time until safety presentation. MUST BOARD by 7pm

Please see ATTACHED Pre-Boarding Package for full itinerary aboard ship- Dinner Sat/Breakfast Sun provided on ship

Jun 3, Sun 9am                               Depart after breakfast, however welcome to stay aboard until 12noon with simulators, tour on own, etc.

Parking in Philadelphia – Central Garage at 801 Market Street, Philadelphia (8th & Market St) Web link to discount coupon for $9 for up to 9hrs if you pre-buy via the link below

For the Battleship: 100 Clinton Street, Camden, NJ 08103

For the Parking Garage: 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103 (Garage Closes 7pm Sat & Opens 7am)Sunday – Overnight Parking is $11.00 per vehicle. The garage is 200 yards from the ship.  A shuttlebus will pick us up from the rear of the garage & take us to the ship.

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