2016 Winter Camping

Sleep aboard the USS Alabama in Mobile, Alabama.


Overnight Berthing:
Your group’s assigned berthing area will depend on group size and your arrival time that day. This will be assigned upon arrival of the majority of the group (if traveling separately). All overnight participants should bring their own sheets, blankets or sleeping bags. Standard twin bedding will fit the bunks. Showers are available. You will be responsible for bringing your own towels, washcloths, soap, etc. All berthing areas are climate controlled (air- conditioned & heated) for your comfort.
Similar to our trip to the Yorktown, the accommodations are men only.   The Yorktown had a separate berthing area for Women the Alabama does not. Women will need to make room accommodations at a nearby hotel.    We will have plenty of leaders present in the berthing area to cover two-deep leadership required by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

We are working with the caterer associated with the park to put together a meal plan for our trip.   More details to follow. 

This trip is not paid by the pack.  We will be posting information as to the expense as soon as we have the information.

 Alabama Sign-up Closed

Transportation is each parents responsibility to and from the location.   Our event does not start until the entrance time designated by the park and ends when at the time the park designates. 

January 30-31

2703 Battleship Parkway
Mobile, Al 36601

USS Alabama

Off Ship Accommodations:
There are several hotels in the area of the Battleship Memorial Park.  We are currently exploring options with the hotels and will release details closer to the trip date

Tour Information:
Groups should allow 2 – 2 1/2 hours for the self-guided tour. Once onboard, the group can enter gun turrets, view crew’s quarters, sick bay, an engine room and much more. There are 12 decks open for touring. The main deck of the Battleship is handicapped accessible. The group will also enjoy watching a 15-minute film in the Uptake Theater featuring former WWII USS Alabama crewmen. After touring the Alabama, head down to the 36,000 sq. ft. Aircraft Pavilion, dedicated to the 29 Medal of Honor recipients from the State of Alabama. In here, the group can view aircraft such as the A-12 “Blackbird” Spy Plane and a P51-D Mustang Redtail, the type of plane flown by the valiant Tuskegee Airmen. Then inspect other aircraft, a Vietnam PBR boat, and wonderful exhibits. Don’t forget to take a ride on the Flight Simulator. Great for the young and young at heart! Submarine USS DRUM is your next stop, also designated a National Historic Landmark. She can be viewed from every vantage point, inside and out. Be sure to visit the inspiring Vietnam and Korean War Memorials also located in the park.

Craig Ficik,
Sep 23, 2015, 7:56 AM