Scout Overnight Adventure
Thank you for your interest in the Scout Program at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park. We feel sure your troop's participation will be both educational and fun. The following is important information to help you plan your trip. Overnights are available any night except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Battleship Memorial Park closes near sunset each evening. After that time, a security guard will be on hand all night. The Scout Duty Chief will be available until 8:00PM. You should plan to arrive at the Park between 3:00 PM-6:00 PM pm to allow adequate time to store your gear and familiarize yourselves with the area. Upon your arrival, please check in at the ticket office or with the guard, as they will then notify the Scout Duty Chief, to begin your check in.
To check availability, make reservations or questions, please call Tammy Brown or Pam Vernor at 251-433-2703 or email, Tammy Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org or Pam Vernor, email@example.com, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM.
The overnight program is only available to youth groups with members between the ages of 6 and 18. There are NO COED FACILITIES AVAILABLE. All facilities will be shared by several groups. It is required that only male chaperones accompany boy groups and only female chaperones accompany girl groups. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS. We encourage you to plan on one adult for every eight scouts.
A $60.00 non-refundable deposit is required with your confirmation to hold your reservation.
The balance of the overnight charges will vary according to group size and time allowance and will be noted on the confirmation. The cost is $18.00 per person with a $270.00 minimum charge for all reservations with booking dates through December 31, 2013. Beginning January 1, 2014 and for all reservations thereafter, the cost will be $20.00 per person with a minimum charge of $300.00. There will be two adults admitted free per 25 participants. Please let us know how many will be in your party as soon as possible as space is limited.
The cost of the overnight program includes a complete tour of Battleship USS ALABAMA (BB-60), Submarine USS DRUM (SS-228), Aircraft Pavilion, and other displays as well as your overnight accommodations. Please allow approximately 2 hours for your tour. You are free to arrange your itinerary to suit your travel plans, however , however YOU MUST BE CHECKED IN PRIOR TO 8:00PM ON THE EVENING OF YOUR OVERNIGHT STAY.
You will be responsible for providing all food and beverages for your group. There are microwaves available aboard ship and barbecue grills in the park. Pizza or other food may be delivered. Our concessionaire, The Galley, also offers catered meals for overnight groups. Click here for more information on these catered meals or contact our concessionaire directly at 251-432-0261.
Available at an additional cost, we offer a USS ALABAMA Scout Patches and T-Shirts. These are only available to boy or girl Scouts participating in our overnight program. Also available for purchase are customizable Dog Tags. Click here for more information on ordering merchandise for your group.
Your groups 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.
OUR COMMISSION POLICY IS THAT GROUP BERTHING (ALL SCOUTS AND ALL CHAPERONES) MUST BE ALL MALE OR ALL FEMALE (THE GENDER BEING DETERMINED BY THE FIRST RESERVATION FOR OVERNIGHTS ON A GIVEN DAY).
Opposite Sex Chaperones/Minors will need to find accommodations off property. Click here for a listing of hotels in the area.
The Park reserves the right to refuse entry to or remove from the premises, without refund, any group who: a) has not prepaid their entire account upon arrival; b) does not have all hold harmless agreements properly completed, or; c) displays disorderly, discourteous, or unlawful behavior at any time.
Social functions, such as reunions, conventions, dances, dinners, etc., are often scheduled aboard Battleship ALABAMA and occur at the same time as Scout groups are scheduled for overnights. These groups use the Wardroom and Fantail aboard the Battleship and the Aircraft Pavilion. All groups must stay clear of these areas where social functions are taking place. Attendees of these social functions are occasionally allowed to tour the Battleship until 8:00 pm. After 8:00 pm they are required to remain in the area they have leased. All social functions must end no later than Midnight.
Thank you and please come have the experience of a lifetime aboard Battleship USS ALABAMA!!!