The Webelos Den participated in the overnight program at the USS Hornet located in Alameda California on Saturday May 28th. The scouts arrived at the pier at 4:30 pm to board the ship at 5:00 pm. The crew started with some introductions and moved on to orientation, and an overview of some ship rules.
Participants spent the night “living with history” on the ultimate overnight adventure, learning about how the USS Hornet’s sailors lived and worked on this city at sea. They toured key areas of the ship to see various spaces and systems and discussed the history, science, and engineering behind them. There were opportunities to participate in several hands-on science stations and demonstrations interspersed with seeing sailors’ living quarters. The groups were assigned bunks within the ship’s berthing compartments.
The experience included dinner and breakfast in the original enlisted “Crew’s Mess”, learning about the famous carrier’s daring exploits, touring key areas of the ship and the historic naval aircraft on display, and learning about NASA’s Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 missions that put the first men on the moon.
It was an exciting overnight excursion!!