USS Lexington 2018 Trip

Welcome to the Pack 9 2018 USS Lexington Live Aboard trip!

We are requesting that all participants pay through this page. All payments are due by November 14, 2018.

We plan on arriving as a group at 2:00 PM, December 1,2018. We will leave the ship the following morning at 9:00 AM, December 2, 2018. It is important to arrive on time, as we all must enter as a group!

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You can see a sample itinerary here.

The cost of the trip is $27.50 per Scout and $55.00 per Adult.

Important Info:

1.    Groups are checked in, as a whole make sure your group arrives together.  If you have late, arrivals please notify the LA coordinator. Gates close at 5pm or 6pm depending on closing hours.

2.    Participants must be at least 5 years of age.

3.    We require a 1:5 adult to youth ratio onboard for the overnight program.

4.    Each camper must bring his or her own pillow, sleeping bag, toiletries, towel and flashlight.  No electronic equipment not absolutely necessary will be allowed.

5.    No carry-on food or drink of any kind will be allowed onboard.  (Special circumstances will be considered for those with special dietary needs.)  Dinner and Breakfast are included.

6.    All campers are assigned specific berthing compartments based on gender and group size.  All compartments are air conditioned, heated or well ventilated to keep campers cool or warm!

7.    Lockers are available.  Campers need to bring your own lock and key.  Please do not leave valuables unattended in the berthing areas.

8.    A Fire Drill is an integral part of the Live Aboard Program.  Complete cooperation is expected from group participants and leaders.

9.    Fire Watch is held when we have 150 or more participants and manned by senior scouts (15 and up) who volunteer.

10. All vehicles will be parked under the Harbor Bridge in the Aquarium Parking Lot.  All gear must be unloaded prior to boarding the ship.  DO NOT LEAVE ANY VALUBELS IN YOUR VEHICLE.

11. Please check out our website at www.usslexington.com to get an idea of what an itinerary looks like and to check out area attractions as well as other programs offered onboard Lexington.

 

Please note: Berthing areas are separated by gender, females in one area and males in another. (Sleeping quarters) 


SHIP RULES for Live-Aboard guests

The USS LEXINGTON is a Registered National Historic Landmark. This ship will be treated with honor and respect at all times. This means no trash on the deck….throw trash in the trashcans.

1.    Absolutely no running or pushing is permitted on the ship.

2.    Restricted areas are well marked for your safety. Do not enter these areas. Anyone found in these areas may be asked to leave the ship.

3.    The main gate closes at 1700 (5PM). It can be opened for emergencies only.

4.    LEXINGTON is a smoke free facility. Smoking is permitted on the pier only.  

5.    Out of courtesy to others, groups are asked to maintain silence between the hours of TAPS and Reveille. Campers must remain in their sleeping quarters after TAPS as it is a definite safety hazard on Navy ships to be up and about with lights off.

6.    Anyone caught tampering with the fire alarm system is subject to immediate expulsion.

7.    Virtually everything on the ship is hard steel. A bump that might be of no consequence at home can result in real injury aboard the ship. Be careful!

8.    When using the companionways (ladders and hatches), if you are not comfortable going down normally, face the ladder and use handrails. Take the time to be safe.

Safety Procedures

Procedures for fire alarms and sick/injured children will be disussed. 

SAFETY GUIDELINES

Moving Safely Through the Ship

Virtually everything on the ship is hard steel. A bump that might be of no consequence at home can result in real injury aboard the ship. Be careful!

Step through watertight doors one leg at a time and hold onto the frame while doing so. Do not step on the bottom frame — you may slip and smack your head on the upper doorframe. Step through to the deck on the other side.

Do not play with the door levers (dogs). If left sticking into doorways, they can cause injury. In addition, doors are very heavy and have operating mechanism that can crush fingers. Leave door dogs in the upright and clipped position, please!

Tall persons need to watch out for “headknockers” in the overhead.

When using the companionways (ladders and hatches), if you are not comfortable going down normally, face the ladder and use handrails. Take the time to be safe.

Do not run at any time. In the event of an emergency evacuation, walk quickly as directed by those in charge. Always watch your footing. Always watch out above for “headknockers,” especially when sitting up in your bunk.

Safety Procedures and Equipment

There will be a MANDATORY Emergency Orientation shortly after coming aboard (Quarters). Please make your group members aware that this is very important. 


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