January 6th Pack Meeting – January 20th Den Meeting – Franklin Institute 1/24

January 6th Pack Meeting – Pinewood Kickoff

January 20th Den Meetings

Franklin Institute 1/24 Camp IN – sign ups at upcoming meetings

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Tuesday 12/2 Pack Meeting WES & Saturday 12/7 Ice Skating at Center Ice in Oaks 6:30-8PM

Tuesday 12/2 Pack Meeting WES – Skit Night – signups and payments for 1/24 Franklin Institute Overnight Begins

Saturday 12/7 Ice Skating at Center Ice in Oaks – 6:30-8PM – Helmets recommended for all skaters – skating time starts promptly at 6:45PM

skate into scouting

 

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Pack 284 Trip to Independence Seaport Museum 11/15 Saturday 11-2PM

Pack 284 Trip to Independence Seaport Museum 11/15 Saturday 11-2PM

seaport-museum-olympia-680uwadvanced RSVP/registration is required to attend this event with our group.

arrive at 10:45 ticketing area for your passes
first programs will start promptly at 11AM
scouts/families may come late but you will need to be signed up – you may then join in a program in progress per schedule below
scouts may also leave early if needed
Address: 211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA

pack will be divided in to 3 groups and rotate through 2 museum programs
Group A Tigers and Bears
Group B Bears and overflow
Group C Webelos 1 and 2

11:00am: Group A (Compass Activity, 1st Floor Gallery)
Group B (Map Activity, 2nd Floor Gallery)
Group C (Self-guide Historic Ships)

12:00pm: Group C (Compass Activity, 1st Floor Gallery)
Group A (Map Activity, 2nd Floor Gallery)
Group B (Self-guide Historic Ships)

1:00pm: Group B (Compass Activity, 1st Floor Gallery)
Group C (Map Activity, 2nd Floor Gallery)
Group A (Self-guide Historic Ships)

USS Olympia (C-6/CA-15/CL-15/IX-40) is a protected cruiser that saw service in the United States Navy from her commissioning in 1895 until 1922. This vessel became famous as the flagship of Commodore George Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War in 1898. The ship was decommissioned after returning to the U.S. in 1899, but was returned to active service in 1902.

She served until World War I as a training ship for naval cadets and as a floating barracks in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1917, she was mobilized again for war service, patrolling the American coast and escorting transport ships.

After World War I, Olympia participated in the 1919 Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War and conducted cruises in the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas to promote peace in the unstable Balkan countries. In 1921, the ship carried the remains of World War I’s Unknown Soldier from France to Washington, D.C., where his body was interred in Arlington National Cemetery. Olympia was decommissioned for the last time in December 1922 and placed in reserve.

In 1957, the U.S. Navy ceded title to the Cruiser Olympia Association, which restored the ship to her 1898 configuration. Since then, Olympia has been a museum ship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where it is now part of the Independence Seaport Museum. Olympia is the oldest steel US warship still afloat. Olympia was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966.

 

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