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San Diego MLK Trip - January 13, 2018 22 - We are now Full -
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What: San Diego MLK Trip
When: January 13 - 15, 2018
Where: San Diego Ca, Via San Jose Airport  
Who: All Troop 33 Scouts - limited to 20 total
Cost: $395
SIC: Jack Crane
Activity Coordinator: Jessica Chang
How: Trip is Full!
Dress Code: Class A uniform for all day time activities Class B at all other times.


Continuing the troop’s tradition of a major expedition over the MLK weekend, we will be heading to San Diego again this coming January. 
The tour will be led by Troop 33 Scoutmaster Peter Stanley.
  We will fly from San Jose very early Saturday morning, January 13th, and return Monday

afternoon, January 15th.  The expedition will include an overnight on USS Midway (aircraft carrier),  San Diego Zoo, a tour of Petco Park (home of the SD Padres), the famous Gaslamp Quarter, the Star of India and other historic ships on the waterfront, some of the museums in Balboa Park.  We will sleep at a youth hostel in the Gaslamp Quarter. We will also continue the tradition of an evening movie.  Every effort will be made to keep a lid on costs, but with the plane tickets and various admission fees, the cost to participate is expected to be $395/person (subject to change based on the final airfare).

Last time the troop went to San Diego over the MLK weekend in 2014, we had a total of 36 scouts and 4 adult leaders, and it was a HUGE success!

2014 Troop 33 San Diego MLK Trip
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Most of our San Diego activities will be on foot, so there will be a lot of walking.

Agenda (Revised)

Saturday (Jan. 13th)

  • 5:00am - Meet at San Jose airport
  • 5:15am - Go through check in & Security as a group (BE ON TIME!)
  • 6:15am - Breakfast (on your own)
  • 7:10am - Depart for San Diego (Southwest Flight 4302)
  • 8:30am - Arrive at San Diego airport
  • 9:15am - Walk to USS Midway (45 min)
  • 10:00am - Drop off backpacks. Walk to Petco Park (30 min)
  • 10:30am - Petco Park Padres FanFest 2018
  • 11:30am - Lunch (sack lunch)
  • 12:00pm - Tour Petco Park (80 min guided tour)
  • 2:00pm - Walk to the Gaslamp Quarter (15 min)
  • 2:30pm - Gaslamp Historical tour (90 min guided tour)
  • 4:00pm - Walk to USS Midway (20 min)
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    Troop 33

  • 5:00pm - Dinner on USS Midway
  • 7:00pm - Tour and activities on-board
  • 10:30pm - Lights out (sleep in bunks!)

Sunday (Jan. 14th)

  • 6:00am - Reveille
  • 6:30am - Bring gear to muster area
  • 6:45am - Breakfast / Flight Deck Tour
  • 8:00am - Walk to Hostelling International Downtown SD & drop off bags (20 min)
  • The entrance to the hostel lobby is on Market St., between 5th and 6th. 521 Market Street
  • 8:30am - Walk to San Diego Zoo (50 min)
  • 9:30am - San Diego Zoo tour (2 hour guided tour)
  • 12:00pm - Lunch at the zoo
  • 3:00pm - Walk to San Diego Air & Space Museum (15 min)
  • 3:30pm - Air & Space museum OR other parts of Balboa Park
  • 5:30pm - Walk back to Hostelling International Downtown SD (30 min)
  • 6:00pm - Dinner
  • 7:00pm - Movie (local theater, in buddy groups)
  • 10:00pm - Lights out

Monday (Jan. 15th)

  • 7:00am - Wake up
  • 7:30am - Breakfast & pack
  • 8:30am - Walk to Star of India and Maritime Museum (30 min)
  • 9:00am - Star of India and other ships tour (90 min guided tour)
  • 11:00am - Walk to San Diego airport (45 min)
  • 12:00pm - Arrive at San Diego airport
  • 12:30pm - Go through check in & security as a group
  • 1:00pm - Lunch (in buddy groups)
  • 2:10pm - Depart for San Jose (Southwest Flight 301)
  • 3:35pm - Arrive at San Jose airport

What to Bring

  • All travel and touring in uniform
  • Scouts must carry all gear in a single backpack - No checked Baggage carry all onto the plane
  • Lightweight sleeping bag for Overnight on Ship
  • Flashlight (headlamp recommended)
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Warm jacket and hat
  • Rain gear
  • Toiletries (follow the TSA 3-1-1 rule, 3oz liquids, 1qt clear bag, 1 bag/passenger)
  • Sack lunch for Saturday
  • $$$ Money for meals (Saturday breakfast at airport, Sunday lunch at Zoo, Monday lunch at Airport)
  • Spending money (20% discount at Padres gift shop!)

What NOT to Bring

  • Laser pointers
  • Knives
  • Matches or lighters

Pay Online

Scout/Adult Payment ($395 + $12.11 payment fee)

Checks made out to "BSA Troop 33" can also be given to the Activity Coordinator (no payment fee needed).


Jessica Chang,
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Dec 16, 2017, 9:54 PM
Judy Bergwerk,
May 5, 2018, 10:07 AM
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