How to earn the BSA 2017 Solar Eclipse patch - August 21, 2017
A total solar eclipse is a rare event. A total solar eclipse whose path crosses right over the heart of the United States? Even rarer.
On Aug. 21, 2017, the solar system serves up a special treat. Aug. 21 is a Monday, but those Scouts and Venturers who are still on summer break should plan a big celebration. Like all the best celebrations, this one comes with its own patch.
There won’t be another total solar eclipse over the United States until 2024. After that, you must wait until 2045. In other words, when Aug. 21 arrives, make sure you’re ready.
Click here for the requirements for the 2017 Solar Eclipse Patch. Be sure to contact Mark Hopwood at the Council Office to pre-order your patches at $1.99 each. We will have a very limited supply and they will be available while supply lasts only.
UPCOMING EVENTS / CALENDAR
Lincoln Home District Kick-Off - August 8, 2017, 6:30 pm, Church of the Nazarene, 5200 S. 6th Street Road
LOG CABIN/RAILSPLITTER DISTRICT KICK-OFF - AUGUST 10, 2017, 7 PM, FAMILY LIVING CENTER, 418 N. SPRINGFIELD RD., RAYMOND, IL
HONEST ABE DISTRICT KICK-OFF - AUGUST 14, 2017, 7 PM, LINCOLN AVE. BAPTIST CHURCH, JACKSONVILLE, IL
SCOUT DAY AT THE FAIR - AUGUST 14, 2017