The troop was able to record the eclipse from the drone. Launched above the trees just before totality, the video shows dramatic lighting changes to landscape to the west. We were less than 5 miles from the center totality line, in the mountains north High Valley Idaho. The campout was a blast with the day before flying the drone, plant identification activity, games, wonderful food, worked on the BSA eclipse award, and ended the event with eclipse 2017.
The troop will be heading up to Art’s cabin for the eclipse. Group one will head out Saturday with the Pack. Group two will be heading out Sunday. A bunch of activities are planned for the weekend. Our camp site is less than 5 miles from the line of totality – very close. The location by NASA will have around 2 minutes and 9 seconds of totality. And, we will working on the BSA eclipse award.
The troop will be heading to Camp Meriwether on July 1st. Travel details to be announced during June’s Court of Honor.
June 6th during the meeting, sign-up for merit badges will occur.
Cost is $300 unless assisted in one of the fundraisers then the cost is reduced by amount of work completed.
Don’t forget to complete part C of the medical forms.
Camp Meriwether is on the Oregon coast with beach front property on the Pacific Ocean, a lake in the camp for aquatic activities, a unique selection of merit badges such as oceanography, a great program of merit badges / activities, and so much more for fantastic week at summer camp.