How to earn the BSA Total Solar Eclipse 2024 Emblem on April 8

Taken from Aaron on Scouting | January 24, 2024
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  1. Locate a site suitable for viewing the eclipse.
  2. Describe how to safely view the eclipse.
  3. Discuss with your group what you saw and felt during the eclipse.
  4. Do the following:
    • Cub Scouts: Discuss what a solar eclipse is with your leaders.
    • Scouts BSA members: Draw a diagram of the positions of the moon, Earth and sun to show how the solar eclipse occurs.
    • Venturers and Sea Scouts: Research Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington’s 1919 experiment and discuss how it confirmed Einstein’s theory of general relativity.
  5. Ask your unit leader to purchase the BSA Total Solar Eclipse 2024 Emblem.