Earn Your Solar Eclispe Emblem

Earn Your Solar Eclipse Emblem

Solar Eclipse Event
Monday, April 8, 2024

A celestial phenomenon is about to grace the skies once again, captivating the hearts of Scouts across the nation.  On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cast its shadow, offering a unique spectacle that won’t be seen again until 2044.  In the spirit of exploration and learning, Scouts have the opportunity to earn the coveted 2024 Solar Eclipse Emblem, a glowing testament to their curiosity and dedication.  Let’s embark on a journey to discover how Scouts can prepare for and commemorate this extraordinary event.

How to Earn Your 2024 Solar Eclipse Emblem
  • Locate the Perfect Viewing Site.  The first step in earning the 2024 Solar Eclipse Emblem is to find an ideal location for witnessing the celestial event. Scouts are encouraged to use modern technology, searching online for “eclipse viewing” along with the name of their city or town. Local events and gatherings dedicated to the solar eclipse provide a communal experience, fostering a sense of unity among Scouts.
  • Study the Path and Timings: NASA serves as the go-to resource for precise information about the eclipse’s path and timings. Scouts can visit the NASA website to get detailed insights into when and where the eclipse will be most visible. Armed with this knowledge, Scouts can plan their viewing experience down to the minute, ensuring they don’t miss a moment of this rare phenomenon.
  • Safety First: Just as in 2017, safety remains a top priority. Scouts must be well-versed in the proper techniques for viewing a solar eclipse without harming their eyes. Directly looking at the sun is a no-go, and NASA provides valuable guidance on safe viewing practices. Armed with this knowledge, Scouts can enjoy the eclipse without compromising their vision.
  • Reflect and Share: A crucial aspect of the 2024 Solar Eclipse Emblem journey is reflection and sharing. After the eclipse, Scouts are encouraged to discuss their experiences within their groups. What did they see, and how did it make them feel? This not only deepens their understanding of the celestial event but also strengthens the bonds within the Scouting community.

When you have completed the requirements, please contact Shelley and she will place your order for an emblem.  Emblem cost is $3.99 per emblem.  And the best part – is they glow in the dark!