Lebanon, TN - What’s a Boy Scout supposed to do when he does not live in the path of totality for Eclipse 2017? Drive 882 miles and 14 hours from Sparta to Boxwell Scout Reservation in Lebanon, Tennessee, of course. Six scouts from Troop 95 joined 3,500 other interested skywatchers at Boxwell Scout Reservation from August 19 through August 21, where they were treated to a star party, rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, a variety of merit badge sessions, a cast-iron cook-off, a scavenger hunt and a screening of Star Wars.
The highlight of the weekend was observing the magnificent eclipse.
Describing the eclipse, Troop 95’s Senior Patrol Leader, Doug Fowler said, “It was the most beautiful thing I will ever see.”