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Twilight Camp 2014

Another Twilight Camp is in the books.  “THANK YOU” to the Key Staff, Station Leads, Walking Den Leaders,  Jr. Volunteers for providing an AWESOME week of camp.  “THANK YOU” to everyone that helped with camp set up & tear down.  “THANK YOU” to Mike Anderson, Noel Anderson, & Anderson Family for organizing and putting together the best opening & closing ceremonies.  The Lone Star District Twilight Camp 2014 was FUN, AMAZING, and SUCCESSFUL because of our volunteers!  “THANK YOU” 
 
Here is a list of achievements the boys completed.  Remember, this list is if the boys attended every day, every class, & participated 100% in every class.
 
Mark your calendars for the first 2015 Twilight Camp Planning Meeting on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 6:45pm – 7:30pm (before Round Table) at the LDS building on Eldorado.

Below we have more deails on the astronomy class.

Astronomy Class
  • Belt Loop
  1. Demonstrate how to focus a simple telescope or binoculars. 
    ... They made a telescope that they then focused and used. 
  2. Draw a diagram of our solar system—identify the planets and other objects.
    ... They were given handout #1 on which they were supposed to draw a diagram of a solar system and identify the planets and other objects.  Most did this but many didn't bother.  Please check to see if they did and ask them about what they drew.
  3. Explain the following terms: planet, star, solar system, galaxy, the Milky Way, black hole, red giant, white dwarf, comet, meteor, moon, asteroid, star map and universe.
    ... They were given handout #2 on which there was a matching game of terms and definitions they were supposed to do.  Many did the quiz but a large number didn't bother too.  Please check to see if they did it or quiz them on the contents of the matching game individually and see if they can explain them.
  • Astronomy Pin
         
    Earn the Astronomy belt loop and complete five of the following requirements:
  1. Draw a diagram of a telescope and explain how it works.
    ... On handout #1 they were supposed to draw they diagram of a telescope.  We wanted the lenses of the telescope in the diagram.  It was about half who drew that and the other just drawing a tube which is not what we were looking for.  Speak to them.  As for the explanation of how it works we had a matching game of telescope component names and their definitions.  Many didn't bother to do the matching game.  Speak with and review the definitions with them.
  2. Explain how to use a star map.
    ... We made a star map and they were taught how to use it.  See if they can explain how to use it.  Many might not be able to explain.  Here is the link to the star map and information on how to use it.  http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/make-a-star-wheel/
  3. Not done.
  4. Not done though partially explained to them.
  5. Not done.
  6. Not done.
  7. Not done.
  8. Not done.
  9. Learn about some of the early space missions. Tell your den or family about one of them.
    ... They were told of and show images of some early space missions.  Ask them about them to finish this.
  10. Find a news story about a recent happening related to space. Tell your den or family about this event.
    ... Articles from the news were passed about for each boy to read.  We then talked about them as a den.  Please confirm that your boys participated as some avoided reading or participating.
  11. Not done.
  12. Locate three major observatories on a map. Explain why these locations are good for astronomy.
    ... We discussed good and bad locations for observatories and then discussed three US observatories.  On handout #1 a US map was given for them to locate these observatories.  On the handout there was also a matching game to identify which observatory had which good features.  Many didn't complete the map or the matching game.
Details for 2014

Date: June 9-13th
Location: Myers Park, McKinney
Time: 4:30-8:30 PM
Fee: MARCH MADNESS FEE: $60.00, FEE WILL INCREASE to $65.00 April 1st.
$65.00 (through 4/25), $80.00 after 4/25.
Pay/Register Scouts online at lonestar.mescout.org (do not enter in www.)