Night has captured the imagination since the dawn of time. But with modern-day electricity, it’s easy to overlook the mysteries and beauty of the world after the sun goes down. So grow your imagination and expand what you know (or think you know!). Turn out the lights, tune in your senses, and step out in to the night.
Prior to the December 18 troop meeting:
- Visit your local library and find books about the night sky. What constellations appear in the northern hemisphere in the winter? What stars to you expect to see on your visit out to see the starts?
- Learn out about Winter Solstice. When is it? What makes that day different from any other day of the year?
- Research one nocturnal flower and bring what you have discovered to share it with the troop.
At the troop meeting on December 18:
- This will be a no uniform/ wear vests only troop meeting. Come dressed to star gaze outside (coats, hats, gloves)
- Bring a sleeping bag & tarp to lay on, graph paper and pencil to chart the stars you will see, and a flash light.
After the troop meeting:
- Make your stars in to art! Make a painting, watercolor drawing, chalk drawing, or charcoal drawing of what you charted and share it at the first meeting of 2016!