Troop 799 Dark Skies Campout
Who: All Webelos-II boys, and their (interested) parents
When: October 25-26 2008
Cost: $5 per person
Please join Troop 799 for a fun filled weekend at its Henry Coe Dowdy Ranch.
The Ranch site has been reserved exclusively for our use, and with the Bell Station entrance already closed to the public, we'll have this entire section of the state park to ourselves!
The theme of this campout is astronomy. This is a "dark skies" weekend, we'll be bringing an assortment of high end telescopes and will be working on a variety of astronomy themed scouting requirements. If you've never seen a nebula, galaxy, or other deep space object before "in person", here's your chance!
Other activities will include hiking & mountain biking to nearby lakes, shuttle to Mississippi lake for some serious fishing, and of course some of our usual excellent outdoor cooking.
Things to bring:
What not to bring:
How dark is it?
Here is the Clear Sky Chart for Dowdy Ranch:
Clear Sky Chart