This year there will be a very special patch available for scouts to earn, the BSA 2017 Solar Eclipse patch. The solar eclipse will be August 21st of this year and another one won’t happen again over the US until 2024. Scouts have a great opportunity to earn this patch however patches need to be pre-ordered due to stock availability. An event was created and posted to the Troop 282 Facebook page ( see under EVENTS on the page) just for the pre-order, please respond as attending if you would like to pre-order a patch no later than July 17th. Each response counts as 1 pre-order for the patch, if you need more than one for your family please post to the discussions on that event stating how many you will need.
There is also a post on the Troop 282 page that shares the link to instructions for how to earn the patch etc. (please do not comment on this post as to how many patches you need, respond to the event only for patch pre-orders) and a post/discussion under the event that has a link on how to get free eclipse viewing glasses.
(Troop 282 FB page admin)