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Camp & View - Total Eclipse

Event Details


On April 8, 2024, at 3:06 p.m, Central Indiana will witness a rare and awe-inspiring celestial event - a total solar eclipse.  The sun, moon, and earth will align. This "syzygy" will put the sky into epic and unforgettable temporary darkness. Though the following solar eclipse will occur in the year 2044, Indianapolis will not be within the path of totality until the year 2153 - 129 years after 2024. So buckle up and plan your eclipse-viewing at one of our four Scouting camp properties . 

The solar eclipse's peak of totality is predicted to last for 3 minutes and 46 seconds, starting at 3:06 p.m.

In honor of the Total Solar Eclipse, the Crossroads of America Council will be having an eclipse viewing event. All BSA members can come view an Annular Eclipse at any one of our four camp properties which are in the center of the path of totality. (Belzer is day of only) 

Join the Crossroads of America Council for a weekend of camping and ending with the viewing of the total solar eclipse.  Come for the whole weekend or just the day! 

Choose a camp location and you will be assigned a campsite based on availability for unit camping. 


In a Galaxy Far, Far Away (also known as Camp Belzer, Kikthawenund, Ransburg)

Krietenstein - If you would like to utilize Camp Krietenstein please refer to the Western Division Spring Camporee. Registration closes March 27th @ 11:59pm

Dates and Time

Check in opens at 12:00 pm, April 6 at Kikthawenund, Ransburg (Camp office)

Eclipse begins April 8 at 3:06 PM EDT 


Day only event participants please check in at 12:00 pm on April 8 (all Camps) 

All participants will receive solar viewing protection and an event patch. 

Units should "be prepared" to bring their own camping supplies. No food or camping equipment will be provided. 

Online T-Shirt orders are no longer available.  A limited number of shirts will be available at Ransburg Scout Reservation April 6-8




When & Where
Kikthawenund Solar Eclipse Weekend
Camp Kikthawenund
Saturday 04-06-2024 12:00 PM ET to
Monday 04-08-2024 8:00 PM ET Past
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Ransburg Solar Eclipse
Ransburg Scout Reservation
Saturday 04-06-2024 12:00 PM ET to
Monday 04-08-2024 8:00 PM ET Past
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Kikthawenund Solar Eclipse Monday Only
Camp Kikthawenund
Monday 04-08-2024
10:00 AM ET to 5:30 PM ET Past
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Belzer Solar Eclipse Monday Only
Camp Belzer
Monday 04-08-2024
12:00 PM ET to 5:00 PM ET Past
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