Tennessee Boy Scouts host weekend camp for total solar eclipse

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Middle Tennessee Boy Scouts plan have more than 1500 scouts registered for a summer camp to view the total solar eclipse.

The historic total solar eclipse will be on August 21. The path of totality will stretch from Kentucky all the way through Tennessee, giving people the perfect view of the eclipse.

According to Joe Priester with the Middle Tennessee Boy Scouts of America, the Great Eclipse Campout will take place from August 19-21 at Boxwell Reservation in Lebanon.

He said they already have 1500 scouts registered but expect to host more than 3000 people. Some of the already-registered groups are coming to Middle Tennessee from as far away as Maryland.

Campers who want to attend will pay $25, which includes a t-shirt, patch and safety glasses. Additional family members who aren't scouts can pay $5 for safety glasses.

Here are a few other spots you can see the total solar eclipse the longest:

  • Clarksville- 2 minute 19 seconds
  • Gallatin- 2 minute, 40 seconds
  • Cookeville- 2 minute, 32 seconds

Fox 17 has a page with the latest updates on everything you need to know about the total solar eclipse as the big day approaches.

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