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    ADVENTURE, CHALLENGE, OUTDOOR SKILLS, FRIENDSHIP...
    Heartfelt thanks to Our Sponsor of many years,
    the South Berwick Rod & Gun Association,
    Rte 236, S.Berwick, ME (207)748-0014
    Troop 338 is a Unit of York District in the Pine Tree Council of Maine

    What's New?
    -We are proud to announce that we have had four more Scouts achieve Eagle rank since Brian Couture was confirmed on 10/25/2017... #35 Thayer Fitt - 03/05/2018, #36 Josh Hollick - 06/27/2018, #37 Joe Wessling - 07/25/2018, and #38 Ryan Bisson 11/28/2018! Join us in congratulating them and read about their projects on our Eagles page.
    -A Four Eagle Court of Honor for Brian, Thayer, Josh and Joe is planned for Sat, Dec 29th 2pm at the South Berwick Town Hall. Scouts, Family, Friends, Troop Alumni, and Eagle Scouts are invited to attend the ceremony.
    -Sorry about the lack of updates the past few months. As the Webmaster approaches retirement next year, he finds he has less time for the details than before. The committee has discussed using an all-in-one software to track events and notify and perhaps with a canned website that is easier to manage than the current one. That being said, this site is likely to go away in the next year, except I would like to preserve the Eagles page, History page and maybe another useful one or two. I'm looking for an easy way to incorporate those pages into new tabs on our Facebook page, so someone could still edit them for posterity. If one of my colleagues has done this before, please share with me.
    -Night Sky events! For you folks with telescopes or binoculars, I posted the Night Sky events at the bottom of this page with meteor showers and planet viewing for 2018.
    -Stuck for menu ideas for a weekend campout? Check out this our Camp Cooking page for some inspiration.

    What's Up in The Night Sky 2018
    2018
    January 1 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation when it will be at its highest point above the Eastern horizon in the pre-dawn sky.
    January 3, 4 - Quadrantids Meteor Shower is an above average shower, with up to 40 meteors per hour at its peak.
    March 15 - Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation when it is at its highest point above the Western horizon after sunset.
    April 22, 23 - Lyrids Meteor Shower. The Lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak.
    April 29 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation when it will be at its highest point above the Eastern horizon in the pre-dawn sky.
    May 6, 7 - Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak.
    May 9 - Jupiter at Opposition. The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long.
    June 27 - Saturn at Opposition. The ringed planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long.
    July 12 - Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation when it will be visible it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the western evening sky.
    July 27 - Mars at Opposition. The red planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun.
    July 28, 29 - Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak.
    August 12, 13 - Perseids Meteor Shower is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak.
    August 17 - Venus at Greatest Eastern Elongation. Look for the bright planet in the western sky after sunset.
    August 26 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation when it will be visible it will be at its highest point above the Eastern horizon in the predawn sky.
    October 8 - Draconids Meteor Shower is a minor meteor shower producing only about 10 meteors per hour in the early evening sky.
    October 21, 22 - Orionids Meteor Shower is an average shower producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. Best after midnight, looking toward Orion.
    November 5, 6 - Taurids Meteor Shower is a long-running minor meteor shower producing only about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is unusual in that it consists of two separate streams and runs from 9/7-12/10. The first is produced by dust grains left behind by Asteroid 2004 TG10. The second stream is produced by debris left behind by Comet 2P Encke.
    November 6 - Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation when it will be visible it will be at its highest point above the Western horizon after sunset.
    November 17, 18 - Leonids Meteor Shower is an average shower, producing up to 15 meteors per hour at its peak. Runs from 11/6-11/30, best after midnight
    December 13, 14 - Geminids Meteor Shower is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak.
    December 21, 22 - Ursids Meteor Shower is a minor meteor shower producing about 5-10 meteors per hour.
    All meteor showers are best observed after midnight from a dark location away from city lights.
    Check out these websites for details and look up at the night sky to see 'what's up'. Sea and Sky Astronomy, The Planetary Society, NASA realdata sightings.
         Please, keep sending ideas, schedules, events, updates, etc. for posting. You'll find links to other sites of interest on our Links & Resources page.

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