Lynn Capling talks to the Williams Lake Brownie troupe about moon rocks in an education session held recently at the Scout Island Nature Centre.

Lynn Capling talks to the Williams Lake Brownie troupe about moon rocks in an education session held recently at the Scout Island Nature Centre.

Brownies star-gaze with astronomy leaders

The Williams Lake Brownie troupe had an eventful evening at Scout Island recently where they learned all about astronomy.

The Williams Lake Brownie troupe had an eventful evening at Scout Island recently where they were honoured to have speakers Lynn and Steve Capling lead a session on astronomy.

The girls are working on their Reach for the Stars key and their Exploring Space badge.

Throughout the evening the girls learned about planets, stars and our relationship to the sun through demonstrations, games and photos.

A special treat was the opportunity to hit the roof with the guidance of Steve Capling to view our night sky through a telescope.

For days the forecast called for cloud cover but it cleared up in the last few hours for the girls to be able to view the moon, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter with its four moons. The Brownies, leaders and parents were all extremely impressed with the presentation put on by the Caplings.

I think they were quite shocked to receive the honorary “Grand Howl” at night’s end.