Astronomy merit badge star party requirement

My district webelos wood is coming up and we are scheduled to have a solar eclipse. We are also having a star party Saturday night and I was wondering if I can use 1 hr of viewing the eclipse as and hour off the 3 hr starparty requirement?

@DonaldTadlock - please discuss with the merit badge counselor or your council/district advancement chair. This is not the venue for these questions

  1. With your counselor’s approval and guidance, do ONE of the following:

The BSA has requested that policy and program questions be directed to your local district / council.