Build an Adventure: Rocket into Scouting
A Cub Scout Recruiting Program
Parent orientation and registration nights
Scheduled between May 13th and May 20th, 2016
On these nights, several recruiting centers will be open to register new boys into Scouting. Parents will be able to get information on Scouting and complete joining paperwork. The boys will have the opportunity to participate in several rocket themed activities. Volunteers are needed for both rocket activities and recruiting activities. Additionally the new Cub Scouts will be invited to participate in several rocket launch activities.
Competitive Rocketry Explorer Posts & Clubs Now Forming!
FOR MALE AND FEMALES GRADES 6-12
In 2016 the Patriots’ Path will be the home of several new Competitive Rocketry Explorer Posts/Clubs. Each post may only have six youth members. The youth will participate in a national competition with other high school/middle school aged youth. The posts are forming now to begin planning for program in early May. Activities will begin as soon as each post registers. Each team will design and build their own rocket. Several criteria based on times and distances must be met to qualify for the finals to be held next March in Virginia. Official qualifying flights will be documented by a TARC representative. Click for flier
For more information, contact Exploring Executive, Bill SanFilippo at 973-765-9322 x227.
CHECK OUT THE SPACE EXPLORATION MERIT BADGE BY CLICKING HERE!
Rocket Safety Reminder
Rocket Academies have traditionally been a one-day event for communities and neighborhoods. They are a good way to show the broad spectrum of activities and learning associated with Scouting, and can educate participants and attendees about the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) program. Scouting.org has published several articles about Rocket Academies.
Safety is always a paramount consideration and the BSA wishes to re-emphasize the following as unit, district, and council rocket activities are considered.
- Review and be familiar with the National Association of Rocketry safety code, which can be found at the National Association of Rocketry.
- Determine if there are any local rules and regulations regarding the type, size, and launching of rockets within your community.
- Be aware of and guided by the Sweet 16 of BSA Safety.
- Complete a Program Hazard Analysis (PHA) in an effort to identify and be familiar with the hazards and risks associated with this activity.
- Take a PAUSE for safety prior to a launch.
- Build self-confidence & character
- Leadership & social skills development
- Unique career experiences & internships
- Volunteer service opportunities
Boy Scout Merit Badge – Space Exploration
Check out the requirements for earning the Space Exploration merit badge.
Rocket Launch – Raritan Valley
Save the date for a rocket launch on July 16, 2016