Pack 1113

Sam Houston Area Council

Rocket Launch Day

October 30, 2016

Duhacsek Park (map)
17034 Old Richmond Rd.
Sugar Land, TX 77478

10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Rocket Launch begins around 12:00pm)

Boys who join Cub Scouts this year before September 30th will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at Rocket Day. The event is free; please register so we can make sure we have an engine available for your Scout.

What to Bring

  • Your Rocket - Scouts may decorate their rockets with stickers or markers, but no additional weight should be added.
  • Annual Health Form - Make sure this has been turned into the Pack
  • Closed Toed Shoes
  • Optional - Snacks, Water Bottle, Camp Chair, Sunscreen, Bug Spray


<< Watch the Rocket Prep Video here >>


Rocket Launch Safety

The safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees is an important part of the Scouting experience. 

Only adults are allowed to handle or load rocket motors. Adults should always closely supervise ALL rocketry building, launching, and recovery activities.

National Association of Rocketry (NAR) Safety Code and other safety guidelines will be followed: 

  • Launch safety – countdowns, 15-foot safety circle
  • Launchers – End of launch rod must be above eye level.
  • Launch site – 200-foot open area required for a type B engine; monitor wind and dry grass conditions
  • Every rocket should be safety inspected prior to launch.
  • If a rocket misfires or does not launch, be sure to wait a minimum of 30 seconds before approaching it.
  • Lightning, winds, or any adverse weather should immediately stop the launch.
  • Recovery safety – Do not attempt recovery from power lines, tall trees, etc.
  • In case of inclement weather, the launch will be rescheduled.
  • BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed.

All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events.  Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Important Reminders