Cuboree & Rocket Day

October 22, 2022   |  8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lake Houston Wilderness Park
25840 FM 1485
New Caney, TX 77357

Cuboree is an action-packed day for Cub Scouts in kindergarten through fifth grade. Scouts will enjoy outdoor games and activities in an outdoor camp setting. (Lions will be able to participate in all activities except BB guns; BBs is not an approved Lion activity).

Youth who join Cub Scouts this year will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch. Youth in kindergarten through fifth grade who are interested in joining Scouting may also attend. We will help you find a pack near you and get signed up for Scouting. 

Registration

Registration can be completed by parents or pack leaders.

Option 1:  Cuboree and Rocket Launch   |   8:00 am - 3:00 pm

The event registration fee is $13.50 for the first Scout and $12 for each additional Scout and sibling who want to participate in the activities who registers at the same time. Pay online with credit card or electronic check. Council refund policy. Late registration begins on October 1, 2022; patches and craft supplies are not guaranteed for late registrants. There is no onsite registration (pay online before arrival).     

Register for Cuboree & Rocket Launch       Event Feedback

Option 2:  Rocket Launch Only   |   1:45 pm  

New Scouts who only want to launch their rocket attend at 1:45 pm. There is no charge to launch your rocket; please RSVP so we will have an engine for your rocket onsite.

RSVP for Rocket Launch only



Tentative Schedule

Packs will rotate together. Each family should have at least one parent that rotates with the group. 

8:00 am Check-in opens
9:00 am Opening flag ceremony
9:30 am Station 1
10:15 am Station 2
11:00 am Station 3
11:45 am Lunch break (bring your own)
12:15 pm Station 4
1:00 pm Station 5
1:45 pm Station 6
2:30 pm Closing ceremony
3;00 pm Clean up




What to Bring

  • BSA Health and Medical Record (Parts A & B for all Scouting events) for every participant
  • Sack lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Closed-toed shoes (e.g., tennis shoes)
  • Field uniform (Scout uniform) or activity uniform (Scout t-shirt), optional
  • Optional: camera, sunscreen, camp chair, bug spray 

For the Rocket Launch

  • New Scouts: Bring the rocket that you received from your pack leader (with the Scout's name on it). View the rocket prep video.
  • Returning Scouts can bring their own rocket and engine. See details below.
  • Extra engine (rockets can be shot more than once if time allows), optional



*Medical Record: We require all participants to bring an Annual Health and Medical Record to every Scouting event. The Scouting adventures, camping trips, and having fun are important to everyone in Scouting—and so is your safety and well-being. Completing the Annual Health and Medical Record is the first step in making sure you have a great Scouting experience. Completing a health history promotes health awareness, collects necessary data, and provides medical professionals critical information needed to treat a patient in the event of an illness or injury. It also provides emergency contact information. Please download the form and have the form with you at all Scouting events for every member of your family. 

^Closed-toed shoes are highly recommended for all Scouting events. Many of our outdoor venues have snakes and sticks that can injure toes. Many of our activities include active games, so shoes that Scouts can run in (e.g., tennis shoes) are recommended.

Rocket Launch: Extra Rockets 

Scouts may bring extra rockets (e.g., for a sibling who is a returning Scout). The rocket must be a skill level 0 to 2 and the engine must be an A or B class engine.

Packs may purchase additional rockets for returning Scouts in bulk from the local Scout Shop.  Allow two weeks for delivery.

Individuals may purchase additional rockets and motor engines at the local Scout Shop or Hobby Lobby.

If Scouts bring their own rocket(s), the rocket should be built prior to arrival at the launch site and they must provide their own appropriate class A or B rocket engine. Remember that only adults are allowed to handle the engines.  Ensure that you review the rocket kit instructions and select the recommended engine size. 

Watch this video for a very good briefing on prepping rockets prior to launch:  https://youtu.be/hC6evC1N05c.

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.



Photographs    

Notice!  Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography may be in progress at any time at an event. Your entrance constitutes your agreement that the council and district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).

Communications

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Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all participants must follow youth protection guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • No one-on-one contact between adults and youth members. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting     Enterprise Risk Management

Contacts

For questions, contact the Rocket Day chair or district activities chair.