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2015 Rocket Day

Posted in: Pack News by rlgray on June 29, 2015

When: Saturday, July 18th, 9am-11am
Where: Bond Park multipurpose field (next to the dam)

The closest parking to the multipurpose field can be found at the Community Center.

Required Waiver Forms

The Town of Cary requires that all participants read the town’s Model Rocket Guidelines (click to download) document and sign the waiver on the last page.
Angelina Kohn will be collecting these forms and submit them to the Parks Dept. on behalf of the Pack.


The pack will provide shade canopies, water, and treats for the scouts and siblings.
If past years are any indication, it will probably be quite sunny, so please make sure your family wears plenty of sunscreen.
Boys are encouraged, but not required, to wear Class B uniforms (scouting T-shirts.)



Where can I find rocket kits?

Local stores that carry model rockets include:

  • Hangar 18 hobby shop on Kildaire Farm Rd (website) 10% Scout discount!
  • Michael’s in Crossroads

Online sources for model rockets include:


Most kits will require some level of assembly, but this is usually limited to just gluing parts together.
Be sure to allow at least 24 hours for the glue to dry before using the rocket.

Building Guidelines

Due to the size of the launch field, please limit your rockets to “A” or “B” sized engines. If you use anything larger, your rocket will probably end up in the trees surrounding the field. Depending on how windy it is, it’s possible that you could lose a rocket even with the smaller engines, so please don’t purchase any rockets that are too expensive or complicated to assemble.

In addition to the rocket and engines, you’ll also need to bring engine igniters and wadding (these are usually included with the engines, but double check just to be sure.)

Please bring your own launch pad to share! The Pack doesn’t have any launch pads.
This year, we will designate specific locations for where the launch pads can be set up. Once all those locations are taken, we would like everyone to share.