Rocket into Scouting
Dear Unit Leaders of Packs, Troops, Teams, Crews:
Just a reminder that every new youth to a Scouting unit registered before October 31st will get a FREE model rocket kit from the NCAC! Tejas has many rocket kits to distribute, but we need to get the youth applications/registrations turned in to him before October 31st so he can get them in to and processed at Council by Oct 31st. Please continue to recruit new youth at every unit, every program level, and every rank; and get those registrations in ASAP!!
The next part of this fun incentive is actually getting to launch the rockets. In addition to any rocket launch event that your unit might set up for new and continuing scouts, there are multiple area rocket launch events in the coming month that your unit or individual families can take advantage of:
One Loundoun Center in Ashburn on Saturday October 22nd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Northern Virginia Community College Annandale campus on Saturday October 29th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Camp Snyder in Haymarket on Saturday, November 12 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
These events will be a great time and will feature many other awesome activities for the Scouts besides the Rocket Launch. Check out Council’s website: www.NCACBSA.org/LaunchDays to see details of the Rocket Launch events across our Council, and to register for the launch event of your choice.
– All participants at a Council/area launch events should register at the link to attend and pay the $5 fee, which offsets some of the costs for the materials and location of the launch event.
– Units can decide if you want individuals to register themselves for a Council/area rocket launch event or if you want to do that as a unit – it can be done either way, it’s up to you.
– Returning scouts and adults and units can purchase rocket kits for $8.
– New scouts can purchase additional rocket kits if needed for $8.
– Engines are provided free to the new scouts as part of their free rocket kit.
– Anyone (returning or new scout or adult) who needs an additional engine can purchase extra engines (for additional launches of their rocket) for $3.
– Current Scouts and entire families are welcome at the area rocket launch events in addition to the NEW Scouts — there will be many fun activities in addition to the rocket launching going on that everyone can take advantage of at these dates/locations.
– Units can, of course, hold their own launch event and run it with or without a fee as they deem appropriate.
Every youth deserves to enjoy the benefits of Scouting, so please continue to recruit new youth at every unit, every program level, and every rank; and get those registrations in ASAP!! And let’s have a great autumn in Scouting!! Thank you.