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PACK 964 ROCKET LAUNCH
Saturday, September 22nd
Our Launch Time: After 11:30 am
Please Arrive by 11:00 am
for Safety Briefing & Prepping
Location: Great Meadow, The Plains, VA (off exit 31 off I-66w)
Enter Great Meadow through the marked gate and
follow the the signs on the roadway to the grassy/gravel parking area.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We are hoping the weather holds for this fun event. Expect to have a terrific time while enjoying the beautiful a day out delighting in the panoramic view of this beautiful location. Fresh air will do our body good.
OTHER TID BITS:
Several area rocketry enthusiasts/groups will be on-site for this event.
Upon arrival, please find our Pack 964 Set-Up. We will attempt to be close to main entrance to the range.
Please plan to arrive by 11 AM for the safety briefing (be there!).
Soon after briefing, we'll begin to assist in preparing each rocket to launch.
Remind your scout that patience will be needed this day. Everyone will want to launch back-to-back, but it takes a little time to prepare each rocket, plus there will be other groups launching that day.
Remember to name each rocket. They will announce each rocket before it launches. It's fun for the scouts to hear their named craft before its "blast off".
Please remind your scout to always stay close to you and to use the "Buddy System" to roam around our set-up area.
Parents: For safety reasons, please go with your scout to seek out their rockets after each launch.
Snacks: There is a small corner store before entering the Great Meadow parking lot, offering sandwiches, drinks and snacks, etc. We recommend each family bring a picnic lunch, drinks, snacks, etc., to enjoy more time at the range. (Leave No Trace principles apply).
This is an outdoor event, open field with minimal shade. Useful items to Bring:
HIKING ESSENTIALS, Sun protection, snack/lunch, water bottle, etc.
Camp chairs (Even if you don't launch, it's fun to be a spectator, lounge and fellowship with fellow Pack 964 family.)
Throw Blankets (if it's chillier than you'd like)
Scouts wear Activity (Class B) Tee or Field Uniform if no Class B tee.
There is a porta potty on site. Parents: please accompany scouts to bathroom.
We will be launching our rockets through the support of a wonderful local 'model rocket' club called NOVAAR.
To learn more about Great Meadow: Visit
It's our goal to cover as much information as we are able. If there's still more you'd like to know, please do not hesitate to contact us and we'll be glad to answer any question or concern you might have. Send an email to the PAL for this event Rick Rocha if you have questions.
Adventure Requirements that could be achieved with this fun outdoor activity:
Tigers: Sky is the Limit
Webelos: Adventures in Science
Wolves through Webelos can work towards: NOVA Award: Science Everywhere