Space Derby & Thanksgiving Potluck

Thanksgiving Potluck Info

We will be sharing a Thanksgiving meal together as a pack during the space derby. We have a Perfect Potluck page set up to sign up for items. Please click here to access it. If it asks for a password, it is 9207.

Space Derby Info
Friday, November 15th @ 6:30 pm
This is a non – competitive racing event with miniature balsa wood gliders (aka Rockets) that are propelled by a rubber band and propeller. Rockets will be wound up with as many as 100 turns on the propeller, suspended and held in place by a string. When the heat begins, the rocket will be released to race down the track.
Rockets will be submitted in a designated area during our Pack Thanksgiving event. There will be a blank race sheet where your scout can write their name and leave their rocket just above the sheet. As each scout does this, they will have the opportunity to write down a positive note about each racer’s design or leave their guess what the rocket should be named. At the end of the race, your scout can pick up their race sheet, rocket, Derby certificate and a “goodie”.
Due to the limited allocated time for this special event, each scout will be allowed to race once. If time permits and your scout wishes to race again, they can do so after every den has had the opportunity to race their rocket. Re-racing will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Rules Rules
• Only materials supplied in the official BSA kit may be used.

• Your rocket must not be longer than 7 inches, not including the propeller and fins.

• There are no restrictions on weight or design of your rocket.

• The nose cone (propeller assembly) must not be glued in place in the nose of the rocket nor the band holding the dowel. (This rule allows band replacement in case of breaks)

• One rocket per scout. Must be a new design and not from a previous year submission.

• Racing volunteers and selected scouts (Webelos II) will be allowed in the Space Track area.

This is not a competition for our scouts and no winners will be announced. Please allow your scout to design their own rocket with minimal assistance from parent(s)