Cuboree / Rocket Day

October 2018

Camp Happy Hollow
2016 Happy Hollow Rd
Brenham, TX 77833

7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Program level: Cub Scouts

Cuboree is an action-packed day for Cub Scouts. Scouts will enjoy outdoor games and activities in an outdoor camp setting, with an emphasis on shooting sports.

Boys who join Cub Scouts this year will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at cuboree. Cub Scouts and their families can camp the entire weekend with their pack.

Registration

The event registration is $16.50 for the first Scout and $15 for additional Scouts and siblings who want to participate in the activities. 

Registration opens in August.

Program Highlights

  • BB guns
  • Archery
  • Wrist rockets
  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) activities
  • Unit camping (optional) from Friday night to Sunday morning

Schedule

                      

Friday

 

  5:00 - 8:00 pm    Check-in (only for units camping)
  10:00 pm Lights out
 

Saturday

 

  7:00 am Breakfast (for units camping; unit provides meals)
  7:30 - 8:30 am Saturday check-in
  8:45 am Flag ceremony
  9:00 am - 12:00 pm Cuboree activities 
  12:00 pm Lunch (bring your own)
  1:00 - 4:30 pm Cuboree activities
  5:00 pm Dinner (for units camping; units provide meals)
 

Sunday

 

  7:00 am Breakfast (for units camping)
  10:00 am Depart camp (for units camping)

What to Bring

  • Sack Lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Closed toed shoes (e.g., tennis shoes)
  • Field uniform (Scout uniform) or activity uniform (Scout t-shirt)
  • BSA Health and Medical Record (Parts A & B for all Scouting events) for every participant
  • New Scouts: Rocket that you received from your pack leader (with the Scout's name on it). Scouts may decorate their rockets with stickers or markers, but no additional weight should be added. View the rocket prep video.
  • Returning Scouts may bring a rocket and engine.  See details below.
  • Optional:  Extra engine (rockets can be shot more than once if time allows)
  • Optional: Camera, sunscreen, camp chair, bug spray

If camping:

  • Tent and tarp/ground cloth for under the tent
  • Bed roll, sleeping bag, cot, pillow
  • Cooking gear and food (might work together with other families in your pack)
  • Water containers for hauling water for cooking
  • Mess kit (plate, fork, knife, spoon) and cup or water bottle
  • Flashlight with fresh batteries
  • Appropriate clothing for weather and extra change of clothes
  • Jacket, raingear, hat
  • Personal items (toiletries and medication)
  • Field (Scout shirt) and activity (Scout t-shirt) uniform
  • First-aid kit (one per pack)
  • Trash bags
  • Eat dinner before arriving on Friday night
  • Food - check with pack leadership
  • Optional items:  marshmallows and sticks, Cub Scout Handbook, battery operated lantern, wet wipes, glow sticks, football or soccer ball (to play in campsites during free time)

Unit Camping Information

  • Unit leaders are responsible for the unit camping portion of the weekend.
  • Units provide their own camping gear and meals.
  • Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children, and youth protection policies apply.
  • Unit leaders should consider submitting a tour and activity plan.
  • At least one adult must have completed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO). Find a BALOO training course near you. 
  • At least one adult must complete Hazardous Weather training which is available online.
  • All registered adults must have completed BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT). At least one registered adult who has completed YPT must be present at all events and activities. YPT is valid for two years from the date completed. YPT is available online.
  • Adherence to the BSA's health and safety policies found in the Guide to Safe Scouting and youth protection guidelines are required. 

Rockets 

Boys who join Cub Scouts this year will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at cuboree. Returning Scouts may bring a rocket to launch. 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 Brad McClain (brad@paulssupplies.com) or 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.

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed.

All participants must follow youth protection guidelines at all Scouting events.  Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.



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. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them. 

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow youth protection guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.

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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 Maria Lewis at (254) 721-9817.

Directions

Camp Happy Hollow is located at 2016 Happy Hollow Rd, Brenham, TX 77833