Cuboree / Rocket Day

October 24, 2020  |  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Camp Happy Hollow
2016 Happy Hollow Rd.
Brenham, TX 77833

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. Families can camp with the packs for the weekend.


Option 1: Cuboree and Rocket Launch. The event registration is $16.50 for the first Scout and $15 for additional Scouts and siblings who want to participate in the activities. Pay online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal. Council refund policy. Registration closes 10/17/19; there is no onsite registration.

Registration opens in August.

Option 2: Rocket launch only:  Attend the rocket launch only from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. This event is free; please RSVP so we will have an engine for your rocket onsite.

Learn More and RSVP

Program Highlights

  • BB guns
  • Archery
  • Wrist rockets
  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) activities
  • Rocket Day will also be held from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Learn more at
  • Unit camping (optional) from Friday night to Sunday morning




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



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
4:00 - 6:00 pm Rocket Day activities
5:00 pm Dinner (for units camping; units provide meals)



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

What to Bring

  • BSA Health and Medical Record (Parts A & B for all Scouting events) for every participant
  • Sack lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Closed-toed shoes (e.g., tennis shoes)
  • Field uniform (Scout uniform) or activity uniform (Scout t-shirt)
  • New Scouts need to bring their rocket. Learn more at
  • Optional: camera, sunscreen, camp chair, bug spray

If camping, also bring:

  • Tent and tarp/ground cloth for under the tent
  • Bedroll, 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 the 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.
  • 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. 

2019 Activities and Advancements

Lions (kindergarten)

Animal Kingdom**
1. Learn the role of someone who provides a service to your community.
- Visit the firetruck
Fun on the Run**
1. Learn and demonstrate three exercises you can do each day.
3. Understand the importance of rest.
4. Participate as a den in Jungle Field Day.
Outside Lodge
I’ll Do It Myself*
1. Make and use a “Lion bag” and hanger for personal Scouting gear.
3. Practice tying shoelaces.
Lodge Porch
Build It Up, Knock It Down*
2. Discuss with other Lions how they and their fellow Lions can be built up and knocked down, not just physically but also emotionally.
Inside Lodge
Nature Trail Hike
- Walk through Camp Happy Hollow to see what you can find! What kinds of trees are there? Is there any animal life you can find? What proof do you see that shows you bugs are everywhere?
Group Fire Ring
Leaf Rubs
- What differences can you find between different types of leaves? Color rub them to see the smaller details your eyes normally miss!
Lodge Porch

Tigers (1st grade)

Games Tigers Play**
1A. Play two initiative or team-building games with the members of your den.
1B. Listen carefully to your leader while the rules are being explained, and follow directions when playing.
1C. At the end of the game, talk with the leader about what you learned when you played the game. Tell how you helped the den by playing your part.
Near Gaga Ball Pit
Tigers In the Wild**
2. Go for a short hike with your den or family, and carry your own gear. Show you know how to get ready for this hike.
3C. Apply the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles for Kids on your Tiger den and pack outings. After one outing, share what you did to demonstrate the principles you discussed.
4.While on the hike, find three different kinds of plants, animals, or signs that animals have been on the trail. List what you saw in your Tiger Handbook.
Group Fire Ring
Safe and Smart*
3. Take the 911 safety quiz.
4. Show you can “Stop, Drop, and Roll.”
5. Show you know how to safely roll someone else in a blanket to put out a fire.
The Training Ground
Safe and Smart*
9. Visit an emergency responder station, or have an emergency responder visit you.
Near Firetruck

Wolf (2nd grade)

Running with the Pack**
4. Play a sport or game with your den or family, and show good sportsmanship.
Flag Pole Field
Call of the Wild**
1A. A pack or family campout
1B. An outdoor activity with your den or pack
2. With your family or den, make a list of possible weather changes that could happen during your outing according to the time of year you are outside. Tell how you will be prepared for each one.
3A. Recite the Outdoor Code with your leader.
3B. Recite the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids with your leader. Talk about how these principles support the Outdoor Code.
5. Show how to tie an overhand knot and a square knot.
Group Fire Ring
Council Fire**
1. With your den or pack, participate in a flag ceremony, and learn how to properly care for and fold the flag.
3. With your parent or guardian’s permission, talk to a military veteran, law enforcement officer, member of the fire department, or someone else approved by your den leader. Talk about his or her service to the community or country. After you have visited with the individual, write a short thank-you note.
Near firetruck
Air of the Wolf*
1A. Make a paper airplane and fly it five times. Try to make it fly farther by altering its shape. Fly it at least five more times to see if your changes were effective.
Outside of the Lodge

Bear (3rd grade)

Bear Claws**
2. Learn knife safety and earn your Whittling Chip.
3A. Using a pocketknife, carve one item. (partial)
Paws for Action**
3A. With your school or den, visit a local sheriff’s office, police station, or fire department OR talk with a fire safety officer or law enforcement officer visiting your school or den. Find out what skills the officers use to do their jobs. Ask questions that will help you learn how to stay safe.
3B. Make a list of emergency numbers and discuss with your family where the list should be kept. Show your family that you know how to call for help in an emergency. Talk with your family about people who could help you if a parent is not available.
Near firetruck
Super Science*
1. Make static electricity by rubbing a balloon or a plastic or rubber comb against another material, such as a fleece blanket or wool sweater. Explain what you learned.
4. Do a color-morphing investigation. Explain what you learned.
5. Do a color-layering investigation. Explain what you learned.
World of Sound*
3. Make a rain stick.

Webelos Scout (4th & 5th grade)

Building a Better World**
6C. Under the supervision of your parent, guardian, or den leader, connect with a Scout in another country during an event such as Jamboree-on-the-Air or Jamboree-on-the-Internet or by other means
Sleepy Hollow
Aware and Care*
2. Engage in an activity that simulates mobility impairment. Alternatively, take part in an activity that simulates dexterity impairment.
Field to right of Pavillion
Cornhole Training Ground
Gaga Ball Gaga Ball Pit
Teamwork Pavillion
Magic Bottle Inside Lodge

**Denotes rank required achievement *Denotes elective for rank

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.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting     Enterprise Risk Management


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