Cuboree / Rocket Day

October 21-23, 2022  |  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Camp Brosig
1893 Trenckmann Rd
Sealy TX, 77474

Cuboree is an action-packed day for Cub Scouts in kindergarten through fifth grade. 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.

Registration

Pack RSVP:  One representative from each pack (i.e., Cubmaster, committee chair) needs to RSVP to the event by the August roundtable to let the event staff whether the pack is planning to attend the event. Estimated numbers are provided to the council so the district can reserve the appropriate number of campsites and program areas for the event and so the event staff can plan the event.

Pack RSVP

Payment or RSVP: Completed by parents or pack leaders:

 

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 who register at the same time. Pay online with credit card or electronic check. There is no onsite registration. Council refund policy.

Register for Cuboree & Rocket Launch

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

RSVP for Rocket Launch only

Program Highlights

  • BB guns
  • Archery
  • STEM activities (science, technology, engineering, mathematics)
  • Rocket launch will be held from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.



Tentative Schedule

Friday

 
4:00 pm Check-in begins for packs camping

Saturday

 

7:30 - 8:30 am Check-in for Saturday activities
8:45 am Opening 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 launch activities

Sunday

 
10:00 am Packs camping depart


What to Bring

Everyone Bring:

  • BSA Health and Medical Record (Parts A & B for all Scouting events) for everyone onsite
  • Closed-toed shoes good for running^
  • Clothing appropriate for weather, hat
  • Water bottle
  • Optional: 
    - Snacks and drinks
    - field uniform (Scout uniform) or activity uniform (Scout t-shirt) 
    - sunscreen
    - camp chair
    - bug spray
    - wagon

For Saturday only participants

  • Sack lunch

For rocket launch participants:

  • New Cubs: Rocket that you received from your pack leader (with the Cub Scout's name on it). Cub Scouts may decorate their rockets with stickers or markers, but no additional weight should be added. View the rocket prep video
  • Returning Cub Scouts can bring their own rocket and engineSee details below. 

If camping with pack, bring:

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Cot or sleeping mattress
  • Pillow
  • Tarp/ground cloth for under tent,
  • Flashlight with fresh batteries,
  • Personal items / toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Eat dinner before arriving
  • Check with pack leadership about weekend meals

Optional

  • Camp chair or camp stool 
  • Battery-operated lantern
  • wet wipes
  • glow sticks (makes kids easier to spot at night and makes fun games)
  • football or soccer ball (to play in campsites during free time)
  • free time activities (games, rank advancements)

Pack gear:

  • First-aid kit 
  • Trash bags
  • Meals and cooking equipment

*Medical Records: All participants are required to bring an Annual Health and Medical Record to every Scouting event. The Scouting adventures, camping trips, and having fun are important to everyone in Scouting—and so is your safety and well-being. Completing the Annual Health and Medical Record is the first step in making sure you have a great Scouting experience. Completing a health history promotes health awareness, collects necessary data, and provides medical professionals critical information needed to treat a patient in the event of an illness or injury. It also provides emergency contact information. Please download the form and have the form with you at all Scouting events for every member of your family. 

^Closed toed shoes are highly recommended for all Scouting events. Many of our outdoor venues have snakes and sticks that can injure toes. Many of our activities include active games, so shoes that Scouts can run in (e.g., tennis shoes) are recommended.

Extra Rockets 

Cub Scouts may bring extra rockets (e.g., for a sibling who is a returning Cub Scout) and engines. The rocket must be a skill level 0 to 2 and the engine must be an A or B class engine.

Individuals may purchase additional rockets and motor engines at the local Scout Shop or Hobby Lobby.

If Cub 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.



Accommodations

Refer to the Guide to Safe Scouting for rules on tent sharing (under accommodations) and leadership (under supervision and responsibility).

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

Photographs    

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For questions, contact Jennifer Conchran (hc.jennifer@gmail.com, 713-653-4782) or Maggie Thuesen (maggie.thuesen@icloud.com, 979-885-8724).