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our pack had EXCELLENT luck with a rocket launch - and theres a way you could even turn this into a small money making effort for the pack (depending on the size)


1. rockets - i like tower hobbies as their prices are very good. look for educator packs, they come in a package of 12. this is one of the rockets we used this year - http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXF422&P=7 - 12 of them were $35


2. engines - we purchased the smallest engines to launch and they still went quite high. 24 engines were - http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXF436&P=M


this would average out to $6 per scout for a rocket and 2 engines (assuming you have a launch pad) if you dont have one - they can be bought for around $15 (look for kits that include everything and a rocket - they arent more money -- we purchased this one http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXKKW8&P=7 and it was $17 and included everything to launch and a ready to fly rocket


each scout that was current received a rocket and an engine. extra rockets for family were sold for $5 and engines for $2. our efforts got us some extra money (not a ton - but paid for everything) in the bank and everyone had a blast (pun intended). we also have enough rockets and engines for a summer launch (remember - unless theyre damaged, the rockets can be flown many times again)

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We typically have 6-8 events.


Fishing tournament at county park/lake.

IMAX movie

Putt-Putt Golf

Trip to Zoo

Clean up trail (Pack adopted greenway, required 4x a year)

Baseball game with campout in field that nite



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One year, we did "Survivor: Cub Scout Edition" which was a real crowd pleaser. We competed with each Den as a "tribe". They got colored bandanas for "buffs" and competed in age appropriate games simulating the challenges in Survivor. At the end of the night, we had a fire and a talent show by the Webelo's Den that was doing Showman pin that month. It was really super. The Tiger Cubs won that year, so don't think it's shaded for age. You just have to come up with stations and places to hike to for the next challenge and stuff like that. No one got voted out, but it was great fun.

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