Cuboree and Rocket Day

November 3-5, 2017

Camp Brosig
1893 Trenckman Road
Sealy, TX 77474

Cuboree is a weekend campout for Cub Scouts in first through fifth grade. Activities include an opening flag ceremony, friendly competition, outdoor games, and a grand campfire!

Every Cub Scout will have an opportunity to do his best and compete for an award.  Let the games begin.

Cub Scout painting bird house
 

Rocket Launch for New Cub Scouts: Boys who join Cub Scouts this year before September 30th will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at cuboree. Boys in first through fifth grade who are interested in joining Scouting may also attend. We will help you find a pack near you and get signed up for Scouting. Rockets are not guaranteed for Scouts who join after September 30th. New Scouts can attend any Rocket Launch Day event in the council that fits their schedule

Registration

Register for Cuboree and Rocket Day: The registration fee is $6.50 for the first Cub Scout and $5 for every additional Scout. Siblings (over the age of 5) and adults are $5. Scouts do not have to camp. The deadline for registration is October 12, 2017.

Cuboree registration opens in September!

Register for Rocket Launch only: New Scouts who only want to shoot their rocket and not participate in cuboree activities may show up on October 14th at 1:00 pm to launch their rocket.

Register for Rocket Launch only

Tentative Schedule

            

Friday night

  3:00 pm  Check-in begins (eat dinner before arriving, or bring dinner)
  10:30 pm Lights out
 

Saturday

  7:00 am   Wake-up / breakfast / clean up
  8:30 am  Call to colors (main field)
  9:00 am Morning activities
  12:00 am Lunch with pack (non-cooking)
  1:00 pm Afternoon activities
  5:00 pm Dinner / clean up
  7:30 pm Campfire and awards
  11:00 pm  Lights out
 

Sunday

  7:30 am Wake-up / Breakfast (non-cooking)
  8:15 am Vespers
  8:30 am Loading cars; clean campsite
  8:45 am Check-out starts (campsite inspection)
  10:00 am Camp closes

Unit Camping Information

  • Unit leaders are responsible for the unit camping portion of the weekend. 
  • Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children, and youth protection policies apply.
  • 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.
  • Units provide their own camping gear and meals.
  • Adherence to the BSA's health and safety policies found in the Guide to Safe Scouting and youth protection guidelines are required. 

What to Bring

  • BSA Health and Medical form (Parts A & B for all Scouting events) for every participant
  • Sack Lunch - check with pack leadership
  • Water bottle
  • Closed toes shoes (i.e., tennis shoes) good for running
  • Field uniform (Scout uniform) or activity uniform (Scout t-shirt)
  • Snacks
  • 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.
  • Rain gear, if needed
  • Sunscreen
  • 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 is acceptable)
  • 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)



*Medical Record: We require all participants 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.

Rockets 

Boys who join Cub Scouts this year before September 30th will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at Cub-o-ree. Returning Scouts may bring rockets and engines to shoot. 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.



Photographs    

Notice!  Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography may be in progress at any time at an event. Your entrance constitutes your agreement that the council and district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).

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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

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