Cub Scout Pack 1776

Sunday, August 23rd: Rocket Day 2020!

Coyote Creek Elementary Blacktop

Come build a compressed air rocket and learn about Scouting!

Rocket Day Patch (on order and may be passed out at a later date to attendees)

Join us on August 23rd for our annual Rocket Day. You don't have to be a Cub Scout to participate! Come build a rocket and see what Pack 1776 will be doing this year! Those who register as a Pack 1776 Scout and attend this event receive a commemorative Rocket Day patch.

Rocket Day will be different this year for sure. In order to reduce the risk of COVID transmission, rocket building and launching stations will be spread apart. A limited amount of persons will be permitted to enter the event area at one time to prevent grouping and to promote smaller cohorts.

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.  By visiting Rocket Day, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree you and your group will wear masks and follow all of the rules for this event.  This includes ensuring your children do not intermingle with other groups, run around the event, or cut in line. In the event these rules are not adhered to, guests not in compliance will be asked to leave the event.

Face coverings are required for all attendees

Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times.  Please also bring your own hand sanitizer.

All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) must:

  • Be made with at least two layers of breathable material
  • Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the person to remain hands-free
  • Shall not contain a valve which allows air to be exhaled from the mask.
  • Open-chin triangle bandanas are not acceptable face coverings.

The use of face coverings is not a substitute for physical distancing. 

Do NOT attend the event if you or a family member have experienced these symptoms in the past 14 days:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Time Slotted Entry

  • Participants shall only be allowed into the event area if they have a reservation for a specific timeslot.  Sign up on the SignUp Genius. The link is below. Only 3 people max per family can attend at one time.
  • Time slots are 30 minutes in duration.  This time includes 5 minutes towards the end of the shift to allow people to finish up, leave and the tables to be re-set for the next group.
  • Do not arrive earlier that 5 minutes.  Wait in your car if you arrive early and only walk to the entrance 5 minutes before your timeslot.
  • Enter the event at the entrance.  A greeter will check you in.  Do not enter from the sides or the field.
  • The SignUp Genius shall identify which rocket assembly table to go to.  The greeter can remind you of your number. 
  • You are to only use the table you are assigned to.

Event Set Up

  • The playground structures will be cordoned off with caution tape and signs saying they are closed.  Please tell your children that they are not to play on or around them.
  • A table with hand sanitizer will be located at the entrance to the event area. Prior to entry, everyone needs to wash their hands with it.
  • Tables shall be set up under/near the solar panel overhang on the blacktop and away from the waiting queue.  They will be spaced 10’-15’ apart.  One family group shall be allowed per table.  Each table will have two large numbers on them, one on the side facing the field and one facing the entry point so that people know what table to go to and to return to.  Use the same table the entire time you are there.

Passing Out of Materials

  • Paper body, nose cone and fins for rocket assembly will be placed on the table before each shift.  A roll of tape and PVC pipe forms will be on each table.  Adult volunteers shall monitor the assembly table area to ensure there is no intermingling and to pass out additional materials where needed.
  • In between each time shift, we shall wipe down the tables, PVC forms and tape rolls in between timeslots using a spray bottle with Clorox cleaner and water and paper towels.

Rocket Launcher

  • The pack has 3 rocket launchers.  The rocket launchers shall be cordoned off into individual areas with caution tape. 
  • A greeter will regulate who goes into a given launch area.
  • A queue line with marker lines spaced out every 10’ on the grass area so that persons can line up to approach the greeter and be told which launcher to go to. 
  • You must use the queue, staying in between the social distancing markers, as you advance to the entrance.  Do not enter the rocket launcher area until directed to do so as we need to clean them between each family.
  • The launch button and rocket tube shall be wiped down between family groups.
  • Tell your children not to stay out in the field to catch other people’s rockets.  They are to retrieve their rocket and come back to you.  Then you can return to the launch queue to launch again or to your table to make any repairs/adjustments.

End of Shift

  • At 25 minutes, the Cubmaster shall give a 5 minute warning.  Scouts shall exit the area from the exit, located near the grass area and leave the site.
  • Tables shall be wiped down.
  • The next shift shall be invited in when all scouts from the prior shift have left.


There will be no food (i.e. sno cones) or drink served at the event this year.

Do not bring any food or drink to the event.  We do not want to encourage people from lowering their masks or touching their face.

There will be no craft area this year.

There will be a box to drop off registration materials, but no registration table with laptops this year.

Hand sanitizer will be available, but bring your own.


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