Bobcat Day / Rocket Launch Day

October 23, 2021   |   8:30 am - 1:00 pm

St. Timothy Lutheran Church
14225 Hargrave Rd.
Houston, TX 77070

Boys and girls who join Cub Scouts this year will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at Bobcat Day. Scouts in kindergarten will work on the Lion's Honor Adventure and launch their rocket. Scouts in first through fifth grade will earn the Bobcat Badge through fun game activities, win prizes, learn to raise and lower the flag, learn about leave no trace and launch their rocket. Parents will get an overview and Q&A on the Scouting program and a chance to meet district leaders and see Scouting in action through the services of the Scouts in troops and Scouters (adult volunteers). Scouts in kindergarten through fifth grade who are interested in joining Scouting may also attend. We will help them get signed up for Scouting. New Scouts can attend any Rocket Launch Day event in the council that fits their schedule


Option 1: Bobcat Day and Rocket Launch

Newly registered Cub Scouts in first through fifth grades considering joining Cub Scouts may register for this event.

Registration is $5 for kindergarteners and $7 for 1st grade - 5th grades. Please pre-register so the volunteer staff can plan the event with accurate numbers. At checkout, pay with a credit card, electronic check, or PayPal. Council refund policy.

Option 1: Register for Bobcat Day and Rocket Launch (opens in September)      Event Feedback

Option 2: Rocket Launch only 

If you only want to launch your rocket, sign up for the rocket launch only. You will be notified of your launch time. There is no cost to launch the rocket.

Option 2: RSVP for Rocket Launch only  (opens in September)     Event Feedback

What to Bring

  • Email confirmation for registration.
  • Annual Health and Medical Record (Parts A & B for all Scouting events) for every participant*
  • Closed-toed shoes good for running^


  • Scouts may wear their uniform or a Scouting t-shirt if they have one.
  • Snacks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Water bottle
  • Camp chair
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray

*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.



Kindergarten Program

8:30 – 11:00 am Program: Lion's Honor Adventure and rocket launch*

1st - 5th Grade Program

8:30 - 9:00 am Check-in
9:00 - 9:20 am Flag Ceremony, Announcements
9:30 - 9:50 am Session 1
10:00 - 10:20 am Session 2
10:30 - 10:50 am Session 3
11:00 - 11:20 am Session 4
11:30 - 11:50 am Session 5
12:00 - 12:20 pm Session 6
12:30 - 1:00 pm Closing Ceremony
*The rocket launch location is at the big retention pond on the back of the property.

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.


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


Consuelo Worley, Bobcat Day/Rocket Day Chair