December 16, 2003

Rockets and Boy Scouts

Michael's Craft Stores are promoting, in conjunction with Estes Industries, a "Space Exploration Rocket Days". This event, held at Michael's stores throughout the country from April 17, 2004 through May 1st, 2004, will provide Scouts the opportunity to complete Requirement 3 of the Space Exploration merit badge except for the two rocket launches. Estes Industries will provide a model rocket to be built to each Boy Scout registering for the event. Michael's will provide an opportunity for scouts to build their rocket at the store. Scoutmasters can bring troop members to participate and a certificate will be presented, upon completion of building the rocket, and the certificate can be presented to the merit badge counselor.

This is a Boy Scout event and does require registration prior to participation. REGISTER NOW! Call or visit your local Michael's store between January 2 and March 5, 2004 to register your troop.

To find the nearest Michael's store, call 800-642-4235 or visit

Note: Registration doesn't start until January 2nd, despite the "Register Now" in the advertisement. If you know a scoutmaster or scout, pass the word along. As for the requirement of launching the rockets they build, contact your local rocket club, easily located at the National Association of Rocketry.

Posted by Ted at December 16, 2003 06:50 AM
Category: Rocketry

I can not find your form for the boyscout sign up for the free rocket badge. Can you please help???
Thank You...

Posted by: Ginny at January 2, 2004 02:15 AM

Hi Ginny,
I tried to send a reply to your email, but it bounced as invalid.
I don't have the registration form on my site, you'll need to contact Michael's craft stores for that. Your local scout troop should have information as well. I'm not directly involved with the scouts except that my rocket club welcomes groups of scouts to our monthly launches so they can fly their rockets. We also do demonstration launches with local cub scout packs.

Posted by: Ted at January 2, 2004 08:06 AM

I contacted Michael's Craft store about the Space Exploration Rocket Days which we are really interested in and I was told it was only for the Boy Scouts and not the Cub Scouts! Is there anything for the Webelos, these are the boys in 4th and 5th grade? Please let me know!
Thank you!!

Posted by: Kathleen at January 21, 2004 06:14 PM

Do you have to be a Boy Scout or Cub Scout to participate?

Posted by: Cathy at January 20, 2005 01:53 PM
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