Launch Event - Because of Her: Amelia Earhart
Sunday September 26, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Pioneer Creek Park, Independence, MN
Build a model rocket and come to our launch event in partnership with the Minnesota Amateur Spacemodelers Association (MASA). Just like the Pinewood/GoGo Derby events of the past but with rockets!
Earn the first segment in the Because of Her series: Amelia Earhart!
Don't want to launch a rocket? That's fine, come and watch the launch and still earn the Amelia Earhart segment!
The model rockets kits below are easy to build and include everything you need except school glue. However, feel free to bring any easy or intermediate rocket kit.
The Estes Alpha III is essentially a snap together kit and can be put together in less than an hour by a novice. It is available at Hobby Lobby and Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Estes-1256-Alpha-Flying-Rocket/dp/B0006N73WE/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=estes+easy+build+model+rocket&qid=1629224310&sr=8-12
The Estes Alpha is also an easy kit but with a little more assembly of the tail fins (made of wood). Available at Hobby Lobby or Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Estes-1225-Alpha-Flying-Rocket/dp/B0006N73ZQ/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=estes+easy+build+model+rocket&qid=1629224310&sr=8-5
You can also save money by buying bulk kits. If cost of the kits is a barrier, the service unit will have a limited number of kits for distribution. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feel free to decorate with the included decals or with your own.
You can RSVP for the model rocket workshop here: https://westonkaoronogirlscouts.regfox.com/model-rocket-workshop
Launch a rocket
Click the Add button for each person attending that will be launching a rocket. Use the drop down to indicate Girl Scout level. Feel free to mix and match as needed.
Click the Add button for each person attending that will be only observing the launch. Use the drop-down to indicate if the person is an adult or child.