Rocket Launch!

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Our Scouts, friends, and family all met at Rutland Heights yesterday and sent the rockets they’ve been working on into the stratosphere!

Every Scout launched their own rocket (sometimes multiple launches) and we also launched all five Pack 306 Rockets – the massive Rutland Rocket, the Mean Machine, the Peacekeeper I, the newly commissioned Peacekeeper II (which reached a height of 972 feet…next year, it will top 2000:), and the camera-carrying Imranyi special.

Here are some highlights.

4’th of July Victory!

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Congrats, Scouts!  Our 4’th of July float won 2’nd place in the public service category!

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Thanks to all our Scouts, Leaders, parents, and friends who helped us build the float, walked with us in the parade, and cheered us on.  Special thanks to Tom Imranyi for taking the lead on the float assembly, and to Lindy Imranyi for putting up with all of us (especially Tom).

Rocket Launch!

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We are rapidly approaching our next big event of the summer – the 306 Rocket Launch!

The entire shebang is open to anyone who wants to attend.  Prospective Scouts, the general public, etc.  Spoiler alert: just like the pinewood derby, some of our public service departments like to play too😉

We will have build events on July 10’th and 17’th at 3pm at the Rutland Community Center on Glenwood road.  We will have everything on-hand, from rocket kits to tools and glue.  Come on by and build a rocket from our stock or bring your own kit and build with the Scouts.  In the past, we’ve built everything from little Alphas to the tremendous Rutland Rocket, the ridiculously complicated Peacekeeper I, and this year…maybe the Peacekeeper II.

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The launch will be on July 24’th at Rutland Heights – behind Central Tree Middle School.  Time TBD.  Stay tuned, and remember that SUMMER IS FOR SCOUTING!!!

TouchTomorrow at WPI

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If it’s not raining it’s not Scouting!  We had a wet day at WPI today running between buildings and pavilions at the TouchTomorrow event.  We met an astronaut who is now working on the Mars project.  We got to touch Bite Force – the 2015 BattleBot champion.  We got to get our hair standing on end with a Tesla Coil.  We got hands-on with robots that make music and shoot hoops.  We got to wear bomb disposal gear and meet the bomb squad’s robotic helpers.  We met a mad scientist.  We made structures designed to withstand an earthquake and tested them.  We messed around with 3D printers.  Basically, this was a field day for nerds – and I think we have a few in Pack 306:)  Thanks to everyone who braved the weather and joined us for an awesomely fun day!

 

Ps: If I never hear the phrase “I need to go to the bathroom” again, it will be too soon😉

TouchTomorrow…is TOMORROW!!!

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TouchTomorrow…is TOMORROW – Saturday, June 11 – at WPI in Worcester. We are registered as a Pack, and will be carpooling from the Rutland Town Hall at 9:30am.

TouchTomorrow is a science and technology event geared toward kids with a ton of hands-on activities in robotics, astronomy, problem solving, etc. NASA is there with space suits, Mars rovers, and more. Robotics teams from across the country are showing off their latest projects. There is no cost to attend, but I need to know who’s coming so we don’t leave anyone behind.

If you can’t be there for the carpool but want to come later in the day, this page has the particulars about location and parking:
http://wp.wpi.edu/touchtomorrow/

Call me at 617-974-6960 when you arrive and we will meet up with you.

Scouts and leaders should be in their Class A uniforms and bring a day pack with a lunch and a water bottle. (Food is also available on site to purchase.)

Reach for the stars!

Sold Out!

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Mother’s Day bouquets are sold out!  Congrats to all our Scouts and thanks to all our leaders and parents who helped make this fundraiser so successful.  (And congratulations to the bride and groom at St. Patrick who got an extra gift of flowers from our Scouts on their wedding day :)  Rock on, 306!