Two Girl Scouts and one Boy Scout are past National Winners in the Reach for the Stars Rocket Competition. Let us help you keep scouts on top.
Group leaders are called upon to get their kids into the fifth annual event. The competition is designed to be run locally by schools, Scouts, Boys & Girls clubs and other youth groups.
The Reach for the Stars Rocket Competition is safe, affordable and easy to run. The contestant whose rocket lands closest to the target after two launches wins the local event. Local winner’s results are entered into the national competition.
Six national winners celebrate at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – Astronaut Hall of Fame or the October Sky Festival with Homer Hickam and the Rocket Boys. Contest deadline is June 15th.
Your kids can’t win it – if they’re not in it.
The goal of our Reach for the Stars Rocket Competition is to give kids the unique educational experience of building and launching their own solid-fuel powered rocket.
Our mission is to keep alive the memory of the first Teacher-in-Space, Christa McAuliffe. Christa was a life long Girl Scout.
The national Reach for the Stars Rocket Competition -
- Is in its 5th year
- Is run at your location
- No travel expenses
- Has 3 levels
- Open Level Competition (ages 10 to adult)
- Great for parent / child events
- Intermediate Level Competition (ages 10 to 18)
- Middle or High School, Scout, CAP, 4-H or youth centers. etc.
- Kids Level Competition (ages 10 to 14)
- Elementary or Middle School, Scout, CAP, 4-H or youth centers, etc.
- Is an easy to run spot-landing Competition
- Parachute landing closest to a target wins
- Features the same rockets that are used by Scouts, 4-H and Civil Air Patrol
- A scout troop, 4-H group or CAP squadron can qualify for advancement while they compete in the national Competition
- Works well to recruit and train kids for more advanced rocketry events
- i.e. the National Association of Rocketry’s -Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) and NASA’s – Student Launch Initiative.
- Has been hosted by several Challenger Learning Centers, the National Space Society, Florida Association of Science Teachers, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs, G-WIZ Science Museum, Colorado Springs Rocket Society (COSROCS), and many others
- Is affordable – less than $15 per contestant
- Includes rocket kit, supplies for 2 launches, certificate and Competition entry
- Excites kids (and adults) about STEM subjects and aeronautics
- To see pictures go to www.TheRocketman.net click on “Photos”
- Is a Christa McAuliffe – Challenger Learning Center Educational Outreach and fosters the memory of the first Teacher-in-Space, Christa McAuliffe
- Everyone involved in the Competition receives a certificate bearing one of Christa’s quotes.
- Sponsor’s name and / or logo can be printed on certificates
- Certificates are professionally printed and ready for framing.
- Is well recognized and highly recommended
- Each competition produces a Local Winner.
- Local Winner’s results are entered into the national Reach for the Stars Rocket Competition.
- The 6 National Winners are determined from all entries submitted by June 15th deadline.
The national winners celebrate with famed author Homer Hickam and the Rocket Boys at the October Sky Festival – or – at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex / Astronaut Hall of Fame. We promise them – “memories to last a lifetime and bragging rights for generations to come.”
For more details, including cost estimates and a PowerPoint presentation, go to www.TheRocketman.net click on “Competition Info”