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October 3rd, 2012

Cub scouts fire model rockets as part of new NOVA program

The children of Cub Scout Pack 28 in New Windsor, NY recently launched their model rockets at a September pack meeting. The rocket project was part of the Boy Scouts of America’s newly-introduced NOVA awards program.
NEW WINDSOR - Cub Scout Pack 28 in New Windsor started the scout year off with a blast by launching model rockets at their September pack meeting. Scouts ranging in age from 6 to 11 years old built model rockets while learning about flight. They explored everything from what it took to get the Wright Brothers’ first flight off the ground to why modern rockets need fins.

Cub Master Jim Gucciardo stated that the rocket project was accomplished as part of the Boy Scouts of America’s new NOVA awards program, which teaches what the BSA calls STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

The BSA has developed the program to reinforce what the kids are learning in school in a fun and exciting way through projects, experiments, and trips. Challenging young minds for an even more challenging tomorrow.

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