Space Derby

Space Derby Logo

Another annual event for the Pack is the Space Derby. Like its cousin the Pinewood Derby the boys are issued a kit which has everything they need to build an official Space Derby rocket.

The space derby kit consists of a balsa wood block, propeller assembly, rubber bands, plastic sheet (for fins), and a mounting bracket. The wood block comes out of the box with a drilled out center hole. 

 The kit and its contents will look like this-

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Space Derby Kit


The block is carved into the desired shape, sanded and painted. The mounting bracket and fins can be added either before or after painting. The rubber band is inserted through the center hole with one end on the propeller and the other held in a cross-piece at the rear

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The completed rockets are wound up with as many as 100 or more turns on the propeller and suspended on a string from a separate bracket with the propeller held in place. Two,string lanes will be used. The rockets are held in place and launched when the mechanism releases the propeller.

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The event will be a double elimination tournament where each Scout has to lose twice to be out of contention for an award.

We will have awards for the following-

1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers

Best Rocket Design - Voted on by the Scouts in the Pack


Check out this great write up about our 2018 Space Derby in the Hanford Sentinel!


2018 Space Derby

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