top story Cub Scouts build, launch rockets By ALX STEVENS firstname.lastname@example.org Oct 25, 2017 (…) Facebook Twitter Email × Tired of seeing surveys on articles? If you are a subscriber, simply log in or Subscribe now! Buy Now Cub Scout Pack 106 rockets are prepared for launch Saturday, Oct. 21 at the old high school gym. The rockets will race across the gym and first, second and third places will be awarded for each heat. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now Cub Scouts watch their rockets race down lines at the old high school gym Saturday, Oct. 21 for the annual launch event. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now 7-year-old Jeremiah Fransen proudly holds up his rocket prior to launch. A propeller and a rubber band will be added. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now Easton Haskell, 6, and his father Jai have their rocket propeller wound up during the Pack 106 rocket launch event. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now Cub Scouts hold up their rockets and prizes after a rocket race. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now Cub Scouts in Pack 106 have their rocket propellers wound Saturday, Oct. 21 prior to launch in the old high school gym. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now A Cub Scout Pack 106 leader helps the scouts attach propellers to their rockets. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now Cub Scouts wait to launch their rockets. ALX STEVENS/KUNA MELBA NEWS Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Facebook Twitter Email Print Save “If you’ve got a Wolf racing, make some NOISE!”Cub Scouts and their parents answered with cheers and foot stomps. The home-made rockets were lined up at the starting line.“Three … two … one … GO!”The rockets propelled down the lines, from one end of the old high school gym to the other. Seconds passed.The heat was over, but the evening was just beginning.About 50 Cub Scouts in Kuna Pack 106 participated in this year’s annual Rocket Launch. Cub Scouts, ages 6-10, receive a single piece of wood, which they and their parents shape into a rocket using only sand paper.This teaches them building skills, according to Pack Leader Jason Tully. The project also encourages parent involvement.After attaching fins and painting the rockets, the boys receive a rubber band at the launch event. The band is pulled through the center of the rocket, attaching the propeller. The band is wound up tight.The rocket is placed on the starting line alongside six other rockets. The propeller is held in place with a piece of metal.To race, the metal is dropped down and the propeller “launches” the rocket down the line. Cub Scouts are awarded first, second and third place prizes.“It teaches you how to be a winner and a loser,” Tully said. He added that the boys practiced good sportsmanship that night.The parents were good too. Clustered in the stands, they cheered for every launch.The event began at 4 p.m., and often lasts for close to three hours.“I think it’s awesome,” Tully said, “that parents come and hang out for this.” Alx Stevens is the reporter for Kuna Melba News. Contact her at 208-922-3008 or email@example.com. More from this section Hidden Gems to be found in Kuna: Residents open store featuring local arts, crafts Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 'Get out there': Interest groups promote birds of prey conservation area in Kuna, Melba Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 At The Library: Kuna Klues winner announced, blood drive, other events coming Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 Residents invited to March for Meals On Wheels to promote meals for seniors Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 Kuna Tractor Supply donates 85 bags of pet food to local organizations Posted: Feb. 21, 2018 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Tags Rocket Sport Parents Propeller Launch Boys Jason Tully Cub Scout Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Kuna Melba News Read the latest edition of the Kuna Melba News in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere.