Article by Tara Van Berkom
Members from the Minnesota Amateur Spacemodeler Association (MASA) were on hand at Carver Lake Park to assist Cub Scouts from Packs 513, of Woodbury, and 471, of south Maplewood, with a rocket launch.
The scouts had built rockets at a pack meeting last fall. Now the MASA members helped them to send those rockets flying.
The event was a big hit, and provided both entertainment and education. MASA members brought their equipment and expertise, and the kids were excited to learn and observe.
Once the MASA experts had calibrated everything properly and given the all-clear, the scouts loved getting to move the necessary switches and push the button to send the rockets flying. It was a fun evening capped off by a potluck in the park.
Cub Scout Pack 513 will be holding an open house on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Woodbury Baptist Church. All interested boys in grades K-5 and their families are encouraged to attend. It will run from 6:30-8 p.m.
MASA hosts launches on the fourth Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. It is a free event and open to the public to attend. Find more information on its website.
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