Friday, January 16, 2009

Rocket Science

Last night was our Cub Scout Space Derby. Alex and two of the other boys in my Wolf den tied for first place, scoring the most points in the three heats we had. Alex and Derek had a lot of fun last weekend making the rocket together. For those of you not familiar with a Cub Scout Space Derby, you wind up the propeller, which is attached to rubber bands, and then the rockets zoom across a big fishing-line-type-thingy. (How's that for a technical explanation?) Four rockets can go at a time. It was pretty fun to watch. Alex also earned his Wolf badge last night, so it was a big night for us.




17 comments:

Cari said...

Great shots. It looks like they had fun! I love that last so much!
Cari

janett said...

How cool, congrats to your son!

Jess said...

Wow, that is a GREAT rocket! That looks like it was a blast!

CindyTykie said...

What great shots you captured. Congrats to your son.

Sharon said...

Great captures!

Heidi said...

Hey Margaret-
Thanks for adding all the peas to your blog! Your pictures are awesome! Now, if only I could be more put "together" like you!
Thanks,
Heidi

pakosta said...

these are so FUN!
tara

shirley said...

My favorite is the 2nd to last picture. It has a real sense of motion and the contrast is great.
Congrats to your DS on his Wolf patch!

Lauren said...

That looks like fun! Congratulations to your son!!!

Linnao said...

Quite impressive! Love your photos!

Inkspots said...

How fun! We had our space derby in November and it was such a great expeience for the boys. Congrats! We took second.

Diana said...

Looks like you guys had lots of fun. and congrats on his new badge

Kelly said...

Oh what fun, I remember when my boys did these things with BS.. Nice job

Amy said...

Looks like a lot of fun, I just love the first shot! :)

Danielle said...

Looks like lots of fun. I think that firetruck shoot is really great.

Lance and Sue Zan said...

Nice work - both you and Alex! Hey, you changed your background?

bugg said...

Gret pics. Oh I'm going to miss Cub Scouts. We only did the rockets once in our 5 yrs.