May 20th Rocket Launch and Crossover Ceremony 3-6 p.m.

Pack 471 will host the annual Crossover Ceremony and Rocket Launch on Sunday, May 20th from 3 to 6 p.m. at Garrard Landing Park off of Holcolm Bridge Road (the link to the map is here…)

The park is located at 8100 Holcomb Bridge Road.  You will enter the gates to the John’s Creek Environmental Campus just before you get to Chattahoochee River on Holcomb Bridge Road, then take an immediate left so you are on the gravel road on the inside of the fence.  Follow the gravel road about 300 ‘ and you will see the pavilion, washrooms and play area for the Garrard Landing Park.  We will gather for the ceremony on the large open field that is found just past Garrard Landing park.

We will have some small gathering games, but then we will have the crossover ceremony first where we will celebrate our scouts crossing into their new ranks with their new neckerchief and handbook for their new rank.  At this point, we will first listen to a safety briefing from our S.O.A.R representative, Jorge Blanco who will help us launch our rockets!

You can start getting ready by building a rocket with your scout now.  We are going to launch rockets with class A and B sized rockets.  If you have never built rockets in the past, there are several types that are very easy first time rocket kits, which include everything but the engine itself.

Hobby Town and Hobby Lobby both have a great selection of rockets and engines.  Remember to add wadding (S.O.A.R. had some to share with us last year that worked great).

Pack 471 will also provide drinks and hot dogs for this event for after the ceremony.

Things to bring:

Your scout’s rocket to launch

Class – A uniform (you may want to bring another shirt as it will be hot and they can remove their blue uniform shirt after the ceremony).

Water bottles


We hope that you can make it and celebrate this year of adventure that we’ve had.

Please be prepared to assist with some of the activities, as we are expecting a huge turnout for this event, and all hands will be needed to make sure this is a successful end of year event.