May 10th Rocket Launch and Crossover Ceremony 2-5 pm

Pack 471 will host the annual Crossover Ceremony and Rocket Launch on Saturday, May 10th from 2 to 5 p.m. at Garrard Landing Park off of Holcolm Bridge Road (the link to the map is here…)

Please note, we will continue to watch the weather and if the chance of rain for the weekend increases, we will postpone the crossover ceremony and the launch to the following weekend (the 17th)

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.  After that we will launch our rockets!

Time to start building a new rocket or dusting off an old one.  We strongly suggest that you only use A or B size rocket engines so we don’t lose our rockets if they go too high.  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.

Things to bring:

Your scout’s rocket to launch

Engines ( bring multiple if you want to launch your rocket more then once)

Class – A uniform with Class B under it (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!