Cub Scout pack looking for launch opportunity as close to the peninsula as possible

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John McDowell

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Aug 26, 2021, 7:45:34 PM8/26/21
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Hi all,

In the Fall of 2019 I organized a large group of cub scouts to make small rockets we launched at an event LUNAR organized at Moffett Field.

Is there any chance of our being able to attend a day such as that nearby in the next 6 months?

The reality is that every 20 minutes further from Moffett  we go, the fewer parents we have that are willing to take the time out to support including their kids in rocketry.

Someone in the past mentioned that many years ago permission was once received at a stadium on the peninsula for a and b motors— maybe it was at Campbell community center if I recall correctly. I assume I would need to find permission of the land owner with sufficient space and the fire authority having jurisdiction, and that maybe I could quote the NAR insurance liability policy limits/terms to those I was begging for access. And perhaps wait until after the first big rain…

Any advice — for any of the above or in general how we could get a nearby place for the scout troop to launch again?

Thanks for the help and advice!
John


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William Kellermann

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Aug 26, 2021, 8:21:56 PM8/26/21
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There is a new cloud service, Facilitron, that lists various public properties, including schoolyards for events. They usually waive fees for non/profits like Cub Scouts.  That can help with the first step of “landowner approval.”  You should be able to get a COI from your Council in addition to NAR insurance. Then it’s just up to the fire chief to say no to Cub Scouts… ;^)

William Kellermann

On Aug 26, 2021, at 4:45 PM, John McDowell <jo...@mcdowell.com> wrote:

Hi all,
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Martin Gershenson

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Aug 26, 2021, 11:02:02 PM8/26/21
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John,

I'm with pack 654 over the hill in Felton. We'd love to participate, we went to Moffett every year.

Please let me know if I can help make this happen.

Martin  Gershenson 

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John McDowell

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Aug 27, 2021, 1:29:54 AM8/27/21
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Thanks William. This is a great idea. I suspect I need to wait until it’s rained, and then I might have a shot at getting my local fire chief to support us.


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Alex Yip

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Sep 2, 2021, 4:56:57 PM9/2/21
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Hi John and Martin,
Pack 222 in Menlo Park is in the same boat.  If either of you make any progress on a launch site, I would love to hear about it.  Let me know if I can help out.
- Alex
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