Club member Bruce Canino works with Gloucester Catholic High School students, ask for a TARC rocketry project.
The South Jersey Area Rocketry Society welcomes all scout and school groups to come learn about model rocketry with us. We offer a few options to help kids learn how to build and fly rockets safely while learning how and why the rockets work. The most frequent way that we do this is through organized build sessions in which SoJARS volunteers will attend a group’s meeting to explain the parts of the rocket, shop what those parts do, then help oversee assembly of those parts into a flyable model rocket. We can also come and give a presentation about rocketry without the build session. We are very flexible with plans and if you have another idea that you would like to try, just ask and we’ll see if we can make it happen.
To organize a build session, contact our
and let him know how many scouts/students will be participating, how old they are, and when and where you would like to do the build session. You will receive a response letting you know if we are available to help and if we aren’t available at that time we will work with you to schedule your event later.
As an example, the following rocketry presentation was used for a recent high school level outreach program with the Boy Scouts Venture Crew Post 90 which was sponsored by Lockheed Martin in Moorestown, NJ. This presentation was an introduction into some of the more advanced topics and science related to rocketry.
Click here to view the Venture Crew 90 Rocketry Presentation (PDF)
After your group has finished building their rockets we welcome you to come out and fly with us at one of our monthly launches. Launch dates can be found on the main page of our website. When your group comes out to the launch field we ask that there be adults present to supervise the scouts/students and keep them under control. Please remember, while hobby rocketry has an incredibly good safety record there are still dangers when safety procedures are not followed, so this is why we ask that your group be well supervised and listen to the safety briefing at the beginning of the launch.
Please be aware that SoJARS does NOT supply groups with kits and motors and they must be purchased by the scout / school group. For your convenience we have listed below some websites where you can find educator bulk packs of kits and motors.
The following links are some of the most popular rocketry vendors for both model and high power rocketry.
Hobbylinc Educator Packages
HobbyLinc features a wide variety of student and educational based rocket packages.
Hobbylinc Motor Packages
Hobby Linc's bulk rocket motor packages.
Red Arrow Hobbies Educator Packages
Additional education based rocketry packages.
Quest Aerospace Educator Packages
More education based rocketry packages.