Presentation to Cub Scout Troop 701

Cub Scout Troop 701.

By – Ed Hingsbergen NAR 71396

On September 14, Lloyd and I attended a meeting of Sunbury Cub Scout Troop 701. Lloyd gave an energetic presentation of an introduction to model rocketry. He described what does and does not constitute a model rocket,and talked about the forces at work on a rocket in flight. He also explained the model rocket safety code, and how observing it leads to a remarkably safe and exciting hobby.

Lloyd N. NAR #97987 explains what a shock cord is & why it's important.

Lloyd N. NAR #97987 explains what a shock cord is & why it’s important.

The Scouts were attentive and engrossed, and full of questions. After the presentation, they were anxious to get a close look at the rockets Lloyd had brought, and learn all that they could. Lloyd and I enjoyed the opportunity to work with the Cub Scouts, and look forward to working with them at their launch planned for September 27.

NAR Section Charter Accepted


A screen capture of the Central Ohio Rocketry & Spacemodeling Alliance on the NAR Club Locator page.

Our charter application has been accepted and approved by the National Association of Rocketry.  Isn’t that great?! Sure! Exactly what does that mean to you though?

If you’re a land owner or land operator interested in supporting rocketry by allowing your lands to be used as a launch range,  we can offer insurance to you through our NAR charter.  NAR members may choose to join CORSA with the assurance that we uphold and maintain the same level of quality and safety as NAR.  HPR NAR members can be assured the section will keep and maintain an FAA waiver for our launch ranges (when we secure them).  You know your competition points will count when you participate in our NAR sanctioned competitions.  Last, you know you’ll be connected with other NAR members and not a bunch of flash-bang rocket locos.

We will take our responsibility to the central Ohio community seriously, offering support to NAR partner organizations like Team America Rocketry Challenge teams, 4-H and the Civil Air Patrol.  We’re dedicated to the spread of rocketry through education and launch support for civic clubs and non-profit youth organizations such as Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts.  Last but certainly not least we’re here to provide NAR quality guidance and support to individuals regardless if you’re just starting out in rocketry or a long-timer, short-timer or BAR looking to get involved again.

We are grateful to NAR for allowing us to be a chartered section and look forward to the opportunity to carry out the NAR mission in central Ohio.

We’re Counting Down

Launch Date: 1 SEP 2015


The Central Ohio Rocketry & Spacemodeling Alliance is a chartered section of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR), a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, organized exclusively to:

  • Carry out the purpose, mission and goals of the NAR on a regional level
  • Promote the educational, and scientific purpose of rocketry and spacemodeling applied science, technology, engineering and math
  • Support schools, non-profit youth organizations and citizens of central Ohio in the pursuit of the understanding and application of rocketry and spacemodeling technology