CYBER SUMMER CAMP GUIDEBOOK

Pre-Flight Checklist

On May 30, 2020 NASA is launching the first manned spaceflight from U.S. soil, with U.S. astronauts, in a U.S. spacecraft for the first time in a decade. This is truly a historic moment that you don’t want to miss!

1. Create an Account on HomeScouting.org

  • To access the pre-camp mission and content on the virtual campground during Cyber Summer Camp, make sure you create an account on HomeScouting.org. Click here to create an account

 

2. Complete the pre-camp mission

  • Log in to HomeScouting.org & click on pre-camp mission.

  • Watch the intro from NASA Avionic Systems Engineer Marc Butler

  • Tune into the launch

  • Follow the instructions to build the rocket at home

 

3. Learn about the virtual campground

  • This guidebook provides an overview on what to expect in the virtual campground and how you’ll access digital content released each day through homescouting.org.

 

4. Gather supplies

  • This guidebook provides details based on your program level or rank in Cub Scouts the materials you’ll need to complete activities. Most of the materials are household items, but to complete some activities you might need to purchase additional supplies.

Materials Needed

To fully complete the Nova Award and the Scouting advancement that goes along with it, you will need to gather the following materials prior to Cyber Summer Camp. 

FOR ALL SCOUTS (KIDS AGES 5-20)

  • Pencils / Pens

  • Paper

  • Glue

  • Tape

  • 10 popsicle sticks

  • Rubber bands

  • Marshmallows

  • Plastic Spoon

  • Scissors

  • Markers / Crayons / Colored Pencils

  • Ruler

  • Tape Measure

SCOUTS BSA MERIT BADGES & VENTURING STEM EXPLORATIONS

(kids in middle in high school)

ROBOTICS

SPACE EXPLORATION

ASTRONOMY

CUB SCOUTS (kids in elementary school)

LION RANK (kids entering kindergarten)

Gizmos & Gadgets

  • Different-sized balls, cylinders, pipes

    • solid/hollow, cylinders/spheres, large/small to roll down an incline​

  • 1 drinking straw

  • 3 or more dominos

  • 1 ping pong ball

  • 1 Genius Kit* (see below for more details)

TIGER RANK (kids entering 1st grade)

Sky is the Limit

  • 1 tin can

  • 1 small nail

  • 1 large nail

  • 1 hammer

Tiger-iffic!

  • 6 empty plastic water bottles

  • Masking tape

  • Indoor Ball

WOLF RANK (kids entering 2nd grade)

Motor Away

  • 1 Rubber band

  • Tape Measure

  • Household items to build a boat

    • Ideas: a water bottle, a milk carton cut in half length-wise, an egg carton, corks stuck together with toothpicks or wrapped with rubber bands, part of a pool noodle, or a kitchen sponge!​

  • 1 pint milk carton / plastic bottle

  • 1 balloon

  • 2 straws

  • 4 spools

  • 2 skewers

Collections & Hobbies

  • 10 or more items to create a collection

BEAR RANK (kids entering 3rd grade)

Robotics

  • Robotics Kit

    • If you purchased the Pioneer or Voyager package, you already have what you need! Order your robotics kit from HomeScouting before May 22 to get yours before Cyber Summer Camp!

  •  Rubber bands

  • 5 or more drinking straws

  • String

 

Super Science

  • 1 balloon

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons of salt

  • 1 cup of sugar

  • Red, green, blue, and yellow food coloring

  • 6 clear cups

  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil

WEBELOS & ARROW OF LIGHT RANK

(kids entering 4th & 5th grade)

Engineer

  • Materials to construct a small item for your bedroom*(see below for more details)

  • 4 shiny pennies

  • Vinegar

  • Cooking oil

  • Nail polish

  • Paint

Adventures in Science

  • Items to build a model solar system

    • 10 different balls or objects to represent planets​

  • Model Rocket + launcher + engine

*GIZMOS & GADGETS: Genius Kit Ideas (pick 10-20 items for your kit)

Paper plates

Small individual cereal boxes

Tacks

Beans’

Macaroni 

Fishing line

Colored paper

Feather

Pinecones

Paper Clips

Six-pack pop can holders

Juice can lids

Rubber bands

Plastic spoons

Different size wood pieces

Styrofoam peanuts

Garbage bag ties

Nails

Toilet paper rolls

2 liter bottles

Cotton balls

Nuts

Washers

Bolts

String / rope / yarn

Canning lids

Egg cartons

Paper cups

Small cans (e.g. tuna)

Popsicle sticks

*ENGINEER: Materials to construct a small item for your bedroom.

  1. Determine your need. What do you want to build? A table next to your bed? A box to hold important things? An object to organize your toys? 

  2. Gather information. What building materials should I use? Will the materials be expensive if I have to purchase them? Can I recycle materials I already have? What is the best design I can use? 

 

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