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Families Invited to Participate in Rocket Launch & STEM Activities

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Young boys and their families are invited to participate in a free rocket launch and STEM activity program. 

With a focus on fun, this program invites families in the community to experience the adventures that only scouting can offer. The program leverages an activity that kids love (building and launching rockets), while showing parents that scouting will foster their child’s creativity, initiative, and sense of wonder.

All new members and new recruits are welcome free of charge. 

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The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at North Branch Park, in Bridgewater.  

Scouting has a proven track record of providing strong leadership skills, encouraging a higher standard of academic of achievement, and creating stronger ties to the community for its members.

This program is produced under the leadership of the local Boy Scout programs.  Cub Scouting is the nation’s foremost program of leadership, personal development, and growth.  Space is not limited, however, participants are encouraged to register prior to Oct. 5 at http://bit.ly/RVRocketMan. Walk-ins are welcome as well.   

For more information, contact Javier Juarez, 973-714-­3281, Javier.Juarez@scouting.org.

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Give the gift of life - Donate Blood!
 

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Kennedy Branch-  500 Hoes Lane

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