Model Rocketry Badge Requirements

All requirements must be met to earn the CAP Model Rocketry Badge. The Model rocketry book is available at Vanguard.com or can be downloaded on the squadron website.


1. Redstone Stage.
a. Complete 10 question written test covering Redstone material (pages 6-9).
b. Complete 2 of the projects listed on pages 11-25 of Model Rocketry book.

2. Titan Stage.
a. Complete 10 question written test covering Titan material (pages 29-33).
b. Build, launch and successfully retrieve an Alpha rocket (page 35).

3. Saturn Stage
a. Complete 10 question written test covering Saturn material (pages 56-63).
b. Build and launch either a two-stage or payload rocket (pages 65 or 69).

Each stage requirement must be documented and signed by a senior member and placed in the cadet’s file. At the end of each stage in the rocket book there is a sign-off sheet. The Rocketry Badge can be completed by the cadet outside of regular squadron meetings or when offered as a squadron activity (usually every 1-2 years).