Category Archives: Cub Scouts


Sparrows in Montreal

I hopped out to Montreal to make some Sparrow model planes with some Cub Scouts in the Kirkland area. The original plan was to make and fly Squirrels but it was breezy so I decided to make Sparrows.

I must say they are easy to make.

I didn’t get any good video but I managed to land one on that roof across from the field (see pictures). I included a video of the Sparrow from another flying session so you can get the idea how much fun this is.


More pictures from Indonesia

I know I’ve posted a couple of these before but this collection has some details on the construction. I like the DIY propeller construction. I really should look at that for Squirrels or other models.

I also noticed the close-ups didn’t have a wing shim. So either they added it, the sticks were curved or there is some negative pitch on the tailplane.



1ST Haney Cub Scouts “PACK A”

I just received this certificate of appreciation and comments from Cub Scouts in Maple Ridge, BC.

As part of our Pack Specialty Badge, we recently held our Glider Workshop where the
Cubs really enjoyed building their Squirrel gliders as well as learning new skills, with a little
help from parents and grandparents. I used your suggested method of demo at each stage
and then sending the Cubs back to their tables to do their portion, worked great.

Attached are pictures of 1ST Haney Cub Scouts, “Pack A” Glider Workshop we held on
Saturday, November 10th. Please feel free to add them to your web page. Also attached
is a Certificate of Appreciation from our pack.

On behalf of the Cubs and leaders of 1ST Haney Cub Scouts, Pack A, thank you so
much for the great gliders, as you can see in the pictures the fixed attention the
cubs had.

Best regards,
Jason Buck (Chil)

I really enjoy seeing these sorts of pictures. Thank you 1st Haney “Pack A”!


Beaconsfield Heights Cubs

I just did a hop out to Montreal to visit Beaconsfield Heights Cubs in Montreal.

The last time I visited this group there were only eight! The workshop on Friday night had 33 people in it!

I was amazed by how many volunteers and parents came out to help. It was fun for the kids and the adults.

The kids were very keen and with all the help from adults it went very smoothly.

I think this group could handle anything.

If anybody is having any trouble with their plane, don’t hesitate to send me a note. If you send me a picture or video that will help me to figure out if you need any adjustments, parts or repairs.

Here is some instructions on how to fly it. Here are some videos on how to repair it.

Here is the Squirrel record. It’s a over a minute. Feel free to send in any videos of attempts on the record. I’d like to start a page showing the top 10 flights.