Model rocketry began as a Weld County Fair 4-H project in Galeton, Colo. in the late 1960s. Being a state 4-H project, Weld County was inclined to adopt it as a county project. Phil Rouse, 4-H Club Model Rocketry Project Leader, has been teaching children and adults about model rocketry since 1980. When asked how he came to be involved with this project he smiled and said, “Because of my son. He was an 8-year-old who was in to 4-H and he wanted to build rockets.” Read more at