Click here to go to a listing of NAR Sections.
What Is A NAR Section?
NAR chartered Sections are locally-organized rocket clubs. Each Section has two or more modelers, at least one of whom is an adult.
Sections hold and participate in sport launches, competitions, conventions, and other local, regional, and national rocketry activities. In addition, Sections can apply to host the NAR National Competition Meet (NARAM), National Sport Launch (NSL), or Convention (NARCON) at their local site.
What Are The Benefits of Becoming a Section?
NAR Sections are covered by a five million dollar liability insurance policy to safeguard its assets and equipment. In addition, Sections can apply for insurance that covers the owners of launch fields, meeting halls, and other activity locations. Unlike the NAR liability insurance offered to individual members which insures only themselves, this optional insurance is available only to Sections and insures the property owner directly.
The NAR currently offers grants of up to $250 each year to its Sections to help with safety equipment, launch gear, and publicity. You may apply for the Section Grant here.
Your Section can compete for the coveted Rockwell Trophy, awarded annually for the most outstanding Section newsletter. Sections with their own websites are also automatically eligible for the annual Website Excellence Award.
Who Can Join A Section?
Any NAR member is welcome to join an existing Section. You can find and get information about the nearest Section to you using the Section List.
What If There’s No Section Near Me?
If there is no Section in your area, starting a new Section of your own is easy and rewarding. We provide all the information you need to recruit modelers and charter your own NAR sanctioned club. To experience the fun and excitement of organized rocketry in your own area, charter your new club today!
Not located in the United States? Here is a list of International Rocketry Organizations.