Golden Scout To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Vern and Gleda Estes start in the rocketry business - and really the start of the hobby for so many people, Semroc have re-released the very first Estes kit - the Scout. Since this is the golden anniversary, they have called it the Golden Scout! Everyone has been encouraged to purchase a kit, paint it gold and fly it during July. All flights logged on the Semroc site during July will be sent a certificate signed by Vern and Gleda. This is my Golden Scout, waiting for it's moment of glory next month!