When it looked like I might be called upon to help with a scout launch, I set out to find out which of the easy to assemble birds would be best called upon for a group of 8 year olds. I'd previously built the Alpha III and Gnome, two Estes kits that I'd seen pressed into action as group build kits in the past. The Alpha III was pretty good, and the Generic was of similar construction with the added benefit of being a project in white, which would let the kids be the art director. I couldn't stand the idea of an all white rocket, so I painted the nose cone and fin can black, then used only some of the sticker decals, not all of them like I would have done at age 8. The result was very impressive. A quick build that could easily be done in the time allotted to a pack meeting, then flown the same day if necessary. Hard to top that.