Shooting Sports Weekend

Scout at the rifle range

Shooting Sports Weekend!

For Scouts BSA and Venturers
Our Shooting Sports Committee is hosting a weekend packed with shooting sports activities. Units will be camping over two nights, helping their scouts have more camping and cooking experience as well.

It’s the annual Shooting Sports Weekend! Our Shooting Sports Committee is hosting a weekend packed with shooting sports activities.

March 22-24, 2024

NEW THIS YEAR: We are using a lottery system. Registration is by unit only. Register any time between Monday, February 5, at 9:00 AM and Sunday, February 11, at 5:00 PM. Only one entry per unit. After the lottery registration period closes, all units will be entered into the lottery and winners will be drawn. Unit registration contacts will be notified whether their unit has won the lottery on Monday, February 12. For units that win the lottery, payment must be made to the Council by Monday, February 19, or the spots will be given to the next unit in the lottery. Units that do not win the lottery will remain on the waitlist. Registration is capped at 10 youth per unit until there are no more units on the waiting list.

This event is for Scouts BSA and Venturing and is different from the Cub Scout Shooting Sports Day.

Registration opens February 5, 2024

Activities
  • Archery
  • Tomahawks
  • Slingshot
  • Air Rifle
  • .22LR Rifle
  • Muzzleloading Rifle
  • Shotgun
When
  • Friday, March 22 at 6:00 PM to Sunday March 24, 2024 at Noon
  • MANDATORY safety briefing on Saturday at 8:30 AM, if you are not there on time you cannot shoot!
Cost
  • $125/Youth (limited to 84)
  • $50/Adult (can shoot but priority goes to Youth)
Where
Who
  • Scouts BSA and Venturers – limited to 84 Youth
  • Participation at each station may depend on strength and is at the discretion of the instructors.
Details
  • Lottery registration opens Monday, February 5 at 9:00 AM and closes Sunday, February 11 at 5:00 PM.
  • Sign-ups are by “contingent” only (as a troop/crew, NO individual sign-ups).
  • Each unit can only sign up 10 youth initially, open to all starting February 19.
  • Only units within Pacific Skyline Council can sign up before Monday, February 19, when registration opens to all.
  • Eye and ear protection will be provided and must be worn at all ranges
  • Bring your own lunch and water
  • Adults can shoot, time permitting; youth have priority
  • All participants must bring 2 signed copies of the Shooting Sports Authorization Form
  • Units will provide their own food and cook their own meals in their camp
Camping
  • Units will be assigned a campsite for the weekend at Boulder Creek Scout Reservation (Friday night and Saturday night) — you do not need to reserve a campsite ahead of time
Important documents:

Complete and bring with you – Health Form Parts A, B1, and B2 (fillable PDF)
Complete and bring with youCA Shooting Sports Permission form PDF (updated 8/25/21)

This event is for Scouts ages 11-17, age 10 if completed Webelos and joined a Scouts BSA troop. Some events like shotgun may have age or size restrictions which are up to the instructor. See age restrictions here.

Scouts will be grouped into patrols of 16 and rotate through the various stations. Experienced instructors will conduct safety briefings, supervise all activities, and provide expert instruction.

This is an amazing opportunity to experience a wide variety of shooting sports in a safe and fun outdoor environment. This event is limited to 128 Scouts so make sure you sign up early!

Who: Scouts BSA youth and adult leaders (Scouts have priority but adults can shoot too!)
Cost: TBD
Includes: All program materials and food
Time: Sat 8:00am – 6:00pm
Meals:

Activities:

Archery, .22 Rifle, Tomahawk, Shotgun, Slingshot, Muzzleloading Rifle, Air Rifle, and Chalk Ball

Firearms Permission Form for Scouts and Venturers: Click to download permission form

NOTE: All participants MUST attend a mandatory safety briefing or they cannot participate at any of the program areas!

Questions?

Please email Brent Browning or Mark Matthews with any questions.

This event is for Scouts ages 11-17, age 10 if completed Webelos and joined a Scouts BSA troop. Some events like shotgun may have age or size restrictions which are up to the instructor. See age restrictions here.

Scouts will be grouped into patrols of 16 and rotate through the various stations. Experienced instructors will conduct safety briefings, supervise all activities, and provide expert instruction.

This is an amazing opportunity to experience a wide variety of shooting sports in a safe and fun outdoor environment. This event is limited to 128 Scouts so make sure you sign up early!

Who: Scouts BSA youth and adult leaders (Scouts have priority but adults can shoot too!)
Cost: $100 youth, $60 adult, $0 staff (staff must have proper certification and work one or both days)
Includes: All program materials, food, and camping
Time: Fri 5:00pm – Sun 12:00 noon (ranges will be open Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 9am-12pm)
Meals: Fri – cracker barrel, Sat – breakfast/lunch/dinner, and Sun – breakfast/lunch

Activities:

Archery, .22 Rifle, Tomahawk, Shotgun, Slingshot, Muzzleloading Rifle, Air Rifle, and Chalk Ball

Firearms Permission Form for Scouts and Venturers: Click to download permission form

NOTE: All participants MUST attend a mandatory safety briefing Friday night or they cannot participate at any of the program areas!

Registration

· Aug 14, 2019 – Registration opens for in-council units (limited to 10 youth/unit, contingent registration only, each unit must have 2 adults minimum who are not on staff. Adults from each unit will be expected to work one or more shifts in the kitchen.)
· Aug 28, 2019 – Registration continues, (unlimited, open to out-of-council units, first-come first-served, non-refundable)
· Sep 6, 2019 – Registration closes

Daily Schedule

Friday – September 13, 2019
17:00 – Check-in starts (Harkson Lodge)
18:30 – Dinner (Harkson Lodge)
19:30 – Mandatory safety briefing (Harkson Lodge)
21:00 – Cracker Barrel (Harkson Lodge)
22:00 – Lights Out

Saturday – September 14, 2019

06:30 – Reveille
07:00 – Breakfast (Harkson Lodge)
08:00 – Rotations (1-hour/station + 15 minutes to rotate)
11:30 – Lunch (Bag lunch, packed at breakfast)
12:00 – Rotations (1-hour/station + 15 minutes to rotate)
18:00 – Dinner (Harkson Lodge)
19:00 – Free Time
19:30 – Shooting Sports Expo (Harkson Lodge)
21:30 – Shooting Sports Expo Finishes
22:00 – Lights Out

Sunday – September 15, 2019
07:00 – Reveille
08:00 – Breakfast (Harkson Lodge)
09:00 – Program Areas Open (first-come, first-served)
12:00 – Lunch / Units Depart
14:00 – Staff Depart

Questions?

Please email Brent Browning or Mark Matthews with any questions.