Allofourshootingsportsrangesemphasizesafetyandfun.Therulesmayseemstrict, buttheyaredesignedtoensureasafeplaceforScoutstohonetheirshootingskills. Pleasedonotbringpersonalfirearms,bows,orammunitionBoyScoutCamp,therewill not be any opportunities for personal equipment to be used on Camp property. ArcheryTheentrancetotheArcheryRangeislocatednearthetopofthehillontheroadthat leads to the corral. Look for the flagpole with the red flag at the top.RifleFollowtheroadpastScoutcraft,thenlooktotheleftforthesignandredflagwhichmarks the trail leading down to the Rifle range.ShotgunTheShotgunrangeislocatedacrosstheothersideofthelakefromtheAdminBuildingat the Southeast corner. Just listen for the bang.O’Riley’s Outpost – Black Powder Troop/Patrol ShootsScoutsshootingblack-powderrifles,throwingtomahawksandenjoyingamealbythefire likethemountainmenofold.O’Riley’sisonthefarsideofthelakenearshotgun. O'Riley'sOutpostslotsareinhighdemand,soTroopsshouldpayattheTradingPostas early as possible. Limit 30 people for Lunch and 40 people for Dinner.Troop ShootAllofourrangesareavailableforTroopShootsduringopenshoottimes.Initialsignups happenattheSundaynightLeader’smeeting.Tocheckforopenslotslaterintheweek, see the Range Master. Limit 24 for Archery and 32 for Rifle.Open Shoot Fees – Check the Current Leader’s Guide for Fees•Archery: Free•Rifle: 1 Ticket = 1 target, 5 shots per target.•Shotgun: 1 Ticket = 1 clay pigeon, 1 shot per pigeon•Black powder: 2 Tickets = 1 ballRefer to the current Leader’s Guide for times on all field sports activities.Blast to the Past:Rifle Range - Prior to the new 16 position state of the art rifle range that was constructed in 2015, Wente had an 8 position above ground wooden rifle range from 1964 until 2015. Originally scouts would lay prone on a mattress to shoot. This was upgraded in the 1980’s to include the wooden benches that were used for 20 years or so. Both Rifle and shotgun merit badges were taught at the old rifle range.Archery Range - When camp first opened in 1964, the archery range was located in the field next to the camp fire area. Once the Mace property was purchased in 1971 the range was moved to its current location. In the late 1980’s the hill was cut to provide the level shooting area and in 1993 the Archery Range complex was built.
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