Re: Location of Shooting Sports
Chuck Batteau (charles.r.batteau@BELLATLANTIC.COM)
Thu, 16 Jul 1998 09:57:04 -0400
Jean Peaterson asked
> I'm interested in your opinions on the logistics of
> shooting sports and how best to place them in a Cub Scout Camp.
In our camp (Brady Saunders, Richmond VA), the shooting sports are located
(more or less) side by side. This same range is used for BB's & archery by
Cub/Webelos and for Rifle/Shotgun and archery by Boy Scouts. (Other camps
I've been to have a separate, but still adjacent, range for shotgun.)
The advantages to co-location are that you have to have only ONE "downrange
area" to keep off-limits, and all the shooting sports can be clustered (in
case a troop/pack is visiting more than one).
Disadvantages? Well, there's the possibility of "spillover" (boys going
over to the other area to see "what's going on," but attentive range
officers are necessary WHEREVER the range(s) may be located, be it
side-by-side or at opposite ends of the camp.
Hope this helps.
SM, Troop 751, Glen Allen, VA
maybe they meant an hour a DAY! ;-)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City