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Shooting Sports

Camp Geiger has a strong history in the Shooting Sports program area. Instruction begins with safe handling methods and progresses to proper technique. Limited class size ensures that each participant has an opportunity to become proficient. Trained instructors provide hands-on assistance when needed. Rifle Shooting (.22 cal), Shotgun Shooting, Archery and Buckskin Games are all recommended for third year or older campers. 

This tradition is being carried on and expanded with new ranges. With the all new ranges the traditional programs are offered with the addition of the Sporting Clays in the afternoons and 3D Archery. 


Open Shoots

An open rifle and archery shoot will be on Mondays 7 to 9 PM.  They are open to both scouts and adults. Additional open shoots for troops and patrols on the Rifle and Archery Ranges may be arranged with the Shooting Sports Director.  A nominal $2 fee will be charged for usng the Rifle Range to cover the cost of ammunition, but there is no fee for using the Archery Range.

Buckskin Games

Times Offered: 9:00 AM to Noon daily

Buckskin Games is a series of activities that require skills from the old west. The games include muzzle loading rifle, tomahawk throwing, knife throwing, sling shots, and bullwhips. Of course, this is all done under the supervision of trained adults.  

The program is designed as an “open” activity for older Scouts, where they may come and go throughout the morning. It captures the excitement and hardships of our forefathers and those pioneers such as Kit Carson, Daniel Boone and Davey Crockett; men who tamed the wilderness and made this country what it is today.

Postal Shoot Competition

The Postal Shoots are part of a national NRA .22 caliber rifle shooting competition among hundreds of camps throughout the country. The top score from both the Junior and Senior divisions for each session of Camp are entered in the national competition. First place winners at Camp Geiger receive a special award at the end of the week. Scouts 12 years old or younger compete in the Junior division round on Tuesday at 5:00 P.M. The Senior division round consists of Scouts age 13 or older and is held Wednesday at 5:00 P.M. All competition is held at the Rifle Range. Be a part of the action and take a shot at it. You will be representing your Troop as well as Camp Geiger, and if you place in nationals, you will even be a part of Geiger history. 

Tickets for the Junior Shoot are $1.00 and $2.00 for the Senior Shoot.

Leaders' Shooting Competition

Any full or part time Leader may compete in the Rifle or Shotgun competition. Whether you are displaying your keen marksmanship skills or just taking a break from the ol' campsite, it’s sure to be a bang. Competition is held at the Rifle Range, of course. The Rifle shoot will be immediately following lunch Wednesday. The Shotgun shoot will be Thursday at 5:00 PM. Rifle tickets are available in the Trading Post for $1.00. Awards will be given at the end of the session.

Leaders' Archery Competition

This is open to any Leader. Be at the Archery Range at 10:00 AM Tuesday. Cost is free and top finishers are announced at the end of the week.

SHOT GUN RANGE

The new shooting sports ranges are a reality for camp. The Shotgun/Sporting Clays range is already in use. The combined Five Stand and Sporting Clays ranges provide great opportunities for older scouts.

Registrants must be 13 years of age or older.

There is a $15 activity fee that must be paid at the Trading Post before the first session of the Shotgun Shooting merit badge.   Class size is limited so register online and the Program Staff will notify registrants if they were selected to take the class by the troop's Pre-Camp Meeting.

There is no fee for participating in either the Shotgun - 5 Stand or Sporting Clay - 4 Station Activities, but again class size is limited so register online and the Program Staff will notify registrants if they were selected to take the class by the troop's Pre-Camp Meeting.

RIFLE RANGE and ARCHERY RANGE

The new rifle and archery ranges are located just east of the Dining Hall. The state of the art ranges will provide excitement and opportunity for older scouts. A $5 activity fee must be paid at the Trading Post prior to the first rifle merit badge class.  Class size is limited so register online and the Program Staff will notify registrants if they were selected to take the class by the troop's Pre-Camp Meeting.  The new archery ranges is located next to the rifle range. This new facility will make using the compound bows even better. 



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