Range Rentals and Unit Shoots

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If you are a Scouting Unit looking for somewhere to hold your next shooting sports activity, then the ranges at the Dan Beard Scout Reservation may be the place for you. The ranges can be rented for a morning Session of 8AM until Noon or an afternoon session of 1PM until 5PM. We welcome Scouting, Non-Profit, and Corporate groups, and prices are always reasonable. Our Council Shooting Sports Committee provides Rangemasters, Instructors, and/or Range Safety Officers for your convenience on the 3rd weekend of every month.  The other weekends of the month are available for those units who already have trained adults to run the ranges.

Programs Available

Cub Scouts can participate in BB or Archery programs and can earn the Belt Loops when you use the ranges and instructors at Cub World.  Both target and "action" shooting are available to give scouts the opportunity to enjoy these programs again and again.

Boy Scouts can shoot bows and arrows at our Archery Ranges, or .22 rifles and shotguns at the Camp Friedlander Shooting Sports Complex. Scouts can work on the associated merit badges or just do some recreational shooting with their troop using some of our new plinking targets.

Venture Scouts can do all of this and they can try their hand at pistol shooting with our new Ruger Mark III handguns.

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Safety and Operations

The shooting sports programs at the Dan Beard Scout Reservation are run by trained volunteers and staff.  Our Instructors and Range Safety Officers are locally trained as BSA and NRA instructors by NRA Training Counselors.  The instructors will make sure your Scouts have a fun and exciting experiences while ensuring they learn and observe the rules of safe gun handling.

Reserving the Ranges

In order to operate any of the ranges at the Dan Beard Scout Reservation, a certified instructor must oversee the activities.  BB and Archery ranges require the presence of a trained Range Master.  Use of the Shooting Sports Complex at Camp Friedlander for Rifle, Shotgun, or Pistol requires NRA Instructors in addtion to NRA Range Saftey Officers. If your unit does not have trained personel to operate the ranges, the Shooting Sports Committee of the Dan Beard Council is happy to provide the necessary staff on the third weekend of each month. The other weekends of the month are available for those units who already have trained adults to run the ranges.

The ranges can be rented for a morning Session of 8AM until Noon or an afternoon session of 1PM until 5PM. To reserve a shooting range for your unit, contact the Dan Beard Council at (513) 577-7700 to check availability. More information about reserving camp can be found on the Facility Rental page.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 13:15