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Pico Blanco - March 27-29, 2015

 Pico Blanco Shooting Sports Campout
When: March 27 - 29, 2015
Who: Scout second year and older and adult drivers
Cost: $100 (includes gas, ammo, targets, food, and fees)
How: 1. Sign up for campout, 2. Sign up for range slots, 3. Turn in money & forms (see below)


On the Trail to First Class and need to cook for your patrol?
Enjoy shooting sports and can't wait until summer camp?
Want to camp in some of the most beautiful wilderness?

Join us for camping and shooting at Camp Pico Blanco!  Camp Pico Blanco is located on the south fork of the Little Sur River in Monterey County.  It is located 16 miles off scenic Highway 1 and is surrounded by the Los Padres National Forest and the entrance to the Ventana Wilderness Area.

There will be NRA-certified Instructors for rifle, shotgun, pistol, and muzzle-loaders all under the supervision of a BSA National Camping School Director who runs the ranges for Camp Pico Blanco as part of the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council.  We are offering Boy Scouts who are 14 or older the chance to shoot a high-power, center-fire rifle and/or a .22LR caliber pistol all under close supervision and a safe environment.

Camp Pico Blanco has a brand new 12-lane rifle range AND a remodeled shotgun range with new trap stands and trap machines!

Scouts who are second year or older have several shooting sports options depending on their age.

NOTE: This campout is NOT open to First Year Scouts who join March 3rd.  They can look forward to camping at BCSR April 18-19, 2015..


There are several options:
  1. 6th Graders: Trail to First Class skills, Low-Power Rifle, Muzzle-Loading Rifle
  2. 7th-8th Graders: Low-Power Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzle-Loading Rifle
  3. Ages 14+: High-Power Rifle, Shotgun, Pistol, Muzzle-Loading Rifle
  4. Adult: High-Power Rifle, Shotgun, Pistol, Muzzle-Loading Rifle
  5. All: Archery and Tomahawk
Here are the descriptions of the various shooting disciplines:
  • Low-Power Rifle - .22LR , bolt-action, single-shot rifles (50 rounds)
  • Muzzle-Loading Rifle - .45-50 caliber, Pyrodex, percussion cap, rifle (4 rounds)
  • Shotgun - 12 gauge shotguns with clay targets (up to 25 rounds)
  • High-Power Rifle - .223Rem/.30-06/.308, bolt-action, center-fire rifle (5-10 rounds)
  • Pistol - .22LR caliber, semi-auto, pistol (10 rounds)
NOTE: Scouts AND Adults must attend mandatory safety briefings, see below.
NOTE: ALL Scouts must complete the activity consent AND firearms permission forms.
NOTE: Round counts are at the discretion of the instructor and are NOT guaranteed.
NOTE: Scouts must be 14 or older to shoot a high-power rifle or a pistol.
NOTE: Anyone who is unsafe or not paying attention will be asked to leave the ranges.

Safety Briefings

ALL Scouts AND Adults MUST attend the following mandatory safety briefings:
  • 6th Graders: 30 minute Rifle
  • 7th-8th Graders: 30 minute Rifle + 30 minute Shotgun
  • Ages 14+: 30 minute Shotgun + 30 minute Pistol

Tuesday, March 17th Safety Briefings

  • 6:00 - 6:30pm - 30 minute Shotgun
  • 6:45 - 7:15pm - 30 minute Rifle

Tuesday, March 24th Safety Briefings

  • 6:00 - 6:30pm - 30 minute Shotgun
  • 6:45 - 7:15pm - 30 minute Pistol
  • 7:45 - 8:15pm - 30 minute Rifle (make-up)
NOTE: Scouts who do not attend safety briefings will not be allowed to shoot, no exceptions!

Planning Sessions

Patrols will meet on Tuesday 3/17 and Tuesday 3/24 from 9:00-9:30pm to do food planning. 

Payment & Forms

Look for Rick Valestra at troop meetings holding "Pico Blanco" sign and hand him your check and forms.
  1. Check for $100 made out to "BSA Troop 33" with "Camp Pico Blanco" on the memo line
  2. Activity Consent form (attached below)
  3. Parental Firearm Authorization (SVMBC, attached below)
  4. Shooting Sports Authorization (Pacific Skyline Council, attached below)
NOTE: $100 must be paid by March 17 in order to save your spot!


Friday - March 27th

  • 4:00pm - Meet at LAUMC
  • 4:30pm - Depart
  • 6:30pm - Dinner in Castroville (Burger King or Subway)
  • 7:00pm - Depart
  • 7:45pm - Arrive at Rocky Point area
  • 8:45pm - Arrive at Camp Pico Blanco (Campsite #11)
  • 9:30pm - Troop meeting (review schedule and assign shooting groups)
  • 10:00pm - Lights out

Saturday - March 28th

  • 6:30am - Wake up
  • 8:00am - Breakfast
  • 9:00am - Trail to First Class skills make-up
  • 9:00am - Ranges open
    • Low-Power Rifle
    • Shotgun
    • Pistol
    • Archery
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:00pm - Trail to First Class skills make-up
  • 1:00pm - Ranges open
    • High-Power Rifle
    • Muzzle-Loading Rifle
    • Shotgun
    • Tomahawks
  • 6:00pm - Dinner
  • 8:00pm - Campfire
  • 10:00pm - Lights out

Sunday - March 29th

  • 7:00am - Wake up
  • 8:00am - Breakfast
  • 9:00am - Pack up
  • 10:00am - Depart for LAUMC
  • 12:30pm - Arrive at LAUMC

Range Schedule

Each person should sign up for ONE time slot for EACH shooting discipline allowed (see above for list).


Brent Browning,
Feb 22, 2015, 4:24 PM
Judy Bergwerk,
Jun 14, 2015, 12:05 PM
Brent Browning,
Feb 14, 2015, 5:30 PM
Brent Browning,
Feb 14, 2015, 5:30 PM
Brent Browning,
Feb 14, 2015, 5:30 PM
Brent Browning,
Feb 22, 2015, 4:22 PM