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Pico Blanco - April 22-24, 2016

What: Pico Blanco Shooting Sports Weekend
When: April 22 - 24, 2016 (Dates remain unchanged, departure at 3pm now instead of 12:30pm)
Who: Scouts second year (joined2015) and older and adult drivers.  First year scouts OK if they attend the First Year Campout on 3/19-3/20.
Cost: Scouts: $80 (before 2/23), $90 (before 3/29), +$10 for Pistol, Adults: $40 (food+gas)
How: Click here to sign up  This event is full/sold out as of 3/24/16!!!
    

Details - This event is full/sold out as of 3/24/16!!!

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.  16 miles off scenic Highway 1 it is surrounded by the Los Padres National Forest and the entrance to the Ventana Wilderness Area.  Camp Pico Blanco has a brand new 12-lane rifle range, a remodeled shotgun range with new trap stands and trap machines, and a new pistol bay.  It is the only BSA approved camp in California for a pilot pistol program.

The staff will consist of NRA and NFAA certified instructors for archery, rifle, shotgun, pistol, and muzzleloading all under the supervision of a BSA National Camping School Shooting Sports 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 .22LR caliber pistol all under close supervision and a safe environment.

NOTE: First Year Scouts who join March 1st must attend the First Year campout 3/19-20 if they want to attend.

Activities

Here are the descriptions of the various shooting disciplines:
  • Archery - compound and recurve bows
  • Primitive - tomahawk and knife throwing
  • Wrist rockets - shoot tin tans
  • Rifle - .22LR, bolt-action, single-shot rifles
  • Shotgun - 12 gauge shotguns with clay targets (must be in 7th grade or higher)
  • Pistol - .22LR, semi-auto, pistol (must be at least 14 years of age, addl $10 fee) FULL as of 2/26/16.

NOTE: Scouts must attend mandatory safety briefings, see below.
NOTE: ALL Scouts must complete activity consent AND firearms permission forms.
NOTE: Pistol participants will be trained using NRA First Steps program (4-hour class at Pico)
NOTE: Pistol program limited to 16 Scouts, sign up early! (additional $10 fee for materials)
NOTE: Anyone who is unsafe or not paying attention will be asked to leave the ranges.

Safety Briefings

ALL Scouts MUST attend the following mandatory safety briefings:
  • 5th & 6th Graders: 30 minute Rifle
  • 7th and up: 30 minute Rifle + 30 minute Shotgun
Briefings will be offered on two different evenings to accommodate schedules. 

Tuesday, April 5th Safety Briefings (LAUMC, Room 9)

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

Tuesday, April 19th Safety Briefings (LAUMC, Room 8)

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

Payment & Forms

Look for Karen Townsend at troop meetings and give her your check and forms.
  1. Check made out to "BSA Troop 33" with "Camp Pico Blanco" on the memo line
    • Scouts: $80 (before 2/23), $90 (before 3/29), +$10 for pistol program
    • Adults: $40 (food and gas)
  2. Activity Consent form (attached below)
  3. Parental Firearm Authorization (SVMBC, attached below)
  4. Shooting Sports Authorization (Pacific Skyline Council, attached below)
NOTE: Money must be paid by March 29th in order to save your spot!
NOTE: Pistol program is limited to 16 Scouts, sign up early if you are interested!

Changes from last year

  • SVMBC provides, cooks, and serves all meals in the dining hall!
    • Friday cracker barrel (snacks and dessert)
    • Saturday breakfast/lunch/dinner
    • Sunday breakfast/sack lunch
  • Scouts will be organized into groups and rotate through the various disciplines
    • Groups will be organized by SVMBC on Friday evening
    • Scout will rotate through all stations twice
  • Pistol Program
    • Offered to Scouts who are at least 14 years of age (at time of attendance)
    • Scouts will be trained using NRA First Steps program by certified instructors
    • Requires an additional $10 fee and a 4-hour class/range time commitment
  • Shoot both Saturday and Sunday
    • Saturday ranges will be open 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm
    • Sunday ranges will be open 9am-12pm
  • Departure time 3pm on Sunday for a 5:30pm return to LAUMC

Agenda

Friday - April 22nd

  • 4:00pm - Meet at LAUMC
  • 4:30pm - Depart
  • 6:30pm - Dinner in Castroville (Burger King or Subway, bring cash)
  • 7:00pm - Depart
  • 7:45pm - Arrive at Rocky Point area
  • 8:45pm - Arrive at Camp Pico Blanco (Campsite TBD)
  • 9:00pm - Mandatory safety briefing
  • 10:00pm - Cracker barrel (provided)
  • 10:30pm - Lights out

Saturday - April 23rd

  • 6:30am - Wake up
  • 8:00am - Breakfast (provided)
  • 9:00am - Ranges open (groups rotate)
  • 12:00pm - Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00pm - Ranges open (groups rotate)
  • 6:00pm - Dinner (provided)
  • 8:00pm - Campfire
  • 10:00pm - Lights out

Sunday - April 24th

  • 7:00am - Wake up & pack
  • 8:00am - Breakfast (provided)
  • 9:00am - Ranges open (groups rotate)
  • 12:00pm - Sack lunch (provided)
  • 1:00pm - Help with cleanup
  • 3:00pm - Depart for LAUMC
  • 5:30pm - Arrive at LAUMC


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Brent Browning,
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Brent Browning,
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Brent Browning,
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Brent Browning,
Dec 8, 2015, 9:42 PM
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Brent Browning,
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Brent Browning,
Apr 19, 2016, 12:04 PM