BSA Troop 328

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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Shooting Sports Outing

Our annual Shooting Sports Outing was held on the weekend of November 1-3. We will meet at Kern UMC on Friday evening at 5:30PM and got to Camp Buck Toms around 7:00PM. We setup camp in a hurry because it was getting dark then we had cracker barrel and built a campfire. Saturday morning we got up early and had breakfast. After breakfast we divided the scouts into three groups to rotate between the rifle range, archery, and the shotgun range. Bill Mills (our former Scout Master) gave safety briefing to the scouts and adults. The safety briefing was followed by a demonstration of each type of firearm and its safety features by Brian Ripley (a former Eagle Scout and adult leader form our troop). In addition, we were fortunate to have Kitt and Bill Hevrdeys there to run the archery range. After a full day of shooting we came back to camp and the scouts cleaned the guns. After that we had dinner and built another campfire. Sunday morning (after a wonderful extra hour of sleep) we got up and had a quick breakfast, packed up camp, and headed home. We got back to Kern at around 10:15AM.

Breakfast on Saturday morning.

A few of us sleft in the Anarondike shelters, but most stayed in tents.

Here we are getting a safety briefing from Bill Mills.

Brian Ripley is explaning how the different firearms work.

Here are the scouts at the shotgun range. I don't have any photots of the rifle or archery ranges because I spent the whole day at the shotgun range.