Our shooting sports outing this year was on the weekend of October 7-9. We met at Kern UMC on Friday evening and drove over to Camp Buck Toms and setup came. Saturday morning we had breakfast and finished arranging our camp in the daylight. Mr. Brian Ripely from TWRA gave a safety briefing and talked about the various firearms we would be using. The troop deeply appreciates the support from Mr. Ripley and Mr. Bill Mills for this outing (Mr. Ripely supplied the rifles and shotguns). We divided up into three groups and the scouts rotated between archery, the rifle range, and shooting clays on the shotgun range. We got back to camp around 4:00PM and the scouts cleaned the guns. After dinner we had a campfire and made blueberry, apple, and cherry cobbler. Sunday morning we have a quick breakfast, packed up camp and were back at the church a little after 10:00AM.
After setting up camp in the dark on Friday evening, we made a fire to warm up.
Breakfast on Saturday morning.
This is what campsite 9 looks like (we like it becasue is has the pavalion).
Mr. Ripley giving the scouts a safety briefing before we head out to the ranges.
At the shotgun range shooting clays.
Here we are on Sunday morning. The scouts have just finished packing up and cleaning the campsite.
Mr. Johnson gave a short devotional before we headed home.