BSA Troop 328

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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Shooting Sports

Our shooting sports outing this year was on the weekend of November 13-15. We met at Kern UMC at 6:00 on Friday evening and arrived at Camp Buck Toms around 7:30 so we setup camp in the dark. We had a campfire and cracker barrel then it was lights out. The scouts must have been having a good time because they could not settle down and go to sleep and they were up again on Saturday morning well before sunrise. Saturday morning we had breakfast and finished arranging camp in the daylight. Around 9:00AM Brian Ripley arrived and presented the gun safety program. Brian is a former Eagle Scout from our troop who is now with TWRA who supplied the archery equipment and firearms. The scouts broke into three groups and rotated between the rifle range, shotgun rage, and archery range. we closed the ranges around 4:00PM and head back to camp to clean the guns. After dinner we had a campfire and free time for the scouts. They was no problem getting into bed on Saturday and they were not up too early on Sunday morning. Sunday we had a quick breakfast then packed up camp and headed out. We got back to Kern UMC around 10:30AM.

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Getting up and having breakfast on Saturday morning (several of the scouts were up running around before 6AM!)
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Brian Ripley from TWRA (a former Eagle Scout form our troop) provided the bows and firearms and presented the gun safety lecture.
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We sent almost all day Saturday on the rifle, shotgun, and archery ranges.
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Saturday evening the scouts cleaned the guns before dinner.
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After dinner we had a nice warm campfire and went to bed.
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Sunday morning the scouts were not up before dawn, most had to be drug out of bed.
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