Anyway I headed to the scouting base to get there early so we can do set up and figure out duty assignments. We got to the range, and started setting up. We had 13 kids here for .22LR, we had 14 kids here for shotgun and some more for the fishing merit badge. Well it started with the standard safety briefing including the 3 "always" rules. Then we started the instructions, teaching the kids to shoot properly.
After we finished shooting...All the kids qualified and got their "Rifle Merit Badge", the scopes were used for the kids that were weak on the fundamentals and the scope magnified their flaws and let the kids see what they were doing. It does help in their shooting. We were also using "splatter" targets so the kids actually could see how they were doing, that helped also.
After shooting, we introduced the kids to another joy of shooting guns.....cleaning, we cleaned every one of them. I commented in the past, that for camp rifles, these are actually pretty good rifles for a Boy Scout camp. the shooting department did well in purchasing these.
Mega blog commentator "Mac"shooting one of his Beretta's
We then proceeded to clean the shotguns....Recoil therapy is a good thing
My shotgun on top with Mac's 2 shotguns beneath it. Mine is the Czech and he has a Beretta and a Ruger. They all shot good and we had a blast. A good time was had by all. Only thing would have been better if Mac had sprung for beer or something afterwards. I would do this again and yes I did volunteer again. There are a bunch of good people down there and the camaraderie is a good thing especially in this day and age, to shoot and hang with like minded people is a good thing.