Shooting Sports

Take Your Best Shot

At the Shooting Sports area, you will find a wide array of firearms to work with! We offer the Archery, Rifle, and Shotgun merit badges! We also have Open Shoot (from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.) every day for those both enrolled and not enrolled in the shooting merit badges!

Our goal is simple: to help you learn the safety and importance of firearms as well as how to properly handle them.

And at Camp Napowan’s Shooting Sports, there are experienced counselors to help make sure you hit every mark!

Pistol & Marksmanship

In its second year at Camp Napowan, our Shooting Sports area is proud to present the inclusion of the Pistol & Marksmanship program! With a unique set of firearms to choose from, scouts (with parental permission) can learn the safety and tactics of different pistols and handheld firearms!

Test yourself at a new level of firearm tactics and safety as you experience new firearms under the tutelage of experienced NRA instructors and BSA counselors! With a combined 80 years of experience on our ranges, we hold everyone to the highest standards.

This is a program that takes place outside of merit badge work! During a pre-selected time in the afternoon, scouts will head to the shooting range for about 1-1.5 hours and learn and fire these spectacular guns! It is a new experience, and Camp Napowan is proud to be one of the few Boy Scout Camps in America that offers this unique opportunity!

Cowboy Action

Giddy-up and grab your partner! Since the first year Camp Napowan has had Cowboy Action, it has steadily grown into one our biggest and most popular events! And Camp Napowan will keep offering it as it keeps on growing!

The program offers a fun and safe introduction to cowboy action shooting with pistols, rifles, and shotguns. While attending camp, Boy Scouts and Venturers 14 years of age or older can take part in a special shooting experience with opportunities to shoot single-action .22-caliber pistols, lever action .22-caliber rifles, and 12-gauge or 20-gauge shotguns.

This program is a highlight for campers at Camp Napowan and continues to support its mission of growing in the name of scouting!

Play out real-life Wild West scenarios as you take aim at steel targets and live life on the frontier. Become real cowboys and cowgirls as you saddle up to different firearms and different scenarios true to the Old West!

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