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The goal of the Golden Empire Council Shooting Sports Committee is to make shooting sports programs easily available to all scouts in the Golden Empire Council. We have a growing list of NRA Certified Instructor/Range Officers, and Archery Instructors  that are willing to help your unit get involved with shooting sports. These Scouters are available to teach the shooting sports merit badges, teach the NRA training courses & provide shooting opportunities for your Scouts or Venturers. Instruction can be conducted as part of your unit meetings or at camp on the weekend. Equipment, guns, ammo & targets are provided by the Golden Empire Council. Let us know what you would like and we will make every effort to make it happen within the guidelines of our Standard Operating Procedures and BSA Policy.

We offer many shooting sports training and shooting opportunities for Scouts and Scout leaders. Some of these events are pre-scheduled and others can be scheduled at your convenience. For any course to be scheduled on the date of your preference reservations will need to be made 4 weeks in advance.

Find more on our Facebook page at "Golden Empire Council Shooting Sports"

Our shooting programs are valuable rescources for helping young people develop self-confidence, personal discipline, responsibility, teamwork, self-esteem and sportsmanship. The discipline and self-control required for responsible firearms use carries over into many other aspects of life.


Our Shooting Sports Committee meets on the 2nd Wed of each month at the Golden Empire Council 251 Commerce Circle Sacramento from 6:30-8:30pm.

Email for questions about our program and events.


All minor scouts participating in archery, bbguns, rifle, pistol, shotgun, airsoft, pellet guns must have parents/guardian sign the GEC Parental Shooting Sports Form event if the parent is on the range with the scouts. 

GEC Parental Shooting Sports Form


GEC Equipment Check-Out Form:


Shooting Sports Equipment Checkout Form







March 2017-- We appreciate the ongoing support of the NRA and the 4 National Rifle Association grants totaling            $14, 181.79 we received today. Thanks for making our scouts smile ear-to-ear with the equipment you provided. At summer camp the over and under shotguns were a huge success! Everyone, please support the Friends of the NRA dinner events, as this directly affects what is donated to youth programs.  Thanks again!!!


March 2018--We are now receiving the items from the five National Rifle Association grants totaling $23,218.96. Thanks to all the people who support the Friends of the NRA to make these grants possible.


6/1/2017 Boy Scout of America Council Challenge $2000 Matching Grant from the National Shooting Sports Foundation was awarded to the Golden Empire Council. We appreciate their support in building our airsoft shooting program. Thanks again!!!




Thanks to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for their generous grant of $6,270.00 to purchase archery equipment and to Philip Martinelli and Timothy Monahan for their help making this grant possible.  We will be purchasing lots of new equipment for twilight camps and our archery programs. We appreciate your support and thanks again!!!





Check out the tab for shooting events as we have some great ones happening in 2018!

Thanks to all the vendors that supported our Aug 17-19th shooting event at Camp Lassen. Everyone enjoyed the great things they received. Thanks to Wild Bills Old Trading Post in Elk Grove and their staff for all the support we receive each year. 


251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

phone: (916) 929-1417

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 5:00pm (M-F)
Closed Saturday & Sunday

River City Scout Shop

251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

phone: (916) 649-1800

Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 6:00pm (M,T,TR,F)
9:00am - 6:30pm (W)
10:00am - 4:00pm (Saturday)
Closed Sunday

NorCal Scout Shop - Chico

3881 Benater Way, Suite D
Chico, CA 95928

phone: (530) 809-0400

Hours of Operation:
11:00am - 6:00pm (W-F)
10:00am - 2:00pm (Saturday)
Closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday

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