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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.


BSA Range Master Training 



BSA Rangemaster Training
   When: Saturday,May 20, 2017
Time: 8:30-1:00PM
Check-in 8-8:30AM
Loc: Redding Gun Club
21777 Seven Lakes Lane
Palo Cedro, CA

Don’t wait! Space is limited!
Get your BBgun, archery and shooting sports certifications for Cub Scout and
some Boy Scout activities.
Cost: $10.00—Pay at the door. (Exact amount)
Bring a notebook and pen.
Participants will need to register for the course by emailing District Coordinator, Will Leslie.
Will can be reached by phone or email. (530) 365-1839
Email Will the following information to register:
Name, address or BSA ID# , phone # district, Unit # and type, leader position
and email.


Air Soft Certification- must have taken Rangemaster training for BBguns before attending air soft certification class. 


Saturday, June 24, 2017 

Airsoft Certification Training Starts Promptly at 8:00AM -2:00PM 

Check-in 7:30AM 

Where: Golden Empire Council Warehouse 1957 Railroad Drive. Bldg. A 

(Off Del Paso Blvd) Sacramento, CA 


There is No online registration 

Email Todd Kimerer  you will be attending so we have enough materials. Questions call Todd Kimerer 916-799-9582


Bring $10.00 for a training fee, a chair, pen, jacket (it can be cold in the warehouse) and  your lunch. 


Note: This training is for people helping at Boy Scout airsoft events. Prerequisite for airsoft certification is the Rangemaster training-BBgun. 








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