What a great weekend. The Ultimate Venturing Challenge was a lot of fun. The girls learned a lot from all the different events. They started the day with a polar bear swim, got to participate in several mock first-aid events, mountain man type fire starting, Kodiak team building, Life Saving (pool), hand guns, crossbow, knots / lashings, and even some canoeing.
They started the morning with a slow start, but ending up being the first crew to complete all the events. I was super impressed at the Knot Station. The girls tied all the knots they were asked to and even completed the (tri-pod) lashing. The guy running the station said they were tied for second place at the time they completed it, but there were still more crews coming through.
I believe they made several friends this weekend, even with me teaching them how to socialize at the opening night cracker barrel. All three of them forgot towels for the pool, which I told them to use their networking skills to see if anyone brought extras and poof, three extra towels appeared.
Unfortunately, the awards ceremony is October 27th and we won’t find out how they did till then.
We attended a team building event at Vertical Freedom Inc (VFI).
VFI operates a high and low ropes course close to Pahrump, NV just 30 minutes from Kimball Scout Reservation.
We had a really good time.
The staff was great and we really pushed our boundaries on what we each thought we could do.
After the little bit of stress (ing out) was over we got to it.
We started on the low stuff, really close to the ground. The we did a Trust Fall. Some of our members were not real excited about falling backwards into other peoples arms. Then we got to go up high. the goal was to stay on the cables (not falling off) and get the group across the obstacles. Some of us did a lot of hanging instead of standing.
At the end of the course we were lowered to the ground, some of the members were a little more comfortable on the rope than others.
If you are looking for a COPE course close to Las Vegas then this is it. Some of our crew members are trained to work on this course and it will be a lot of fun to coach your group through the course.
A total of seven members of Crew 45 went to Front Sight to attend the 4 day Defensive Handgun Class.
The weather was great and we all learned a lot about safety and handling a handgun fast and effectively.
We had a crew member make it to second place in the Man-on-Man steel shoot, four members earned Distinguished Graduate and one earned Graduate. It was an excellent class.
We will be posing pictures soon.
Steel Challenge shoots are a Fund Raiser for our Venture Crew and we were really hoping for a better turnout. Sadly our ranges were not packed, however, it was a great day for shooting. Quite frankly any day on the range is better than one in the office.
We had a few new faces that showed up and Welcome to you all. We would especially like to thank the shooters that returned a second time and brought friends with them. You are the the ones that help keep us motivated to continue to put these event on.
The day was cool but not cold, the wind was a little high at times but it was a sunny day.
We had plenty of time to visit an Very Short waits at each stage. In fact for the most part you just had to walk up and shoot. Because of the turn out we decided to run a special and let anyone that wanted to play another full 4 stages for only $5. $30 for two attempts at 4 stages. Heh, if you have got ammo we will facilitate a way for you to use it!
We made use of 4 of the Member ranges at the Boulder Rifle and Pistol club. Three of the 4 stages were the more difficult ones and our fourth one was the easy walk through Smoke and Hope. Many shooters commented that the small plates seemed to be easier to hit… Maybe a little better focus on the front sight? or possibly the large targets at a distance were dancing so much in the wind they were just not there when the bullet arrived. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it)
We will have the scores posted as soon as we can get them transferred to the computer.
Our next event will be a full 8-stage event we hope to see many of you there. The Boulder City Range is easy to get to and we have plenty of parking and shade structures.
SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2012 8-Stage event
EVENT STARTS AT: 8:00AM
SIGN IN FROM: 7:45AM – 12:00PM
Please mark your calendars for a morning on the range with us. Remember 60% of the proceeds go towards our Youth shooting program and continuing these steel shoots for you. All staf are volunteering their time to support our Crew.
If you would like to volunteer to help for our 8-Stage event please contact us at ontarget @ Crew45.org
Crew 45 will host three steel challenge events in 2012.
The events in February and May will be 4-stage events and will be preceded by an optional shooting clinic.
The event in September will be a full 8-Stage Steel Challenge competition.
Join Venture Crew 45 at the Boulder Rifle & Pistol Club for competition in the Steel Challenge.
Crew 45 Steel Shoot is NOT a BSA SPONSORED ACTIVITY Crew 45 Steel Shoot is an OPEN COMMUNITY SHOOT EVENT.
* This will be a “lost brass” event.
* Participants must bring their own eye and ear protection
* Bring your own lunch and water (this is a Dry Range)
* The events will end when all shooters have completed their shooting.
* Participants must bring their own firearm and ammunition.
* Limited ammo will be available for purchase.
* Eyes and ears are required to be worn by ALL Persons while on property.
* The 4 stage events are open squad and individual shoots
DATES & TIMES
LAST EVENT OF THE YEAR:
SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2012 8-Stage event
EVENT STARTS AT: 8:00AM
SIGN IN FROM: 7:45AM – 12:00 PM
BOULDER RIFLE & PISTOL CLUB Boulder City, NV
BRPC Members: $25 first 4-stages
Non-Members: $35 first 4-stages
Stage repeat fee: $5 for each additional stage 5 attempts each.
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