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Event Details

Event Type Other Training
Title Shooting Sports Weekend at Camp Benjamin Hawkins
Location 2251 Boy Scout Road, Byron, GA 31008   Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
11/10/2017 6:00pm 11/12/2017 9:00am
Open for Registration Last day to Register
6/20/2017   10/27/2017
(# badges a single scout can attend)
(cost to attend event)
(Who is invited)
0 $50.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Central Georgia Robert L. Scott Council

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
ABA Attendance By Adult    185043 - TBD -
AUX Auxiliary Activity 3WINCHESTER 10$8100 - TBD -
BSA Free Shooting 2 IF 14 OR OLDER SEE SESSION 1103015 - TBD -
BSA Free Shooting 1 IF UNDER 14 SEE SESSION 2143012 - TBD -
Sponsor Information

The Central Georgia Council is one of the largest councils in Georgia geographically, serving 24 counties of middle Georgia.  Over 5,600 youth are served each year in programs from first grade through high school.  About 1,800 adult volunteers serve Scouting under the guidance of a volunteer board of directors and a relatively small professional staff of six.  Assisting the volunteers and professionals is an administrative support staff of four and a full-time ranger. 

Started in 1919, the Central Georgia Council has served many thousands of prominent alumni including former Senator and Eagle Scout Sam Nunn, the late Brig. Gen. Robert L. Scott, Jr., U.S.A.F. Retired, WWII Ace Pilot and author of “God Is My Co-Pilot” and the late Astronaut and Eagle Scout Manley L. “Sonny” Carter, Jr.  Also, Herschel Walker was a Cub Scout in the Central Georgia Council. 

The Central Georgia Council has been recognized 9 of the past 12 years as a National Quality Council and in 2004, the council received a prestigious honor, the Suburban Business of the Year Award, from the Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful/Cherry Blossom Festival Awards Committee.  

The year 1994 will long be remembered.  The council celebrated its 75th Anniversary, holding the World’s Longest Pinewood Derby.  After the Great Flood of ’94, caused by Tropical Storm Alberto, Scouts and adult Scouters were featured in Boys’ LifeMagazine for their tireless effort to provide flood relief by collecting food, cleaning up debris, distributing eating utensils and water since the City of Macon underwent nearly three weeks without potable water. 

We hope you enjoy your visit.  Come back to see us any time.

Central Georgia Council Shooting Sports Weekend

Weekend filled with exciting Shooting opportunities

More than you standard straight away shooting experiences.  We will offer Cowboy Action shooting with rifles, pistol (14 and older), and shotguns.  Under 14, will get their own unique shooting experience.  A walking field archery course with 3d animal targets. Tomahawk and knife throwing area. Knife handle paracord wrapping class, and you get to take the knife home.  Utilize your scout skills on an orienteering course. Enjoy a shotgun walk up event. At night those of you that want to really achieve something more can sign up for the Winchester Program and work toward your Distinguished Expert Rating.


We have are providing the following registered events:

 * COWBOY ACTION will be rifle, pistol, shotgun (for scouts 14 and older)

 * UNIQUE SHOOTING EXPERIENCE with rifle, muzzle loader, shotgun (for scouts under 14)

 * ARCHERY will be a field style-walking event with multiple 3d game animal targets

 * KNIFE HANDLE WRAPPING will feature each scout being given a knife blank/paracord and will be taught how to properly wrap the handle. The scout then gets to keep the knife and take it home. (MUST BRING TOTIN’ CHIP FOR INSTRUCTOR VERIFICATION)


Walk-Up Activities

 * Tomahawks and Knives - scouts can walk up and try their hand at throwing Tomahawks and knives in a controlled environment.

 * Shotgun – scouts can walk up during their free period

* Orienteering – bring a compass, set your pace count and test your skills during your free period

* Big Game Safari Shoot (BB Guns) 


Evening Activities

  * Campfire – Saturday night every troop will want to join us for the campfire to hand out awards/recognition for the different activities

  * Winchester shooting will take place Saturday night and be a pay for play event.  Winchester is an ongoing program where shooters can achieve recognition for their skills by earning the NRA / Winchester Discipline patch and rockers for each level they achieve.  Cost will be $8. Discipline patches will also be available for purchase for an additional $4.


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Counselor Information

Unit Sign-up Instructions

Register early! This is a maximum capacity event.  Once capacity has been reached, registration will be closed and a waiting list will be started for those interested.   


  Shooting Sports Camp is a rain or shine event.



Fees for Scouts attending Shooting Sports Camp are as follows: 

 *$50 per Scout 

 *$8 for Winchester (if participating)

Fees for Adults attending Shooting Sports Camp are as follows:   

 *$8 for Winchester (if particpating)

Please email to volunteer prior to sending your registration.

 * Fee covers all ammo, targets, knives, paracord and additional supplies

 * This is a shooting centered camp out and shooting is not cheap.  We have made every attempt to keep costs down so that the largest number of scouts can have an opportunity to shoot.  Be it the first time or another chapter in a long shooting career.  Our focus is on making this an exciting outing that scouts want to come back and do again.
Payment Instructions for the Unit
When you register on this page an email will be sent with a form and payment information to be emailed or called into Central Georgia Council

Directions to the Event

  • Take I-75 South towards Macon

  • After passing through Forsyth and passing a rest stop on the right I-75 splits.

  • At the split, bear right onto I-475 South towards Valdosta/Florida.

  • Just before I-475 merges with I-75, take Exit 1 off I-475. This leads to a very long exit ramp.

  • At the top of the exit ramp (traffic light), turn right onto Hartley Bridge Road.

  • Proceed 4/10 of a mile and turn left onto Hartley Bridge Road.

  • After 6.1 miles from Hillside Motors, the service entrance to Camp Benjamin Hawkins (2251 Boy Scout Road) is on the right.

  • Continue 2/10 of a mile to Gate 1 (main parking lot) on the right.

Note:  After turning left onto Hartley Bridge Road and traveling 3.6 miles, the highway name changes from Hartley Bridge Road to Boy Scout Road upon entering Peach County, but you’re still on the same highway. 
Release Information
Participation and Hold Harmless Agreement will be emailed out one week prior to the event.  All scouts 14 years and older will need to fill one out. 
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