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Shingletown Cam is located on the north side of HWY 44 in Shingletown

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Bogard Rest Area Cam is located in Lassen County on SR44 at the entrance to Bogard Rest Area

EVENT and RESULTS - Winter 2010 

Minuteman Mountain Wilderness Snowshoe Patrol __________________________________________

2nd Annual

Winter Celebration of the Armed Citizen Militias of the American Revolution.

"Join or Die"


Our Group Photo:

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Alert! Winter 2010 Minuteman Mountain Wilderness Snowshoe Patrol. Green Mountain Boys Militia, and the Green River Rifles Militia - Muster completed and successful. Shingletown is secure and safe. 

Biathlon  Photos  and results  appear below .

Final Score Results:    Approved 12/31/2010

Rifle - Course #1 

(Rifle Level 2.5 Competition)

6" Target at 100 yards (total 10 Shots). 

Timed Competition:  From 10 yards, Minuteman will snowshoe to the  firing line on command "Sharpshooter up" (timer starts) and assumes Prone position for first course of fire (5 shots)  and engages target.  For second course  (5 shots)  same procedure except takes the  standing position. Timer stops at last shot. 

Rifle - Course #2

(Rifle Level 2.5 Competition)

12-1/2 " Target  at 100 yards  (total 10 Shots)

Timed Competition:  From 10 yards, Minuteman will  snowshoe to the firing line on command "Sharpshooter up" (timer starts) and assumes Prone position for first course of fire (5 shots)  and engages target.  For second course (5 shots)  same procedure except takes the  standing position. Timer stops at last shot. 

1st Place Name:  Nathan Name: Nathan
Green Mountain Boys Green Mountain Boys
Crew/Troop: Crew 40 Crew/Troop: Crew 40
Time: Min: 1   Sec. 31.65 Time: Min:  0    Sec.  54.97
Hits: 8 /10 Hits: 10/10
Com.Score: 291.8351 Com.Score: 260.1382
2nd Place Name:  David Name:  David
Green River Rifles Green River Rifles
Crew/Troop: G Crew/Troop: G
Time: Min:  1    Sec.   19.59 Time: Min:  0     Sec. 35.31
Hits: 4/10 Hits: 5/10
Com.Score:  203.963 Com.Score: 214.2269
3rd Place Name:    Andrew Name:  Andrew
Green River Rifles Green River Rifles
Crew/Troop: G Crew/Troop: G
Time: Min:  1   Sec. 10  Time: Min: 0     Sec.  57.9
Hits: 2/10 Hits: 6/10
Com.Score:  164.2019 Com.Score: 185.6348



Pistol  (See below for courses of fire)

(Handgun Level 1 Competition)

1st Place Name:  Andrew (1911 full size)
Green River Rifles
Crew/Troop: G
Time: Min:  0    Sec. 24.53
Hits: 8 /10
Com.Score:   284.5082
2nd Place Name:  Nathan (1911 full size)
Green Mountain Boys
Crew/Troop: G
Time: Min:  0     Sec.  28.22
Hits: 7 /10
Com.Score:  255.4715
3rd Place Name:  David (used .380 compact) (Competitor's full sized handgun malfunctioned)
Green River Rifles
Crew/Troop: G
Time: Min:  0   Sec.  56.97
Hits: 4 /10
Com.Score:  120.0202

Conditions: HEAVY SNOW STORMS WERE EXPECTED. This was a Winter Mountain Patrol (Snowshoe and rifle carry) with expected deep snow (3 feet to 5+ feet projected). This was a blast! Snow depth was about 4 + feet deep.

Course and courses of fire:

HANDGUN  LEVEL 1 COMPETITION (SHOOTING FROM STANDING POSITION WITH SNOWSHOES ON):  Youth / Adults (Pistol Marksmanship -  2 courses of fire (5 shots each) (total - 10 shots). For results, use aggregate scores for both pistol courses of fire. Targets at distances ranging from 7 to 30  yard distances and with targets being at left and right of shooter. Thus, Pistol field of fire: 20 yards wide - 30 yards long. (We have done this course and it works well).


RIFLE LEVEL  2.5  COMPETITION: Youth / Adults. (New course of fire) Rifle Marksmanship at 100 Yards with Snowshoe Patrol march to range (total snowshoe patrol distance approximately 1.4 miles round trip).

Minutemen will cover distance of approximately .7 miles (1,232 yards) to range (thus, total Snowshoe course is approximately 1.4 miles, including return trip). At range, Minuteman will engage targets (approximately 6" diameter)  at 100 yards in a timed competition.  Minutemen will fire 5 shots from the standing position followed by  5 shots from the prone position. The shooting portion of the event will be timed and  hits counted to determine scores and rankings.  Minutemen will carry the following: unloaded rifle along the entire course (ECI) (slings recommended with scope cover to protect against snow),  ammunition separately (each minuteman should bring at least 100 rounds for competition and plinking), water, snack, and small backpack with emergency supplies. A pull sled shall be used for transport of necessary gear (e.g., targets, stove, etc...). 

Event Sequence and Scenario: Opening Ceremony (April 19, 1775 and Minutemen - re-enacting our American Revolutionary War history; verbal presentation of our re-enacting scenario which is as follows: 

Scenario (re-enactment theme is based upon events from the American Revolutionary War period): 

Intelligence has determined that immediately following snow storms,  tyrannical government troops, being accompanied by foreign mercenaries, are marching through a snow covered mountain pass to Shingletown for the purpose of seizing the firearms of the citizenry (including plans to conduct door to door searches), and to plans to blockade the town (cutting off supplies of food, fuels,  etc...).  Alert has been issued for the Minuteman from the following Militias to report for  immediate muster (12/29/2010 at 10:00 hours): Green Mountain Boys Militia, and the Green River Rifles Militia.  Course of fire descriptions are above. 

This event will be shortened and will include a safety briefing before the snowshoe patrol.

Following will not planned for this event: Flag raising,  Star Spangled Banner (click to play); Pledge of Allegiance; American Minuteman Pledge); Safety briefing;  Minuteman Pistol Marksmanship; Minuteman Rifle Marksmanship and Snowshoe Run; Minuteman "hot" lunch; closing (flag lowering; retreat (click to play); taps (click to play); and then we return to our homes, hearth, and warmth.

Participants: Venturing Crew 40 , Green Mountain Boys, Virginia Rifles.



How the official Minuteman Biathlon Scoring is done:

The SCORING MASTER CONTROL SHEET (same scoring as for the Minuteman Summer Biathlon) reflects the following scoring methods:
Each Marksman's Total Score (and ranking) will be a combined  total of  his/her Race Score and his/her Hit Score determined as follows for each category ( i.e., Categories are: BSA Scope; BSA IRON; Venturing Scope; Venturing IRON) (Venturing has a girls and boys scoring):

Each running portion of the Biathlon will be scored using the following Percent Back System:

                  Marksman's  % Back = (2-(Marksman's  Time / Scoring Base)) X100

                  (The Running Scoring Base is the average time of the top three finishers)

(Formula Source: 2005 IBU Summer Biathlon World Championships)

Each Target Hit portion of the Biathlon  will be scored as follows:

                  (Marksman's Hits / Hit Scoring Base) X 120.

                  (The Hit Scoring Base is the average Hits of the top three finishers)

NOTE: The Marksmanship Portion is weighted 120 (not 100) due to the emphasis we are placing on shooting skills.

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American Minuteman Pledge 

Our Motto:

"Exercising the American Bill of Rights."


"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them...."

Quoted from Joseph Story* in, “Commentaries on the Constitution” (1833). 

* Former Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court



"...The one thing that is absolute is that the Second Amendment guarantees a personal and individual right to keep and bear arms, and prohibits government from disarming the people...."

Quoted from: Silveira v. Lockyer - Dissent by: Judge Kozinski.


Summer Range Rules

Copy of: Wildland Fire Evacuation Plan Shingletown Ridge


Star Spangled Banner USAF

Star Spangled Banner - USMC

Proud to be an American


Air Force 

Anchors Away




The Battle of Bunker Hill - June 17, 1775 


August 1 and 2 mark the sixty-second anniversary of the Battle of Athens, Tennessee