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--Minuteman Pledge,    its meaning, and Bill of Rights with Explanation

-Winter Mountain Patrol Pledge (printable handout)


--American Patriot      Sharpshooter Award Series


--NRA Marksmanship Awards

-Summer Biathlon - Minuteman Cross Country Run

    Summer 2010

    Summer 2009  
    Summer 2008
    Summer 2007

-Winter Mountain Patrol - Minuteman Snowshoe Patrol

    Winter 2011

    Winter 2010
    Winter 2009

Snow Shoe Men Patrols




"2AToday for The USA"

Copy at LassenSharpshooters.com

"No Guns for Negroes" (racist history of American gun control laws)

Oath Keepers

10 Orders

Principles of Republic

Also see video

Rattlesnakes, Ticks ...
-Printable Targets
-Militia / American Revolutionary War Flags
-The Bill of Rights
-Jury Nullification Article on your Right
-Long Distance Shooting - Wind etc...
-High Adventure
  --Winter Survival
-Future Activities
-Youth Resources and  Targets
-Adult Resources
-Individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms
-Marksmanship Resources
-Photos/Match Results
-How to Join
-Adult Leadership
-Youth Officers
-Clip Art

Range - Weather

Range - Red Flag Warnings / Alerts

Shasta Chain Control

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

Lassen Park Cam is located in Shasta County on the south side of eastbound HWY 44 at the Lassen Park North Entrance

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

Winter Mountain Patrol - (a Biathlon+P):

Minuteman Mountain Wilderness Snowshoe Patrol



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

"Join or Die"


Winter 2011  (Next Muster Date: Approx. 2/2011 - To be determined) (3rd Annual Event)

Winter 2010 (Photos and Results) (2nd Annual Event 12/29/2010)

Winter 2009  (Photos and Results)  (1st Annual Event - 3/15/2009)

Winter Mountain Patrol 2008 (did not take place)


Minuteman Mountain Wilderness Snowshoe  Patrol - .22 LR Course  (rifle). Timed Snowshoe race with shooting competition.  Mountain terrain. 

Open to all Venturing, BSA, and  Explorers registered in the California Northern Rivers District.

Celebrating the American Bill of Rights, Liberty, and the right and duty of an Armed American Citizenry (i.e., the Militia as specifically referred to in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights).

Individual Race format and Teams. You will be part of one of the following Minuteman Mountain Patrol Teams: Green Mountain Boys; Green River Rifles, Virginia Rifles, Morgan's Rifles, Minutemen, or Concord Militia.

Participants must provide proof of having participated in an NRA Rifle First Steps or NRA Basic Rifle Course (and handgun if applicable). Due to weather conditions, such courses of instruction will not be available at this event.

Event Sequence: Opening Ceremony (April 19, 1775 and Minutemen - re-enacting our American Revolutionary War history; verbal presentation of our re-enacting scenario); followed by:  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.

Competition Levels for Minuteman Mountain Wilderness Snowshoe Patrol (combine Rifle and Pistol if desired for event).

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 1 COMPETITION  (80 yard SNOWSHOE RUN and 50 Yard marksmanship):  Adult Males  / Adult Ladies / Youth (Rifle Marksmanship at 50 Yards with Snowshoe Run for each of 4 courses of fire (total 20 shots). For each course of fire, participant runs 20 yards. Participants do not carry their rifles during course. (We have done this course and it works well).


RIFLE LEVEL 2 COMPETITION (800 YARD SNOWSHOE RUN and 50 Yard marksmanship):  Youth / Adults (Rifle Marksmanship at 50 Yards with Snowshoe Run for each of 4 courses of fire (total 20 shots).  For each course of fire, participant runs 200 yards. Participants do not carry their rifles during course. (We have done this course and it works well).


RIFLE LEVEL  2.3  COMPETITION  (Similar to Level 2 - 800 YARDS  BUT WITH SNOWSHOE RIFLE CARRY and 50 Yard marksmanship and tomahawk throw): Youth / Adults.  (DRAFT 12/30/2010):  (projected for 2/2011 event). Rifle Marksmanship at 50 Yards with Snowshoe Patrol "RIFLE CARRY" for each of 4 courses of fire (total 20 shots).  For each course of fire, participant "RIFLE CARRIES" 200 yards. "RIFLE CARRY" course to be in counter clock wise rotation with rifles carried port arms to participants left side with rifles at approx 45 degree upward orientation OR shoulder carry with sling (muzzle up). Thus, participants DO CARRY their rifles during this course (ECI). Plus, along each course of fire, participants will stop, pick up a tomahawk and throw at target (tomahawk hits count for score - total hit potential for all courses of fire is 4) while holding unloaded rifle in "off" hand (muzzle up) . To be counted as a "hit" the tomahawk must "stick" in the wooden target. Participants then proceed to firing line for firing each course of rifle fire.

        Draft additional competition for sled pull rifle carry race:  At signal, Minuteman pulls sled (with 30# weight) in it for 50 yards to firing line while carrying rifle on shoulder with sling (ECI). Upon arriving at firing line, Minuteman will drop into the prone firing position (with or without sling),  load his rifle, and  fire 3 (three)  consecutive shots at a 100 yard target (6" in diameter). [If location permits, Minuteman will move to another location 10 yards away and take 2 (two) additional prone shots at 12-13" diameter target located 200 Yards away].  Timer stops at firing of last shot.

         Also, as additional exercise consider using course #1 from level 2.5 competition (below).

         Also, as additional exercise consider adding 100 yard handgun - 5 shots from standing position at 100 yard targe (12 1/2" diameter).


RIFLE LEVEL  2.5  COMPETITION: Youth / Adults. (Event done 12/29/2010 and was successful). Note this is a "strenuous" course, as our course was just below 6,000 feet in elevation and uphill with about 4+ feet of snow.  Rifle Marksmanship at 100 Yards with Snowshoe Patrol march to range (total snowshoe patrol distance approximately 1.4 miles). 

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. Total of four courses of fire - (See specifics below for Rifle - Course #1 and Rifle Course #2). 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...).  

Level 2.5 Rifle - Course #1  (no back packs during shooting)

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

Timed Competition:  From 10 yards, Minuteman will snowshoe to the  firing line on command "Sharpshooter up" (verbal command is when 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. 

Level 2.5 Rifle - Course #2 (no back packs during shooting)

12-1/2 " Target  at 100 yards  (total 10 Shots). Larger target should result in this being a faster firing sequence.

Timed Competition:  From 10 yards, Minuteman will  snowshoe to the firing line on command "Sharpshooter up" (verbal command is when 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 LEVEL  3  COMPETITION: Youth / Adults (draft ideas).

Approx. 1 mile Mountain Snowshoe event including: Rifle Marksmanship at 50 Yards with Snowshoe Run for each of 4 courses of fire (total 20 shots over 800 yard cumulative run as in level 2 above, except participants carry their rifles (ECI); PLUS: additional distance to total 1 mile with shooting at 100 yard targets prone;  150 yard targets prone;  and 200 yard targets prone as you progress along the trail.


RIFLE LEVEL  4 COMPETITION: Youth / Adults (not yet designed).

Approx 2 Mile Mountain Snowshoe event: consider including: (to insert ideas)


RIFLE LEVEL  5  COMPETITION: Youth / Adults (sample ideas below).

Approx. 2 Mile Mountain Snowshoe event: Course includes (all done on snowshoes): compass course, emergency first aid; emergency medical evacuation; and the battle for freedom (“join or die”) (target shooting at 50 yards different shooting positions, and tomahawk throw).

Minuteman Snowshoe Patrol - Early 2009 Preliminary Plans (9/23/08 version)

Snowshoe Biathlon - Prior Preliminary Plans. (9/22/08 version)


RIFLE LEVEL 6 COMPETITION: Youth / Adults  (sample ideas below).

Participants will carry their rifles during entire course (ECI). 

Approx. 4 Mile Mountain Snowshoe event: Tomahawk throw; Sled Pull, Compass Course, Shooting at 50 yards (standing / prone), Shooting at 100 yards (prone), and Shooting at 200 yards (prone). Followed by a Liberty Celebration Bonfire - chili, hot crusty bread, hot chocolate, and Award Ceremony. See Following:

Flyer for Event


Reference Materials

American Minuteman Pledge (Winter Event format)


How To Become A Better Rifleman

200 Yard Shooting with a .22 lr

Biathlon Tips Page - Cold Weather Ammo

Firearms and cold
weather considerations

The Cold Shot

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NOTE: Following forms to be modified for the Winter Event



Map to Summer Event



Biathlon Individual Score Sheet  

Biathlon Individual SHIRT Identification Forms


Biathlon Final Results - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, (by category)

Biathlon Participant  Certificate Award Format

Biathlon Certificate of Appreciation


Prior Schedule - for a larger group (not being used this time)


The above SCORING MASTER CONTROL SHEET 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):

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.


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