Summer - Minuteman Cross Country
Biathlon Date: August
OF EVENT AND RESULTS - MORE TO COME
.22 LR Course
(rifle) / Cross Country Mountain Run. Timed cross country run with
shooting competition. Mountain terrain. Venturing Crews and BSA.
Location: Hat Creek Rifle and Pistol. (Flyer, Registration Package,
Schedule, and Rules & Procedures are below)
Celebration of the Armed Citizen
Militias of the
"Liberty or Death"
The Shot Heard
Around The World
On this day —
April 19, 1775 — where "once the embattled farmers stood, and fired
the shot heard 'round the world," the War for Independence had now
for Minuteman Biathlon
DETAILS AND REGISTRATION PACKAGE
- Sample of Certificate to be issued
RULES AND PROCEDURES
Getaway Flyer for Weekend, including Biathlon
29-31, 2008 (Labor Day Weekend)
Individual SHIRT Identification Forms
Individual Hit Record
Individual Score Sheet (Hit and Time Record)
SCORING MASTER CONTROL SHEET (VER. 8/16/2007)
(**See How Scoring is
done at the bottom of this page)
Final Results - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, (by category)
Certificate of Appreciation
Minuteman Biathlon Opening Ceremony :Star
Spangled Banner USAF (play it loud and
Militia / American
Revolutionary War Flags and Historical Information
19, 1775 The government goes door to door confiscating
firearms. Gun fire results - soldiers (i.e., government
troops) vs. the militia (i.e.,
farmboys, drovers, carpenters, laborers, and school teachers,
etc...). The American Revolution is ignited!
Militia - Original Roster
Militia - April 19, 1775
The Latin inscription
"Vince Aut Morire" means "Conquer or Die". The
arm emerging from the clouds represents the arm of God
Mountain Boys Flag
Mountain Boys Militia
Standard No. 10, c. 1776
Like this one, many battle flags of the American Revolution carried
religious inscriptions."Resistance to tyrants is obedience to
Watercolor once in possession of Edward W.
Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution
and Its Color Guard (91)
They resolved: 'that in the
event of Great Britain attempting to force unjust laws upon us by
strength of arms, our cause we leave to Heaven and our rifles.'
Source: "Flags to Color from the American
This flag belongs to the Hanover Associators, and is on page 17.
The colors are listed as "Red field and trim on cap; yellow
fringe and scroll; black lettering and cap; green ground and
uniform with cream legs, trim, feather and powder horn; brown belt
and light blue rifle barrel."
"The Hanover Association of volunteers was formed on June
4, 1774, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. They resolved 'that
in the event of Great Britain attempting to force unjust laws
upon us by strength of arms, our cause we leave to Heaven and
our rifles.' The rifleman on the flag shows this point. This
flag no longer exists, and the authority for it is an ancient
engraving in the Pennsylvania State Archives."
Randy Young, 1 February 2001
Both Roosevelt and Churchill recognized the strategic and political
importance of the land and naval battles of Plattsburgh on September
11th, 1814. Yet time and other events can obscure facts, and the
United States' second war for independence became a forgotten war,
the Battles at Plattsburgh lost in the "rockets red glare"
In this text, Keith Herkalo, using personal journals, military
journals, contemporary newspaper accounts, and other original source
documents, examines the evidence that leads to the conclusion that
the Battles at Plattsburgh, on land and on Lake Champlain, were the
key battles of the War of 1812. The other battles, Baltimore,
Washington, and Sackets Harbor, were ruses meant to divert United
States troops away from the prize: Plattsburgh, Lake Champlain, and
a clear pathway into New England.
If not for the explemlary talents and skills of two young military
officers, Commodore Thomas Macdonough and General Alexander Macomb,
a small force of regular army and naval personnel and New York
Militia, a few thousand Vermont Militia, a handful of Native
Americans and Veteran Exempts (those too old for military service),
and a group of boys from the local school, the United States, as we
know it today, would not exist.
HOW THE MINUTEMAN
BIATHLON SCORING IS DONE
above SCORING MASTER CONTROL SHEET reflects the following scoring
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
Marksmanship Portion is weighted 120 (not 100) due to the emphasis we are
placing on shooting skills.
On my honor, as a Lassen Sharpshooter,
Venturer / Scout, I promise:
To always follow the rules of safe firearm
handling and shooting;
To seek to master those physical and mental
factors essential to the firing of an accurate shot;
To treasure my American heritage, the Bill of
Rights, and do all
I can to protect and preserve the Unalienable Individual Right to Keep
and Bear Arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment;
To recognize such individual right as being
justly considered as the palladium of the liberties of our republic
and deterrent to, and defense against, government tyranny and oppression.
Exercising the American Bill of Rights.