Connecticut Yankee Council, BSA

Shooting Ranges

Rifle Shooting Merit Badge

Shooting sports are extremely popular with Scouts of all ages. Although one of the safest sports that Scouts can enjoy, it can be dangerous. It is the Council’s goal to provide exposure to the shooting sports in a safe, fun and educational way. Our goal is to develop marksmanship skills and safe gun handling practices in a safe, controlled environment.


Camp Sequassen has a Rifle Range and a Shotgun Range which are available for use on Saturdays only, September through May.  Hoyt has a Rifle Range which may be used on Saturdays and Sundays year round.


Access to the camp ranges and firearms is a privilege extended to qualified adult leaders to support the BSA programs. It is assumed that anyone permitted to operate a Council range will follow NRA/BSA procedures and give special care to the program resources (guns, trap, etc.). Anyone failing to meet these expectations will lose their privilege of operating the ranges.


Reservation Procedure


Range Operation:

The following conditions apply:


Range Usage Fee

Use of trap or rifle range: $100 per day. If a unit reserves and operates both ranges simultaneously at Sequassen, the fee is $175 per day for both. Fee includes guns appropriate for the range and size of group.


Ammunition / Accessories

Units must provide their own resources to include .22 caliber ammunition and targets and 12 gauge shotgun shells and White Flyer clay targets. These items are available at several stores in the Torrington and Danbury areas:

  • Shot Gun: 12 gauge target loads only: 71/2, 8 or 9 shot
  • Rifle: .22 caliber long or long rifle, long is recommended
  • Clays: White Flyer biodegradable targets are REQUIRED to ensure proper functioning of the trap machine.