The Camp Josepho Shooting Sports Camp is a 5-day program that provides intensive training on Rifle and Pistol Shooting, Archery, and Tomahawk throwing as Scouts can either earn the respective Merit Badges or NRA Marksman Qualifications. By working closely with volunteer staff experts in a small program, Scouts will get more time on the range than in any traditional Boy Scout program, and will also get specific training on gun safety and maintenance, hunting and gun ownership law, and much more. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn the Rifle Shooting and Archery Merit Badges, but those that already have those Merit Badges will earn their NRA qualifications for Pro Marksman or Expert Marksman. When not on the range, Scouts will have events in the pool, hikes in the surrounding chaparral (and the old Murphy Ranch Ruins therein), as well as campfires and camp-wide games.
This program involves pistol shooting, it is only available to Venture Scouts. Boys over the age of 14 or who are 13 and have completed the 8th Grade can attend as Venture Scouts if they simply fill out an application (there is no additional charge).