The First Rifle Ranges
Over the years, a variety of areas has evolved and transformed. We’ve looked at Camp Light, for instance. You probably haven’t given much thought though to how the Rifle Ranges have changed!
Shown here is one of the first ranges at Boxwell. We don’t know if this was Stahlman or Parnell, but we do know they were both set up the same way. Note that the range was simply a platform and the Scouts laid on cotton mattresses. They still used .22 caliber rifles, but clearly the range was a simpler place.
It is also worth noting that most of the ranges have moved. Stahlman’s is in the same location, but Parnell’s used to located across from Site 14 and Craig’s used to be… wait for it… in the basement of the dining hall! Sadly, we have no photos of that set up, but what a treat that would be!