After one year in operation, the Eagle Shotgun Range has proved to be a successful and popular program area for thousands of Scouts in the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Located at S bar F Scout Ranch in Knob Lick, the Eagle Shotgun Range was generously funded by the NRA Foundation and the Eagle Scout Association of St. Louis.
The Eagle Shotgun Range is a combination trap and skeet shooting facility. It contains five shooting stations at the trap field and eight shooting stations at the skeet field. A nearby open-air pavilion provides an area for gathering and instruction. Since opening the shotgun range for 2014 summer camp, 348 Boy Scouts have completed the shotgun shooting merit badge.
A United Way agency, the Greater St. Louis Area Council provides youth with character development programs and values-based leadership training. The council, which includes St. Louis city and county, 27 counties in eastern Missouri and 10 counties in southern Illinois, had more than 47,000 youth and 12,000 adult volunteers participate in Scouting programs last year making it one of the largest Scout councils in the country. For more information, visit stlbsa.org.