Blue Ridge Cherry Valley Rod and Gun Club Inc. (BRCV) was established in 1874, making it the oldest continuously operating club of it’s type in the nation.

BRCV is dedicated to the propagation and conservation of wildlife and to promoting the shooting sports.

We are located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania at 2178 Smith Road Sciota PA 18354.

BRCV is a members only club, however,
BRCV welcomes non-members to Club-sanctioned events
and Tournaments
, as listed on the BRCV club’s calendar.



Club Notices:


10/18/2021
Shotgun Reloading Class is open to BRCV members on Thursday Nov 4th 2021 at 9:00AM in the clubhouse. Class is free and will last about 4 hours. If interested, please call Robert Calcavecchia at       570-688-5851. Class size is limited to 6 students, so call ASAP to reserve a spot!

8/31/2021
Trap is canceled Wed. Sept 1st, 2021. Trap under repair.

07/07/2021
OUT IN THE OPEN TV with Alex Zidock will be promoting our August 28 fly fishing workshop at Blue Ridge Cherry Valley Rod & Gun Club beginning next week. The show will air for TWO WEEKS from July 15 @ 9:30pm and will be rebroadcast at various times until Tuesday, July 28 on Blue Ridge Cable — Channel 13. “

06/08/2021
Dear Membership,
Please click the link below to see the article and video clip from the Pocono Record,
as published on Sunday June 6th, 2021.
Great job by our club President, Jim Meola and other members of our club.
BRAVO !!
06/06/2021

INTRODUCTION TO FLY FISHING

Saturday, August 28, 2021 9:00 am to 1 pm; Doors open 8:30 am

Join Master Fly Fisherman WILL DASKAL for an informative program that will introduce you to the relaxing sport of fly fishing! Equipment selection, casting techniques, reading the water, fly fishing strategies, basic fly designs, trout stream entomology, as well as area fishing spots, will all be covered and made as easy as “ABC” for you! As a fly fisherman since the mid-1950’s, Will has caught thousands of trout, bass and many other species of fish on a fly! Will is an avid fly angler and a Master Instructor who has taught hundreds of students to fly fish at his Catskill Mtns. WILD TROUT UNIVERSITY Fly fishing School in Horton, NY on the historic legendary Beaverkill River & the Willowemoc Creek! All paid participants will take home a packet of priceless informative handouts! PREREGISTRATION AND PAYPAL payment is required no later than Friday, August 20, 2021 at the link below: *** Cash Payments made at the door will require an additional $5 fee. *** BRCV Club Members $20; Non-members $35; Children under 12 Free. 2178 Smith Road Sciota, PA 18354 570.392.3020 brcv-rodgun.org Due to space limitations, this class will be limited to the first fifty (50) paid registrants! ANY EXISTING COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS WILL BE IN FORCE


05/13/2021
Your club is seeking volunteers to assist our hosting of a .22 LR Target Shooting Range at Camp Trexler in Jonas, PA.
The Monroe County Youth Field Day will once again be held this year after a one year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic.
Please visit the links below for detailed information on this wonderful annual event. (Directions to Camp Trexler are included).
This year’s event will be held on Saturday September 11th, 2021The event starts at 8 am and ends around 5-6 pm. This event is FREE to all children ages 8-14. The kids travel the very large grounds at Camp Trexler and spend a full day visiting several different stations where they will learn and participate in events such as : .22 LR Target Shooting, Shotgun Shooting, Taxidermy
  presentations, fishing, archery, trapping, dog handling, rowing, obstacle courses, etc., plus FREE lunch for all children and parents/guardians. If you are interested in signing up a child please do so before the deadline of June 28th,2021 via the link below :
 Volunteers:
Open to all BRCV R & G, Inc. members on a first come, first served basis. We are seeking a total of 15 volunteers. (You do NOT have to be an NRA Instructor/NRA Range Safety Officer to volunteer and assist).
Volunteers must arrive no later than 7:15 am and expect to leave around 5-5:30 pm.
We will instruct approximately 8-12 groups of kids and their parents/guardians. Each group stays 40 minutes. We will have plenty for everyone to do. Instruct, teach safety, set up targets, hand out supplies, brief everyone, etc. Set up will take place at 6:45 am and break down at the end of the day. (No need to come early). Please wear BRCV R & G, Inc attire and/or NRA attire/caps to the event. Remember, you are an ambassador of our club and our sport and blessed Second Amendment Rights ! Coffee, Water, Donuts will be provided by BRCV R & G, Inc.   Event Tee-Shirts and caps will be provided by the Monroe County Youth Field Day Team and Staff. FREE Lunch will be provided to all volunteers, compliments of the Monroe County Youth Field Day (HotDogs, Fixings, Fruit,  Soda, Water, Coffee, Tea, Ice Cream). Please feel free to bring your own nourishment. The walk to the lunch hall is a ten  minute walk or you may drive. Lunch is one-hour.
 
 To Sign up as a volunteer :
Please send an email to:
Nick DeMaria  BRCV R & G, Inc. CRSO & MCYFD Event Director  :   CRSO@BRCV-RODGUN.ORG or SECRETARY@BRCV-RODGUN.ORG
No Later than August 1st, 2021 !! No Walk-In Volunteers, you must send an email !!
CRSO@BRCV-RODGUN.ORG   or     SECRETARY@BRCV-RODGUN.ORG
 Sign up quickly as it fills up fast !
   ***An event Reminder will be sent to all volunteers before the event. We hope to see you at Camp Trexler on September 11th, 2021
Board of Governors of BRCV R & G, Inc.

05/13/2021
Please take note that we are approaching our limit of 500 Members as stated in our club’s By-Laws. Only 8 Open Memberships remain.
All those applying for club Membership MUST attend a club monthly Membership Meeting, which take place on the last Friday of each month (except in December when it is the third Friday). Those applying need to arrive no later than 6 pm in order to attend a potential new member initial club safety briefing. The Membership Meeting begins at 7 pm. All applicants must be voted in by a majority of the membership in attendance at the monthly Membership Meeting with at least a quorum of 20 members in attendance. (a quorum is consistently met each month-but no guarantee exists).
In order to accommodate those interested in applying for the last few spots we will place a sign-in sheet on our clubhouse front door on Friday May 28th 2021 at 5 pm until 6 pm. The first 8 signatures placed AFTER 5 pm will be considered for membership.
All others will be placed on the club waiting list if they are interested.
Please take a look at all of the information on Membership on the “Membership” tab on the club homepage : http://www.brcv-rodgun.org.
Feel free to contac  AJ Berry, Membership Director at membership@brcv-rodgun.org or Members of BRCV R &G, Inc.’s
Board of Governors at secretary@brcv-rodgun.org.
Thank you,
Board of Governors
Blue ridge Cherry Valley Rod & Gun Club, Inc.
BRCV R & G, Inc. Board of Governors

05/11/2021

Teddy Bear match @ BRCV R & G, Inc.

Saturday May 15th, 11am-3pm

$ 5 dollars for 4 tickets and every ticket after is just $ 1 dollar!

Play your classic carnival favorite, 5 shots in the center of the target zone win a stuffed animal, get 3 and win a smaller toy. For kids 7yo and up.
Adults and kids 10 and up can try the score target contest. Test your skills on an air pistol target with 10 meter international air pistol rules. First, second, and third place take home prizes! From electronics, mini drones, to Casio watches.

We will have a very impressive, inflated Daisy BB Gun Range in use complements of the NRA Foundation!

Eye protection, ear protection, hand sanitizer, water, coffee, soda, hot dogs, and hamburgers are all provided!

Masks optional, temperatures taken at the door.

To sign up go to www.practiscore.com/login , create a login and search “Blue Ridge Cherry Valley” and follow links.

Please feel free to just show up and bring the kids.

Any guests will need to complete a guest waiver upon arrival.

For any questions or concerns contact William.musa88@gmail.com or secretary@brcv-rodgun.org.


04/19/2021
Please note that the rescheduled Board meeting tomorrow must now be cancelled as we cannot arrive at a quorum of Board Members due to circumstances out if our control. All is well but meeting is cancelled.
Sorry for the inconvenience but it could not be avoided. The next Board Meeting will take place in Tuesday May 11th, 2021 at 7 pm.
Our next club meeting will be the membership meeting in Friday April 26 the at 7 pm with the initial new Member safety briefing at 6 pm.
Thanks,
The Board if Governors BRCV R & G Inc.

03/09/2021
Please note TRAP SHOOTERS!
The March 17th opening has been rescheduled…
We will resume trap shoots starting
Monday, April 5thth. Trap starts at 9:00AM until… Everyone is welcome to join in and shoot a few rounds of trap. One round is a 25 clay-bird shoot and cost is $5.00 a round. All safety precautions for Covid-19 will be in affect: masks, etc.


02/25’2021

Defensive Pistol Practice resumes tomorrow, Thursday February 25th, 2021 5-8 pm.
Monday Night Pistol Clinic resumes this Monday March 1st, 2021 5:30-8 :30 pm.

02/18/2021


WELCOME BACK TRAP SHOOTERS! We will resume trap shoots starting Wednesday, March 17th. Trap starts at 9:00AM until… Everyone is welcome to join in and shoot a few rounds of trap. One round is a 25 clay-bird shoot and cost is $5.00 a round. All safety precautions for Covid-19 will be in affect: masks, etc.


02/10/2021

 ” Due to current Range Conditions from the recent snowstorm(s), along with the
potential for more bad weather in our area this weekend, we are cancelling our IDPA Match
at BRCV R & G, Inc. on Sunday, February 14th, 2021.  Our Ranges remain in great shape and have not
sustained any damage(s) from the recent storm(s); there is just too much snow”.
Thanks for your understanding.  Hope to see everyone at our next match.

Saturday Feb. 20th 2021
NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Class
Seats are still Available.



Thursdays Dec. 17 2020 Defensive Pistol Practice is canceled because of bad weather.


12/15/2020

Dear Members and friends,
 
We are very sad to announce the sudden passing of our club Secretary, Peg Kraft.
 
Our dear friend and trusted partner left us on December 11th, 2020 at her home.
 
 It is with a very heavy heart that we offer our deepest condolences to her beloved
husband and partner, Warren L. Kraft, Jr. and family.  As we all know, Peg was a warm
and compassionate person capable of making all those around her very glad to be in
her presence. Peg was the embodiment of selflessness and we are all better for having
known her. Her impact on everyone will remain with us all forever…
 
Love and miss you Peg …  
 
On behalf of the Members of Blue Ridge Cherry Valley Rod & Gun Club, Inc.,
 
Board of Governors of BRCV R & G, Inc.
 
 
 
 Margaret “Peg” Mary Kraft – Obituary and Services Information below :
__________________________________________________________

Margaret “Peg” Mary Kraft, 75, of Stroud Township, died suddenly on Friday, December 11, 2020, in her home. She was the wife of Warren L. Kraft, Jr. with whom she shared 36 years of marriage.

Born on September 16, 1945 in South Orange, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Howard C. Sr. and Mary C. (Leavy) Warden. She was a full time resident of Monroe County since 2001 having previously lived in Matawan,NJ, Randolph,NJ, Parsippany, NJ and Knowlton Township, NJ.

She graduated from Matawan Regional High School in 1963, Morris County College in 1978, Fairleigh Dickinson University with a BA in 1980, and obtained a graduate degree from Seton Hall University from 1981-1983.

Peg worked at The Hartford Insurance Group, Warwick Insurance Company and retired from Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon Law firm where she worked as a legal assistant.

She was a member of the National Association of Female Executives; NRA; Our Lady’s Guild; League of Women Voters of Monroe County where she was the secretary for seven years; FOE Lodge #1106 Auxiliary; and Blue Ridge Cherry Valley Rod & Gun Club where she previously served as committee positions and recording secretary.

She was also an active member of Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church in Tannersville .

Peg was preceded in death by her brother, Howard C. Warden, Jr..

Services will be held on Friday December 18th,2020 from Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church, Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville; with viewing beginning at 9:30AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM with Rev. Richard Czachor as celebrant. Burial will follow at HIllside Cemetery, 2556 Susquehanna Road, Abington.

Due to current COVID health restrictions, the church capacity is limited and friends and family are asked to follow CDC guidelines by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.

VIEWING

Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church

Friday December 18th, 2020

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

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327 Cherry Lane Road
Tannersville, PA 18372

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL

Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church

Friday, December 18th , 2020

10:00 AM

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327 Cherry Lane Road
Tannersville, PA 18372

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12/15/2020        Attention
After considering the weather, the B.O.G. has decided to cancel the December Club Member Meeting.  With the forecast calling for 12 to 24 inches of snow, the B.O.G. is of the opinion that we may not have enough members showing up to even have an official meeting.

We have suspended our trap shoots until at least after hunting season. This Wed. Nov. 18th  will be our last shoot until further notice. We will let you know when we are ready to resume trap. We appreciate your understanding.

Attention all Trap shooters, after being informed that two trap shooters in our area have tested
positive for COVID-19 we will not be hosting our next two weeks’ worth of trap events a BRCV R & G, Inc.
   Neither person contracted COVID-19 at our club but we will be proactive and cautious and shut down the trap shoots until
Monday, November 9th, 2020″. All trap equipment and common areas will be sanitized and prepared for the resumption
of Trap on November 9th, 2020 and will continue to be kept up to all COVID -19 sanitary standards”
Thank you for your understanding, Robert Calcavecchia & the Board of Governors of BRCV R & G, Inc.

Oct. 16th 2020

Attention :   BRCV R & G, Inc. Members
 
BRCV R & G, Inc. Guest Visitor Day (First of several to be scheduled) – Friday, November 27th, 2020 9 am – 5:30 pm
 
All of our ranges will be open and available to Members and their guests, (limit 2 per member).
        {Ranges are also open to the public on Guest Visitor Days – All guests will be briefed on safety protocol(s)}.
 
 There is no need to reserve a spot on any ranges, no RSVP necessary – First Come, first served.
We will enforce a one hour range time limit based upon demand – No demand, stay until there is demand.
 
As this is a club sanctioned event, all ranges will be supervised by club NRA Range Safety Officers.
 
Club NRA Instructors will be on all ranges to provide instruction to all that request instruction.
 
We will provide eyes and ears for all guests / Members please bring your own
 
Our front gate will be open, as well as the clubhouse. Coffee/water/snacks will be provided.
 
Our Monthly New Member Safety Briefing stars at 6pm on this date.
 
Our Monthly Membership Meeting starts at 7 pm on this date.
Hope to see you there !
BRCV R & G, Inc. Board of Governors

 


From Trap Chairman Robert Calcavecchia

Trap this Monday Oct. 12th 2020 is canceled due to weather.


>The NRA Refuse to be a Victim Seminar

Saturday – November 21st, 2020 8:30am to 12:30pm

We at Blue Ridge Cherry Valley Rod & Gun Club, Inc. are a not-for-profit, 100% NRA Member affiliate club. We are the oldest continuously operating gun club in the USA. We are proud to offer the NRA’s award winning seminar, “Refuse to be a Victim”. “RTBAV” is a 4 hour non-firearm related seminar that teaches folks how to remain vigilant and safe in everyday life. Please visit www.rtbav.nra.org for a seminar overview. Short breaks, coffee/water/snacks will be provided. Please mail payment of $ 25.00 per participant to : BRCV R&G, Inc. P.O. Box 222 Sciota, PA 18354 prior to 11/16/2020 {no refunds after 11/16/2020}.Ques/concerns ? crso@brcv-rodgun.org. We look forward to your participation. COVID-19 safety practiced.


 


Sept 10th 2020

SORRY “SOLD OUT” 

NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course Saturday October 17th, 2020 8:30 am-5:30 pm

ONLY TWO SEATS LEFT – REGISTER AT WWW.NRAINSTRUCTORS.ORG click “Menu” then “Find a Course”.

NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course

The NRA Range Safety Officer Program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally recognized Range Safety Officer certification. NRA “RSO’s” are folks who possess the knowledge, skills & attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. We at Blue Ridge Cherry Valley Rod & Gun Club, Inc. are a not-for-profit,100% NRA Member club. We are the oldest continuously operating gun club in the USA. All of our NRA Instructors, NRA RSO’s & volunteers are club members. The NRA Range Safety Officer course is instructed by our club NRA Chief Range Safety Officer. Students will receive an NRA RSO instruction packet & course completion certificate. Coffee/Donuts/Lunch & breaks will be provided. Payment of $ 75.00 per student is due at registration. No refunds after 10/10/2020. Mail a check payable to : BRCV R & G P.O. Box 222 Sciota, PA 18354 Ques.? crso@brcv-rodgun.org.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols practiced.
NO LIVE AMMO IN CLASSROOM

Sept 10th, 2020

Paving to the Upper range will take place on Friday 9/11/20 and Monday 9/14/20..


From Trap Chairman Robert Calcavecchia

Trap this Monday Sept 14th 2020 is canceled due to schedule conflict.

Upper and Lower range will be closed.

We will resume trap on Wed. Sept. 16th 2020.


Sept 4th 2020

BRCV R & G, Inc. will be closed during daylight hours beginning on Saturday November 28th thru Saturday December 12th, 2020 to coincide with PA Deer Rifle Season.
Please note that the above date includes Sunday November 29th as PAGC has allowed hunting on  Sunday for the first time during Deer Rifle Season. No hunting on Dec 6th so range is open that day.
Regularly scheduled club sponsored evening events will continue during the dates listed above.
Range closed signs will be placed upon the front gates.

 


June 25th 2020

From IPDA Match Director and BRCV President, Jim Meola –

The regularly scheduled IDPA match that would have been held on July 12th, has been canceled. 

The reason for this cancellation is that the PA State IDPA Match, the Liberty Match will be held on the same day.  Having such a large match on the same day will interfere with the number of competitors available to shoot at our club’s monthly match.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the August 9th BRCV Monthly IDPA Match.

Thursday evening Defensive Pistol Practice will not be effected and will continue to take place.


04/28/2020

From Trap Chairman Robert Calcavecchia

Trap will resume its normal schedule starting Monday May 4th. Open to all. Please be advised that we are following state guidelines with social distancing and masks must be worn. Clubhouse is for restroom only, so you will be working from you vehicle. One change to our normal schedule … there will be no shooting on Sundays.


03/30/2020

Because of the Corona Virus Emergency all regularly scheduled club sponsored events have been Canceled until further notice. The range however will remain open for our members use. Please be cautious when using the facilities as you will be entering the property “at your own risk”. The club will not accept any responsibility for any exposure to any biological contaminants.