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:

The Board of Governors Meeting this evening has been postponed
until next Tuesday April 20th, 2021 at 7 pm. As always, all members are invited to
all Board Meetings”  Thank you, BOG of BRCV R & G, Inc.

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.


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.


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.


 ” 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.


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.


Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church

Friday December 18th, 2020

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

  Email Details

327 Cherry Lane Road
Tannersville, PA 18372


Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church

Friday, December 18th , 2020

10:00 AM

  Email Details

327 Cherry Lane Road
Tannersville, PA 18372


1003 Main Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
 (570) 421-9000
 (570) 424-9000

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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 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 ? We look forward to your participation. COVID-19 safety practiced.


Sept 10th 2020


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


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.?
COVID-19 Safety Protocols practiced.

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.


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.


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.


Work Party at BRCV – Spring Cleanup
DATE – Saturday, April 4, 2020 – weather permitting –
TIME – Starting 9am until completion
. Clean up tree and branch pieces
. Clean up around the pistol and rifle houses
. Sweep / Vac the clubhouse floor
. Build target frames

RSVP to:
. Jim Meola, Club President – at:


ATTENTION; BRCV Instructors –

An Instructor Development Workshop ON MARCH 15TH 2020 and  is available at –

NOTE: Our club reduced fee for this workshop is $100.00. Registration and payment can be made through the hyperlink noted above.


Women on Target ® Instructional Shooting Clinic is a Program from the Women of NRA
Saturday, April 18, 2020 – at BRCV – Rain or Shine

A Reminder

Here is an invitation for your spouse, daughter, grand-daughter, girl-friend, niece, friend, neighbor

Invite the lady / ladies in your life age 12 and over to spend some time at the Club learning and trying the shooting sports, of rifle, pistol, and shotgun in a safe and fun environment. They will receive a power point safety briefing and one-on-one instruction from NRA Certified Firearms Instructors on all firearms. All instructors are BRCV Club members. This is a non-competitive event designed to introduce women to the shooting sports with proper instruction that is focused on learning safety and having fun. If a lady wants to try shooting, this is the event to attend.
The event flyer has additional information. Click the tab above (Women On Target) for the flyer
Clinic is open to:

• WOMEN 12+ ONLY –
• A parent or guardian must accompany those under age eighteen (18).

Cost is: $50.00 per participant – non-refundable.

Cost Includes:
• Orientation and Safety Briefing
• One-on-one instruction from NRA Certified Firearms Instructors (all are BRCV members).
• Eye and ear protection.
• Use of firearms and ammunition.
• “Tote Bag” with WOT and NRA information.
• Coffee and Donuts for early arrivals – Lunch for those attending around the lunch hour.
• Certificate of Completion.

Pre-Registration is required – by April 4, 2020

To Register:

PayPal Payment:
Click on Women on Target 2020 Above – See event flyer –
Scroll to Registration and Pay – Follow steps to pay via PayPal – $50 w/no surcharge
Click on Pay Now – This takes you to the NRA site to register.
Enter all require required information include your date of birth and which session you want to attend – 9am, 10:30am, 12:30pm or 2pm. Type this information in the “Notes / Special Request” box.
Click on Register to complete your registration.
Groups: If you are registering for a group of ladies, each person needs to be entered separately to ensure correct registration and payment. Once each lady in your group is registered, kindly call Peg at 570-420-8795 and give her the names of those in your group. This will ensure your group can remain together throughout the Clinic.

Interest in attending the Women on Target ® Instructional Shooting Clinic at the BRCV is high. Many registrations have been received. I recommend that you encourage your lady / ladies to register now. Space is limited to 80 participants.

Peg Kraft, for
WOT 2020 at BRCV