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Sporting Clays Shootout

Presented by Kerr Contractors

May 16-17, 2024

Join event chairman and Eagle Scout Brent Kerr, President of Kerr Contractors, for the Annual Sporting Clays Shootout benefiting local outdoor programs of the Boy Scouts of America. 

Often called golf with guns, sporting clays is a fast-growing pastime among outdoor sports shooters. The course features 25 shooting stations set up to throw 100 “birds” (clays) which simulate flying or running game targets. Teams of five adults compete in the shootout, which is open to all skill levels.

The event is held at Salem Trap and Skeet / Mid-Valley Clays & Shooting School at 6181 Concomly Rd. NE in Gervais.

Key Contacts

Michael Egan – (503) 421-7840
Development Director

Shelley Staudinger – (503) 225-5748
Development Assistant

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Sporting Clays Shootout held?

The Scout Shoot is held at Salem Trap & Skeet / Mid-Valley Clays and Shooting School, 6181 Concomly Rd. in Gervais.

What are the safety requirements?
  • Eye and ear protection required at all times on the course. Please bring your own ear and eye protection.
  • Alcohol  and other intoxicants may not be consumed on the course.
  • This is an “adults only” event. Teens may shoot if accompanied by an adult partner. For the enjoyment of all participants please leave younger children at home.
  • All participants are required to complete the Mid-Valley Clays shooter’s release online.
What is the event schedule?


  • 3:00 pm  Shooting opens— Bring your own shells
  • 5:00 pm  Group flurry competition— Bring your own shells
  • 6:00 pm  BBQ dinner with all the fixings
  • 7:00 pm  Auction

Morning Session:

  • 7:00 am  Check in opens
  • 7:00-8:00 am  Continental breakfast
  • 7:30 am  Required course safety orientation
  • 8:00-11:30 am   Morning Session
  • 11:30-12:30  BBQ lunch

Afternoon Session:

  • 11:00 am  Check in opens
  • 11:30-12:30  BBQ lunch
  • 12:30 pm  Required course safety orientation
  • 1:00-4:30 pm  Afternoon Session
  • 4:30 pm  Closing happy hour reception
How many people are on a team?

Five people make up your team. Both men and women are welcome. In a pinch you can have a team member shoot more than one time if your team is short a person.

Can teens participate in the Scout Shoot? What about younger children?

Experienced teens may participate on a team but must be accompanied by their parent who is also registered to participate. 

This is an “adults only” event. For the enjoyment of all participants please leave younger children at home. 

What equipment do we need?

Bring your shotgun plus ear and eye protection.

What kind of equipment rentals are available from Mid Valley Clays?

Visit their website for information. Or phone them at 503.792.3431 to reserve your rental for the event. Supplies are limited. Reserve early!

What about shotgun shells?

Shells are provided for the event. 12 gauge shotgun shells are staged at shooting stations.

20 gauge shells are available in the pro shop for you to carry along with you on the course.


Where can we get FUN tickets?

FUN tickets valid for mulligans / raffle / flurry are available near the check in table before the shoot starts and watch for ticket sellers coming around out on the course. Your ticket purchase supports the council’s outdoor programs for local boys and girls, including shooting sports education.

The same tickets are good for mulligans, raffle and flurry. No complicated pricing. Tickets come on a sheet of 25 tickets for $100. And you receive the special raffle ticket to enter the drawing for one of two guns being raffled!

Be sure to put your name on your door prize ticket before using so you can be a winner. More drawings means more chances to win! The other 25 tickets are valid to use for flurry, mulligans and raffle drawings.

Mulligan: 1 ticket = 1 re-shoot  Drop your ticket in a mulligan container at the station. There will be a special prize drawing from all the mulligan tickets for each session.

Raffle: 1 ticket = 1 raffle entry Don’t need to be present to win. Drawing takes place during closing happy hour. Drop your tickets in the individual raffle drawing containers in front of the items you want to win. Each raffle bundle has an individual ticket container.

Flurry: 1 ticket per person Two people shoot at a time to hit as many targets as possible. There will also be a special drawing from all the tickets from each flurry. 


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