BCSA Membership FAQ's

Below are several Frequently Asked Questions. Almost all of these answers are in the BCSA Member Rules which can be found by clicking here:
BCSA Member Rules

How much does it cost to join the Broome County Sportsmen’s Association?

-  General Membership is $53 and that allows you access to the Outdoor Rifle Range, Outdoor Pistol Range, Outdoor Archery & Air Rifle Ranges. It also allows you the door code for access to the bathrooms. (The General Membership is also referred to as a Regular Member or Regular Membership).

What if I would like to bring a guest?

-  The Guest Membership fee is $53 and that allows you to bring any guest to the club for the Membership Year. Only Members are allowed on club property except during events open to the public.

How much is it for the Indoor Range?

-  The Indoor Range fee $85 (rim fire rifles and handguns only)

Can I just join the Indoor Range and not the General Membership?

-  No, you must have a General Membership to also get an Indoor Range Membership (which can be paid for at the same time or a later time)

Can I bring a Guest to the Indoor Range?

-  Yes, but you must follow the Indoor Range Guest Rules. Anyone using the Indoor Range and does not have an Indoor Range Membership ($85) they must pay the $3 Guest fee each time they use the Indoor Range. Example, if you have an Indoor Range Membership and you bring another BCSA member but they only have Regular Membership and not an Indoor Range Membership, they must pay the $3 I.R. Guest Fee. Or, if you bring a Guest to the club using your Guest Pass and use the Indoor Range, they (or you) must pay the $3 I.R. Guest Fee. The $3 fee goes in the metal box located on the wall of the Indoor Range Ready Room.

Do you have a Senior Rate?

-  We do and it is $35 per year. BUT, you must be 65 years old as of September 1st (the beginning of our Membership Year) and must have been a Regular Member for the prior Membership Year. 

How much does it cost for a younger person?

-  Our Junior Rate is only $5 per Membership Year. A Junior Member does not receive the gate codes and is only allowed on the club grounds when accompanied by a Regular Member. A person is considered a Junior when they are 18 years of age and under. An 18 year old may become a Regular member if they wish ($53). Also, a 19-year-old can choose to be a Junior Member, but they would not get the gate codes and could only visit the club with a Regular Member.

What is your Membership Year?

-  The B.C.S.A. Membership Year runs from September 1st to August 31st.  The Membership Director starts processing memberships for the upcoming Membership Year in mid-to-late July. For current members, Membership Renewal forms will be sent out in mid-July of each year.
- The gate codes are changed on or about October 1st each year. Indoor Range members will retain the same door code each year.

Do you take credit cards? Where can I hand in my Membership application? How long does it take to get it back?

-  We do not take credit cards at this time, checks and money orders only. You could hand in your application at a monthly Board of Directors meeting (the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7PM) but best way to submit it is by mailing it to the P.O. Box listed on the application. It usually takes 7 to 10 days to get your membership card returned back to you in the mail.

If I join the club in January (or any time), do you offer a discounted rate?

  -  We do not pro-rate any of the membership fees.

If I am joining along with my two children, do I just submit one application with my name and info on it?

-  NO. The Membership Director must have one Membership Application for each person joining the club with ALL their info on it. You can mail them all in together in one envelope and you can also write one check for all of you, just make sure the total amount is correct.

Can I purchase a membership as a gift for someone?

-  Yes you can. Just submit a Membership Application along with a check for the appropriate fee(s). If you would like to have their membership card mailed to you so you can hand deliver it to them, make sure you include a detailed note for the Membership Director when you send in the application.

If you have any questions not answered here, please, do not hesitate to contact the Membership Director or any other Board Member. Their contact info is located on the BCSA web page under CONTACTS