The Thurmont Conservation and Sportsman's Club (TCSC) is a private organization. If you are interested in joining, we suggest that you participate in some of our matches and get to know a few of our members. 

  • Fill out a membership application and the agreement to have a background check performed. Email completed forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have the background check done in advance OR turn in at any general membership meeting (you'll have to wait until the next monthly meeting to be voted on).
  • Prospective members must attend a monthly membership meeting (8:00p.m. on the 1st Thursday of the Month) and will be required to stand and explain to the membership why they want to become a member of TCSC. The range test should also be taken during this meeting.
  • The membership committee will then perform the prescribed background checks. NOTE: If you sent your application to us at least 1 week before the membership meeting, we can run a background check on you beforehand and eliminate the one-month wait to be voted upon.
  • The prospective member will be required to attend the next monthly membership meeting, where their membership shall be voted upon by the club membership. If accepted by the membership, the new member shall pay the required initiation fee (currently $200) and dues (prorated - currently $25.00* per remaining month through December of the current year).
  • The new member shall be required to attend the "New Member Orientation" on the Saturday following the membership meeting. Time is announced at each general membership meeting. After completion of the course, and having passed the written range test, they shall receive their range card, and they shall have full access to all the facilities of TCSC as a probationary member. Swimming pool access and camping require additional fees.
  • New members are considered to be "probationary members" for the first year.
  • Probationary members have the requirement to attend 4 membership meetings in their first year.
  • Probationary members do not gain the right to vote until the start of their second full year of membership.
  • ALL Members are required to perform a minimum of 8 hours of work as approved by the Board of directors or pay a penalty fee with their next year's dues. (The 8 hours WILL apply to reduce member's dues for the next year.)

Note: you can download and print an application pdf** document from here.

* Membership fees are shown in the table below and can be reduced by performing club volunteer hours.

  Fee Volunteer Hours that can be applied Fee after required 8 hours Fee without required 8 hours Fee with maximum volunteer hours
Yearly Dues $300.00 Up to 20 hours $220.00 $350.00 $100.00
Seasonal Family Pool Pass $100.00 Up to 5 hours N/A  N/A $50.00
Seasonal RV Camping Pass $500.00 Up to 20 hours  N/A N/A  $300.00

Note: The documents/forms are in PDF format. You will need an Adobe reader to view and print it on your PC. Your PC may already have an Adobe PDF reader, but you can download the Adobe Reader here (FREE) if you require it.