Collegiate Firearms Instructor Program
Sponsors NRA Shooting Sports Camp.
Over 450 Youngsters Enjoyed a Weekend of Safe Shooting and Other Activities.
On Saturday, October 4th, Students for the Second Amendment and the Collegiate Firearms Instructor Program hosted an official NRA Shooting Sports Camp attended by over 350 youth, and 100 adults.
The event was held in conjunction with the Alamo Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, annual fall camping event.
The camp took place at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas.
The scouts and their leaders enjoyed air guns, .22 rifles, trap shotguns, and archery, but the focus and theme for the weekend was safety. NRA Certified Instructors and Range Safety Officers conducted mandatory firearms safety classes before any shooting took place. A team of NCOs from Lackland Air Force Base's 342nd Training Squadron also volunteered their time on the range.
Army ROTC cadets of the Rattler Battalion from St. Mary's University generously volunteered their time and provided a land navigation class for the campers. Scouts learned about pace count, plotting direction, shooting an azimuth on a compass, map reading and land forms.
Huntmasters from the Texas Youth Hunter's Program set up a Hunter's Skills Trail. They guided the youngsters through the trail educating them about ethical and legal issues while hunting.
Ham radio operators, an Army Kiowa helicoptor, and renaissance reenactors rounded out a terrific event.
Plans are already in the works to host a bigger and better event in October 2004.
**Check back soon for more photos**
Special thanks to:
San Antonio Rifle and Pistol Club
342nd Training Squadron USAF
Shooting Sports ETC
Dury's Gun Shop
The National Shooting Complex
Henry Repeating Arms
Texas Youth Hunter's Program
NRA Youth Programs
Very special thanks to:
Mr. Michael Hampton * Sgt.Major. George Becqet USA (Ret.)
Mr. Mo Parsons * Mr. Terrel Deppe * Mr. John Howard
Ms. Rosemary Herr * Sgt. Peggy Wendrock