Many young men and women have their first experience firing a rifle or shotgun in the Boy Scouts of America. But earning these two merit badges is only the beginning.
The BSA’s partnership with the National Rifle Association has extended into national jamborees, weekend activities, and countless summer camps.
Both the BSA and NRA want the same thing: to teach young men and women how to properly and responsibly engage in shooting sports.
That’s why two of the six Brownell’s/NRA National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors for 2012 come from the BSA’s ranks.
Three cheers to 17-year-old Boy Scout Will Turner from Matthews, N.C., and 20-year-old Venturer Josh Nolan from Dawsonville, Ga.
Will and Josh — and four other young men and women — were chosen “for excellence in academics, involvement within their community, and participation in the shooting sports,” according to a release.
In addition to helping grow shooting sports programs among American youth, the ambassadors will travel to the 2012 SHOT Show in January in Las Vegas. They’ll also attend the 2012 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in St. Louis and serve as hosts or attendees at other events within their organization.
Congrats to Will and Josh!