Today is Thursday, October 23, 2014rss RSS feed
Boy Scouts Target Shooting And Marksmanship Programs

NSSF Challenges Local Boy Scouts Councils With $50,000 in Grants

National Shooting Sports Foundation

National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn --(Ammoland.com)- Boy Scouts of America Councils that take up the challenge to develop or expand their activities in target shooting and marksmanship can receive a portion of $50,000 in grant funds provided by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

For the fourth year, NSSF is making challenge grants available to qualifying BSA Councils. NSSF is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry.

Target-shooting programs, which rank among Scouting’s most popular activities, teach marksmanship skills, firearm and range safety, teamwork and fundraising.

BSA Councils applying for a grant must specifically use the funds for shooting sports programs and provide matching funds at least equal to the grant request. NSSF will provide funding to the first 25 qualifying applicants up to a maximum of $2,000 in matching support.

“From our longstanding relationship with Boy Scouts of America, we know that Scouts and their leaders are always up for a challenge,” said Melissa Schilling, NSSF’s Director of Recruitment and Retention. “These challenge grant funds encourage cooperative efforts by Councils that help educate Scouts about the shooting sports and safe and responsible handling of firearms.”

Councils must use awarded funds toward the purchase of equipment and supplies for their shooting sports activities from an NSSF member retailer, a list of which is available at nssf.org/retailers/find. Examples of qualifying purchases are ammunition, eye and ear protection, firearms, targets and shooting vests.

Applicants may view NSSF BSA Council Challenge Grant guidelines and application procedures at nssf.org/bsagrant. For information contact Melissa Schilling at NSSF at mschilling@nssf.org.

About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 10,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

  • Leave a Comment

    • Sign up Ammoland for your Inbox

      Daily Digest

      Monthly Newsletter

    • Recent Comments

      • Phil: I live in North Ohio, 20 miles from Cleveland and never heard of any of these people and they are not on my...
      • Peacekeeper: Norway has already implemented this rule a long time ago. When you apply for a license you agree upon...
      • Deanna: Great article!
      • J Smith: I really do wish Colt would begin making double action revolvers again. I lost interest in S&W’s...
      • James C Barcliff Sr & Family: hsus has developed into nothing more than a money collecting business with little...
    • Social Activity

    • Most Popular Posts

      • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
    Copyright 2014 AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News | Sitemap | Μολὼν λαβέ

    Win a Russian Sniper Rifle From AimSurplus.com

    Subscribe and receive our emails , the drawing will be November 20 , 2014 maybe you will be the lucky shooter receiving a Russian 1891/30 PU 7.62x54R Mosin Nagant Sniper Rifle and a can of Ammunition. For more information visit the AimSurplus Sniper Rifle Promotion Page.
    Monthly email subscription from Ammoland
    14301768
    14911192