NSSF’s Annual Boy Scouts Grant Program Kicks Into Gear
NEWTOWN, Conn. — As part of an annual program that encourages youth participation in the shooting sports, the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) is once again partnering with Boy Scouts of America Councils. Through this partnership, BSA Councils can receive a portion of $100,000 in grant funds provided by NSSF to develop or expand their troop activities in target shooting and marksmanship. Target shooting programs continue to rank among Scouting’s most popular activities, teaching firearms and range safety, teamwork building and fundraising skills.
“Now in its sixth year, NSSF’s BSA Council Grant Program has an enormous impact in encouraging both local council leaders and their troop members to further their firearms safety education and sharpen their marksmanship skills,” said Samantha Pedder, NSSF Manager, Outreach and Diversity. “These grants continue the mutually supportive relationship the Boy Scouts of America have long shared with NSSF and they are yet another way NSSF is able to further its mission of promoting, protecting and preserving hunting and the shooting sports.”
BSA Councils wishing to apply for grants should visit the grant guidelines and application procedures at nssf.org/bsagrant. Councils awarded funds through NSSF’s BSA Grant Program must use those grants to purchase of equipment and supplies for their shooting sports activities from an NSSF Member Retailer. The full list of these retailers is available at nssf.org/retailers/find. Examples of qualifying purchases are ammunition, eye and ear protection, firearms, targets and shooting vests. For more information on this special program and qualifications, contact Samantha Pedder at [email protected] or 203-0426-1320 ext. 286.
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 13,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit nssf.org.