2011 Youth Education Summit student still teaching Eddie Eagle in Florida

Eddie Eagle mixing with Boy Scouts down in Florida Hawthorne, Florida - It's been almost four years since Amanda Krpan arrived at NRA Headquarters to take part in the 2011 Youth Education Summit. Here for a week's worth of Second Amendment education and experience, Krpan left the friendly confines of Fairfax, Virginia with a single mission in mind; keep spreading the word.

Though she's taken part in a number of NRA related activities, she's been especially busy bringing Eddie Eagle's life saving message of “If you see a gun: STOP! Don’t Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult.” to the pre-K through 3rd grade students of Florida.

Here's an update from Krpan on her latest venture with a Cub Scout troop in Hawthrone:

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California paper shares the story of discipline & fun found in rifle team

12-year-old Elijah Morton reloads his weapon at a February practice for the Yolo Sportsmen’s Association junior rifle team. Wayne Tilcock/ Enterprise photo
12-year-old Elijah Morton reloads his weapon at a February practice for the Yolo Sportsmen’s Association junior rifle team. Wayne Tilcock/ Enterprise photo
Savannah Holmes of California's Davis Enterprise shares the story of the Yolo Sportsmen’s Association junior rifle team ...
Rifle Team has a blast with competitive shooting
By Savannah Holmes

The muzzle of the gun is pointed straight ahead at the targets — 11, 13, 15, 17. Those are not the distances in yards to the target, but the ages of the kids holding the guns.

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One hour session from NRA's Youth Programs and Collegiate Shooting today at 1pm

2013 NCAA Rifle National Champions West Virginia University

 

Fairfax, Virginia - So you're kid is a pretty good shot. Great. Now what do you do? Find a coach? Find a program? Send him off to military school? Well, maybe. But before you do, why not check out NRA's Youth and NRA's Collegiate Shooting programs.

Created specifically to encourage today's fledgling shooters, NRA's Youth and Collegiate Shooting Programs provide the surest paths to your youth shooter's success. Sound too good to be true? Then hear it for yourself in today's Youth & Collegiate Shooting Webinar.

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NRA Instructors watch over the firing link at New Jersey's Camp Noble Cause

Community says thanks to active duty military with weekend getaway to Scout Reservation

Rockaway, New Jersey - For seven years, the Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America has been running Camp Noble Cause; a weekend of fun and outdoor adventure for active duty, Guard and Reserve military personnel in New Jersey. Held at the Winnebago Scout Reservation in Rockaway, the weekend is chopped full of activities including rocket building, wall climbing, rifle, shotgun, swimming and archery. More than 100 volunteers give up their weekend to make the camp possible. And they do it for a simple reason.

“It’s a way to say thank you to our military personnel,” explained NRA Training Counselor Paul Dunberg. “It’s the least we can do.”

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Funds to pay for rifles, arrows, targets and more for Texas youth group

Baylor County 4-H coach holds a check from the NRA Foundation Fairfax, Virginia - You hardly ever hear about positive stories and the NRA. The ones where the National Rifle Association awards scholarships, recognizes a deserving individual or assists a local youth group. Which is exactly why we're tell you the story of Baylor County's 4-H program.

A hardworking local outfit that runs summer camps, teaches leadership, brings their brightest to events like the Star of Texas and Rodeo Houston Stock Shows. Last year they applied for a number of NRA Foundation Grants ... they received two.

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Members of the Missouri Scholastic Pistol Team enjoy pistols paid for with NRA grants

Fairfax, Virgnia - Most people only see one side of the Friends of NRA program — the side that brings together a collection of local Second Amendment supporters for an evening of games, auctions, drawings and a meal. That's when they discover that the doctor down the street, the architect in their office building or their kids soccer coach is part of the NRA experience too. On those nights, the are told that half the money raised at the event goes to local shooting sports activities.

But they don't always see the end result. Until now ...

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From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - John Corry is Youth Hunting Program’s Landowner of the Year

Tallahassee, Florida - At its meeting near Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today presented John Allen Corry Jr. of Tallahassee with the 2013 Landowner of the Year award for its Youth Hunting Program of Florida (YHPF). This program strives to provide quality hunting experiences for 12- to 17-year-olds to increase the number of youths involved in the tradition of hunting.

Corry owns the 1,100-acre Corry Farms in Gadsden County. The property has gun ranges, a cleaning facility, comfortable deer stands and excellent bass fishing. The land also is known for holding large amounts of game and is intensely managed for game quality and herd health.

“Corry exemplifies what land stewardship is all about and more importantly shares that philosophy with others,” said FWC Commissioner Charles W. Roberts III. “He is passionate about Florida’s great hunting heritage and ensuring that it is passed on to the next generation.”

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NRA's Samantha Olsen shares memories of her first NRA Day Camp back in 2001

Samantha Olsen leads the NRA 3-Gun charge appearing on NRANews
Recreational Shooting Specialist Samantha Olsen leading the NRA 3-Gun charge on NRANews

Recreational Shooting Specialist Samantha Olsen wears many hats here around the NRA. In addition to heading up our latest 3-gun efforts, she also oversees the Brownells/NRA Days. Coincidentally enough, Samantha attended one of these camps back in her 4-H days.

In fact, here's a copy of a report she filed for her 4-H book back in 2001.

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First Instructor Training Workshop since NRA's application process goes online

NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia - For all of those NRA Training Counselors out there, you know the drill. You post a class on NRAInstructors.org, reserve some range time and hold a class. Then there's the tricky part — submitting paperwork. Usually that means mailing things here to NRA Headquarters. That could take a while to process. No more.

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