By Lars Dalseide | August 2 2010 08:51
Scouts line up at one of 12 positions to try their luck at shooting some of the western themed falling plate targets on NRAblog
Scouts line up at one of 12 positions to try their luck at shooting some of the western themed falling plate targets. (Photo by Philip Schreier)

Philip Schreier, Senior Curator from the NRA National Firearms Museum, brings NRAblog another report from the Boy Scouts of America's National Jamboree in Ft. A.P. Hill, Virginia:

NRA Rocks Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree: Part 3
By: Philip Schreier

The National Venture Crew Staff has expanded their Action Center at this Jamboree with a Wild West theme, complete with an OK Corral shooting center. This is the third Jamboree that Venture Scouts have staffed an exciting experience that goes far beyond the traditional boundaries of most scouting programs. As with the last three Jamborees, the National Rifle Association has a popular and prominent presence.

 

Brett Connors of Winchester, VA is the NRA Youth Programs Summer Intern and displays one of the Crossman Nightstalker air rifles used at the OK Corral on NRAblog
NRA intern Brett Connors displays a Crossman Nightstalker air rifle used at the OK Corral. (Photo by Philip Schreier)
In the OK Corral, scouts can take a seat on the 12 point firing line and shoot 12 rounds from Crossman 1077 air rifles at falling steel plate targets. The top 6 shooters from each relay get a chance to try shooting the Crossman Nightstalker air rifles in a darkened cave-like enclosure using illuminated targets and laser sights.

 

The Venture Staff has run nearly 700 scouts a day through the OK Corral. During the 8 full days of Jamboree, the OK Corral could realize 5,600 very happy scouts.

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Be sure the check out Part One and Two of Senior Curator Philip Schreier's reports on the Boy Scouts of America's 100th Anniversary at the National Jamboree in Ft. A.P. Hill, Virginia.

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