By Danielle Sturgis | August 15 2010 08:00
Thanks to Kevin Cummins for submitting the following report from his Boy Scout Troop's August 9, 2010 event: 

More than 100 Order of the Arrow members of the St. Louis Area Boy Scout Council’s New Horizons Chapter gathered on the trap field for a very warm evening of shooting clay birds. The temperature was 99° with a dew point temperature in the mid 80’s for a heat index of 111° F. These were truly dedicated Scouts who wanted to shoot! 

As each Scout entered the area, he was greeted by an NRA Certified Instructor and given a briefing covering basic firearm safety and the knowledge, skills and attitude of the fundamentals necessary for eye dominance, stance and sight picture to enable the Scouts to be successful at breaking their targets.

The Scouts received excellent coaching from NRA Certified Instructors from the GSLAC Shooting Sports Committee under the direction of NRA Training Counselor and Chief Range Safety Officer Steve Fleming. Each Arrowman participating was able to shoot a round of trap and receive coaching to hone their shooting skills. While some were first time shooters, each was permitted to return and shoot additional times until darkness forced the closing of the session.

After completing their shooting, each participant was presented a Junior Shooting Team emblem provided by the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Dianne Vrablic.

The Greater St. Louis Area Council is headquartered out of St. Louis, MO and serves 57,000 youth in 27 counties in eastern Missouri and 10 counties in Southern Illinois. The Council's four camps offer Scouts more than 9,000 acres of wilderness for a wide variety of outdoor programs including camping, hiking, shooting sports, swimming, boating, rappelling, rock climbing, ropes courses and horseback riding. The Order of the Arrow is a national brotherhood of Scout honor campers.

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