A proud Scout from the Kansas City area shows off his cherished souvenir Federal shotgun shells complete with the Jamboree logo after finishing his 5 Stand experience at Camp Thunder. (Photo by Philip Schreier)
Philip Schreier, Senior Curator from the NRA National Firearms Museum, sends us his final 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 8
By: Philip Schreier
(Ft. A. P. Hill, Virginia) - Well the last campfire has been extinguished at the conclusion of the BSA 100th Anniversary National Scout Jamboree. After 10 days in the heart of Virginia, 46,000 Scouts and leaders prepare for their long journey home. The 17th National Jamboree (the 9th for this author) and the last of 8 to be held at Ft. A. P. Hill, is now a fond memory for tens of thousands of boys. For most, this Jamboree was their first, and for many, the Jamboree offered a young Scout his initial experience shooting an air rifle, shotgun and/or black powder rifle.
As the Action Centers are dismantled and the 76,000 acre military reservation is returned to its former state of affairs, many Scouts and Scouters alike are asking how they can purchase one of the hundreds of firearms used during the historic event. Fortunately, for them, many of the guns are for sale through licensed FFL dealers.
Four different firearms are currently available that each bear Scouting's 100th Anniversary Jamboree logo or BSA Centennial logo. The 20ga Remington 870 Wingmasters, 12ga Beretta A3901 semi-automatics and two beautiful .22 caliber Henry Golden Boy rifles, one an Eagle Scout commemorative, can be purchased through the factory direct to your local FFL dealer.
Contact the factory direct for details and pricing and send a signed copy of your dealer's FFL to:
Remington Arms Co.
c/o BSA Offer
P.O. Box 700
Madison, NC 27025
17601 Beretta Drive
Accokeek, MD 20607
Henry Repeating Arms Company
#59 East 1st St.
Bayonne, NJ 07002
Be sure the check out part One, Two, Three, Four, Five and Six 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.