Event Services Coordinator Amber Niblock-Shorter found the picture at right in her inbox and couldn't help but share it with NRAblog.
"This photo accompanies an article by Paul Mayer, Founder and Chair of the Dodge County Friends of NRA," Niblock-Shorter told NRAblog. "Look for it in our upcoming Traditions magazine."
An excerpt of Mayer's article:
As buses filled with fourth- and fifth-grade students rolled into the Dodge County Fairgrounds, anticipation was building for the young ladies and men about to embark on day of outdoor activities.
The Wisconsin Outdoor Education Expo, the biggest NRA Shooting Sports Camp to date, attracted 3,500 students, teachers and chaperones this year, according to Dan Gunderson, executive director of the Wisconsin Outdoors Alliance Foundation. It was the fifth year for the event, which has reached more than 20,000 students in the past five years. In today’s fast-paced society, these outdoor experiences might be lost forever if not for programs like these and the volunteers and sponsors who help support them.
“The goal of this event is to get the kids active in the outdoors,” Gunderson said. “They get a chance to experience a little of everything at this event. The students are having fun and, at the same time, learning things – and they don’t even know it!”
For the rest of this fabulous story, you'll have to wait for your copy of Traditions magazine!