Weekly Update:SCI Foundation Grant to Help Build BSA Shooting Complex


Recently, SCI Foundation approved a $250,000 grant to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to help build a shooting sports complex at the Boy Scouts of America’s Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. The new Shooting Sports Complex advances the BSA’s partnership with SCI Foundation and represents the first major joint undertaking since the partnership’s establishment in 2011.

This project will provide an opportunity for youth to participate in activities that teach leadership, ethical responsibility and an appreciation for the outdoors. Additionally, the complex will offer a broad variety of BSA youth shooting sport education programs involving shotguns, handguns and archery.  This endeavor will allow both organizations to invest in today’s youth by providing exciting, hands on programs that teach life lessons.

“The new facility will be the first of its kind at the base camp of Philmont Scout Ranch,” Director of Boy Scouts of America, Stacy Huff said. “It will greatly expand our efforts to properly train and grow interest among youth in a wide range of shooting disciplines. The BSA is grateful for the generous support of SCI Foundation and we look forward to producing tomorrow’s outdoor leaders through our work together.”

SCI Foundation’s developing partnership with the Boy Scouts of America promises to reach tens of thousands of scouts through conservation education programs and shooting sports activities at the Philmont Scout Ranch and through future Boy Scout Venturing Crew programs.  The partnership is also working to develop a SCI Foundation-BSA conservation & outdoor education multi-day course training, to teach hands-on wildlife conservation.

The growing partnership between SCI Foundation and Boy Scouts of America promises to benefit youth across America and we are excited to discover its full potential.

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