NSSF “Challenge Grants” Will Aid Boy Scout Shooting Programs

Photo by NSSF

Photo by NSSF

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) recently announced that it had made $100,000 in “Challenge Grants” available to encourage and improve shooting sports programs at local Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Councils.

According to an NSSF press release, “The challenge grants by NSSF, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, are available to qualifying BSA Councils that plan to strengthen and increase their activities in the shooting sports. Such programs teach Scouts marksmanship skills, firearm and range safety, teamwork and fundraising.”

“BSA Councils applying for a grant must specifically earmark funds for shooting sports programs and provide matching funds at least equal to the grant request. NSSF will provide funding to the first 50 qualifying applicants up to a maximum of $2,000 in matching support.”

“NSSF is taking its long-standing partnership with Boy Scouts of America to a new level with this challenge grant,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “With the shooting sports among the most popular Scouting activities, NSSF is proud to assist local councils in developing new and expanded opportunities for Scouts to gain knowledge of the shooting sports.”

Applicants may view NSSF BSA Council Challenge Grant guidelines and application procedures atwww.nssf.org/bsagrant.  For more information, contact NSSF’s Melissa Schilling at mschilling@nssf.org.


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