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Responsibility...


As part of learning to take care of one's equipment, shooters are required to perform a "quick clean" on their rifles every time before they shoot.  About every tenth time, they break down their rifles and complete a "thorough clean".

Because the junior club is allowed exclusive use of the indoor range on Friday evenings, we show our thanks by emptying the trash and sweeping the brass before shooting.



Tech Talk...


The first Friday of the month is our night for an occasional "tech talk". Short informal lectures are given on various topics related to firearms and shooting. Some of our talks have included stock checkering, blueing, reloading, shotguns, handguns, sights, safety, improving shooting positions, and legal aspects of gun ownership. We have even had a rapid fire demonstration, and a talk from an officer from the D.A.R.E. program.  The tech talks are interesting for young members as well as their parents.

Meetings...


Our junior club has a President, Vice President, and Secretary, who preside at meetings quarterly.  We welcome new members, discuss shooting achievements and club activities, as well as  other issues.  Following Robert's Rules of Order is our mission at the meetings.  Members are encouraged to speak up and participate when called upon.

Competition Shoots...


Once a month, shooters who are present are divided into random teams, and shoot at a specially marked competition target.  The team with the highest score wins a little prize!


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Parental Involvement

 
Although not required, parents are encouraged to be available to their children while they are at the range...either watching them shoot, relaxing in our main classroom, or shooting on the outdoor range.  Our shooters love to show their parents their progress and receive congratulations and encouragement from them.
 
Parents must attend the initial orientation with the shooter the first evening, and must sign the permission form in person.
 
Parents are invited to involve themselves in the classroom activities, and help with things like checking in and out shooting equipment, cleaning up supplies, etc.
 

Community Service



 
Our junior club participates in occasional community service and fundraising events.  We encourage parents to join us for a "bonding" experience with their children and our club.  Some past community involvement events include:

    Collected canned foods for a local food bank
    Packaged and delivered food to shut-ins
    Made Christmas stockings and visited with occupants at a local women's and children's shelter, and worked with their organization to wrap Christmas gifts and decorate gift bags
    Made gifts and visited with residents in assisted living facilities for the aged or mentally handicapped
    Made and delivered candy trains for children in foster care
    Collected toys for the fire department's toy drive
    Made "thank you" gifts for the local fire fighters
    Assisted at festivals to distribute educational brochures to the public
    Cleaned up trash and painted over graffiti on our streets