Re: Shooting Sports
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Sat, 16 Apr 1994 23:09:41 EDT
Fred Rogers <fredrogers@VNET.IBM.COM> writes:
>I hesitate to put this question out for fear of starting a rumor, but
>I'll ask any way. One of my ASMs told me that he had heard that BSA
>was going to discontinue its Rifle Shooting and Shotgun Shooting merit
>badges. He asked whether I had heard anything about that. I told him
>that I had not, but that I would ask around. So, has anyone heard
>anything along these lines?
The only thing I've heard (and I didn't get an answer on Friday,
sorry...there was a tornado here in Greenwood two blocks from the
house on Friday and I had to take shelter with everyone else in the
community....we have NO warning sirens out here...), is that National
is considering dropping those two merit badges out of concerns from
several directions as to how to safely continue to offer instruction
in those areas.
The US Army's Shooting Teams have discontinued supporting the Scouting
shooting programs and Crossman Arms have done the same, citing that it
is no longer in the interests of the company to support the program
any more (the Crossman Arms b-b gun tournaments were the biggest
things in our Exploring program for years...many Law Enforcement
Explorers and others have receive college monies from their
participation in those activities!!).
The National Rifle Association has a shooting program in effect for
years but it is not clear if the BSA will accept the NRA's cooperation
in continuing the program.
There's also a lot of concern about the impact that shooting sports
have as far as insurance is concerned....
Other than those pieces, I don't really know much more than that,
Fred. Sorry that I couldn't be more help...I'll see what I can find
out in the coming weeks, though!
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