Forging our future by mentoring tomorrow’s young hunters today.
The Youth Committee is committed to introducing individuals at least 12 years old
to the safe enjoyment of rifle, shotgun, and archery shooting. Typically, the NRA
Rifle Safety Course, the NRA Shotgun Safety Course, and Boy Scouts Merit Badge Course
are given once per year. Instructors are NRA and Boy Scouts of America certified,
and the courses satisfy the requirements for Boy Scout merit badges.
2018 Events and classes will be announced soon.
Interested Individuals Should Contact the Youth Chairman:
Committee Chairman: Jim Griesemer – firstname.lastname@example.org
This year we are again offering courses in the three disciplines:
- Rifle $30
- Shotgun $40
- Archery $30
You Must register In Advance for Rifle, Archery & Shotgun Courses.
The youths, boys and girls, are able to qualify for the NRA safety course as well as for the Boy Scouts Shooting sports merit badge in each discipline. The classes are limited to 15 for the shotgun and archery and 20 for the rifle course. The club provides each participant with the club patch and rocker for the discipline.
We have enjoyed a great response from the club members who served as coaches and Instructors. Several are NRA trained Certified Instructors in Rifle and Shotgun.
We hope to offer a Certified Instructor’s course next year to train the staff who participate in our events. We also applied for a NRA grant to help fund the youth program. In the past we have been successful receiving two grants from the NRA which provided us this the specialized equipment needed to properly and safely train the youth. This includes the Ansultz 1451 .22 cal rifles, the Remington youth model shotguns, and the Genesis compound bows to name some of our equipment.
The youth served not only come from the Scouting program but are either family members of the club members or sponsored by the club members. We always make room for the club members youth. There is a nominal fee charged in accordance with the club rules for all participants.
We have as a club have a modest history in serving the youth with some noticeable achievements. Several of the youth we have trained have gone on and been very successful at the NYS Empire Games and NRA sanctioned matches in 3 position small bore competition.
2015 BOY SCOUTS RIFLE, ARCHERY, AND SHOTGUN MERIT BADGE COURSES
Walden Sports Men Club, Inc.
Rifle Course Saturday March 21 and 28 from 9 AM to 4 PM
Cost is $30.00
The rifle course focuses first on developing a safe attitude around firearms followed by gaining a basic understanding of firearm use and then finally proficiency using the Club’s collegiate 22 caliber target rifles. Participants are required to pass a written examination and achieve a minimum score on the rifle range. All learning supplies plus targets and ammo (expect to shoot about 100 rounds) are supplied by the Club.
Archery Course Saturday April 25 and May 2 from 9 AM to 4 PM
Cost is $30.00
The archery course focuses first on developing a safe attitude around bows and arrows followed by gaining a basic understanding of bow use and then finally proficiency using the Club’s Genesis bows and arrows. Participants are required to pass a written examination, make a bow string and cedar arrow, and achieve a minimum score on the Club’s archery range. All learning supplies plus targets are supplied by the Club.
Shotgun Course Saturday September 19 and 26 from 9 AM to 4 PM
Cost is $40.00
The rifle course focuses first on developing a safe attitude around firearms followed by gaining a basic understanding of firearm use and then finally proficiency using the Club’s various youth model 20 gauge shotguns. Participants are required to pass a written examination and achieve a minimum score on the trap range. All learning supplies plus (clay bird) targets and ammo (expect to shoot about 75 rounds) are supplied by the Club.
For more information and to register for a course call Jim Griesemer at (845) 800-2756. For information on the Club visit the website (see above).