It’s that time of year where our kids use our electronic reporting and paging system to let us know what’s going on in their lives. Because of vacations and student travel, we find it necessary to allow our kids no matter where they are or circumstances they may be in to have a lifeline to us. We take great pride in that word access– not only giving our youth access to the outdoors but giving them access to caring adults when they are needed.
How many youth programs do you know that are open 24/7?
When you compete against Mother Nature you never know what to expect. The MossyOak cameramen spent some time with us at full fan lodge. They flew up for youth turkey season and were able to film Thursday at academy, Friday around Allentown and Saturday morning during the hunt. Look for the hunt to make history on ’s Hunting the Country on . We will announce air times.
We pride ourselves on thinking out of the box when it comes to teaching youth about the outdoors. Well we had a chance to revisit an activity we use to do many years ago. Our Easter egg hunt was always a big hit and we had the opportunity to introduce it to a new group of students. Finding eggs in the woods and calling a shot at varied distances makes for a great holiday activity and allows students to practice their shooting techniques at the same time.
Everyone looks forward to going out with friends and family. Our kids do too. Thanks to the Lehigh Valley Chapter of SCI for hosting our kids for an evening of fun, freindship and firearms. When our kids get to feel very special eating off real silverware, drinking from real glasses and shaking hands with people that truly care about them. So on with the show knowing that experience will be had again and again if the child wants it and proves it through their efforts at Academy, in school and at home.
Not sure if you want kids to learn about guns and hunting? A lot of people feel that way especially in urban environments. It’s our hope that WE can educate youth about the joys of shooting and the outdoors. We never want to see young people hurt so we continue to share our mission with whomever will listen. It’s education that saves lives and its education we will keep giving so that our kids can grow into healthy, well rounded adults.