2018-08-09 / News

NRA donates rifles to scouts


Scouts who attended Summer Camp at the Knox Scout Reservation in Lincolnton this summer. Scouts who attended Summer Camp at the Knox Scout Reservation in Lincolnton this summer. The National Rifle Association Foundation has once again been very generous to the Georgia Caro­lina Council of the Boy Scouts of America. “We are very excited about these new rifles which will allow scouts to have a high quality shooting experience,” said Craig Zimmerman, Co-Chair of the Coun­cil’s Shooting Sports Committee.

After Scouts earn the coveted Rifle Merit Badge, they are eligible to participate in the Winchester/ NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program. This summer there were more scouts than ever taking the Advanced Rifle Course.

The Knox Scout Reservation, one of the most beautiful properties in the South, is located in Lincolnton, but there are no Scout Troops in the county. Any organization or individual interested in starting a scouting program in Lincolnton should contact Ron Bane, Execu­tive for the Kiokee Creek District at 706-834-9536.

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s old­est civil rights and Sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement, and the military.

Established in 1990, the NRA Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deduct­ible contributions for activities that promote firearm and hunting safety and enhance marksmanship skills.

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