SASI Sponsors Marksmanship Course for Boy Scouts and those new to shooting.

On Saturday May 4th, SASI successfully conducted a Youthshoot/BSA merit badge qualifier at Old Bethpage R &P Club.  SASI provided free soft drinks throughout the day, plus a free lunch for all participants.  All youngsters were able to keep and take home their targets, ear plugs and shooting glasses, compliments of SASI. All equipment and ammunition was provided. The use of the facility was donated by Old Bethpage R &P

Club,Inc., the ammo was donated by a SASI member, the targets were donated by Benson’s GunShop, Inc. (in Coram ) and the NYSDEC’s Region1 ECOs provided the use of some of their rifles and staff.  The class portion of the day included a youth-friendly version of the NRA Basic Rifle Safety course , for which the students received a completion certificate. The range portion began after lunch and provided one-on -one instruction, with experienced instructors. Boy scouts who participated also received the Rifle Merit Badge for their efforts.

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