Scouts and adults from Troop 219 participated in the annual NRA Youth Safety Training again this year. This free, highly anticipated event is a favorite of our troop. This year’s Youth Firearms Safety Training was on Saturday, June 4th, at the Birchwood Recreation and Shooting Park in Chugiak, AK. Participants arrived at 7:30am and the event last until 5pm. Throughout this bright, sunny day, the NRA event had a total of 14 different types of guns to shoot at 85 various stations. In addition to shooting and learning gun safety, we got to see SWAT demonstrations involving kicking down doors, blowing down doors, and shooting 3 human outlined targets behind each door.
The NRA not only offers free firearms safety training to youth in our community, it also supplies a lunch of hotdogs, and hamburgers. We all had fun and I can’t wait to see what fun events are offered at next year’s NRA event.