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Boys and girls, ages 10 through 17 are eligible to participate in the Juniors Club. They must become Junior NRA Members and they must have written permission from their parents. (Parents do not have to be club members.) Juniors typically meet 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month on the Juniors range.
Dues are $20 dollars annually for the membership, and there is no range fee. (updated Oct 24, 2010 per MJ)
First and foremost, youngsters are taught Range Safety. Safe handling of firearms must be demonstrated and practiced before they are allowed to shoot. Once those prerequisites are met, then shooting positions are demonstrated and practiced before shooting live ammunition is allowed.
Rifles in .22 caliber, with target sights, are used to shoot at 50 foot, NRA bullseye targets. Rifles and ammunition are supplied by the club.
The junior shooter shoots five shots at each of 10 bullseyes on the standard 50 foot NRA bullseye target and the score is recorded on the junior’s individual record sheet.
Juniors advance in rank as their scores improve. The ranks are set by the NRA, starting with Pro-Marksman and running through Distinguished expert. The rate at which each junior advances is determined by their own drive to excel.
As they advance, awards are given for each rank. The junior receives patches, medals, or certificates at each level of achievement. These NRA awards are provided by the club.
Parents are encouraged to participate. Doing so helps build an effective parent – child relationship and improves range supervision.
For more information, contact Bill Fory (951) 928-2794 firstname.lastname@example.org