Each year, the Boy Scouts of America searches for two youth to represent the program as NRA Youth Ambassadors. The National Rifle Association and the Boy Scouts of America have had a partnership in shooting sports programs for youth for many years. This program started as a way for the BSA to have youth representation at the annual SHOT Show to thank our vendors and supporters for their involvement and support of our shooting sports programs at camps and councils around the country.
Years ago, the BSA saw value in selecting a couple of youth members to attend the shooting/hunting industry’s trade show called the SHOT Show. It was so successful that the National Rifle Foundation’s Youth Programs Committee decided to adopt the same program, now called the NRA Ambassador program. The NRA asks each youth-serving program it works with, such as the BSA, High School Rodeo Association, Royal Rangers, and others, to recruit youth ambassadors to represent their own organizations as well as the NRA youth programs at various events and to undertake special projects during their year of service.
We invite any Boy Scout, Venturer, or Sea Scout who will be at least 16 and not older than 20 during 2015 to apply for this most important position to represent Scouting. The application form and more detailed information about the program and its responsibilities are available at http://www.scouting.org/filestore/doc/BSA-NRA_Ambassador_Application.doc. Applications are due no later than August 15, 2014.