Youth Programs

 

Brownells/NRA National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassador Program BROWNELLS/NRA NATIONAL YOUTH SHOOTING SPORTS AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
This program gives our Co-op Youth group partners -- Boy Scouts of America, National High School Rodeo Association, Royal Rangers, Venturing (BSA) and USA Shooting -- the opportunity to select the outstanding youth from their organization to represent them.
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Brownells/NRA Day BROWNELLS/NRA DAY
Brownells/NRA Day events provide adults, youth, families, hunters, sportsmen, competitors - literally everyone - the opportunity to come together under a formal program to learn, experience, share, and grow in appreciation of the shooting sports. The event themes offered in the program are designed fordiscovery. They provide exposure to the many different activities available in shooting sports and offer participants the opportunity to explore them in a safe, controlled environment. The Brownells/NRA Day is a family affair! Everyone can attend!
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3 Gun Shooting Events 3 GUN SHOOTING EVENTS
NRA Sports Activities are designed to introduce new and intermediate shooters to a safe, family fun, mildly competitive, recreational shooting event. These events revolve around the non-traditional action-packed, ever-popular 3 Gun competition, utilizing modern sporting rifles, shotguns and pistols.
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Youth Hunter Education Challenge YOUTH HUNTER EDUCATION CHALLENGE
Recognized as the most comprehensive youth hunting program anywhere in North America, the Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) is NRA's "graduate studies" program in outdoor skills and safety training for young hunters. Open only to those who have completed hunter-safety training at the state or provincial level, the program is conducted under simulated hunting conditions to provide the best practical environment for reinforcing and testing a young hunter's skills.
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National Junior Shooting Camps NATIONAL JUNIOR SHOOTING CAMPS
National Junior Shooting Camps, conducted at ranges around the country, provide a high quality training opportunity to junior shooters in rifle, pistol and shotgun disciplines. Top-level coaches in the appropriate discipline provide top-quality training for the athletes.
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Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program WINCHESTER/NRA MARKSMANSHIP QUALIFICATION PROGRAM
From a young shooter's first BB gun to sophisticated air rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, pistols, and rifles, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program offers family fun and enjoyment that can last a lifetime.

Qualification shooting is an informal, year-round recreational shooting activity that provides incentive awards for developing and improving marksmanship skills. It's a drill. We set the standards; you meet the challenge! Progression is self-paced and scores are challenging but attainable. Performance is measured against established par scores and any shooter who meets or exceeds those scores is entitled to the corresponding recognition awards for that rating.
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National Youth Shooting Sports Cooperative Program NATIONAL YOUTH SHOOTING SPORTS COOPERATIVE PROGRAM
NRA has resources, programs and training to assist youth organizations, such as Boy Scout troops, Royal Ranger outposts, American Legion posts, JROTC units, 4-H clubs, FFA chapters, commercial summer camps and U.S. Jaycee chapters.
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Youth Education Summit YOUTH EDUCATION SUMMIT
Forty-five outstanding current high school sophomores and juniors from across the United States are chosen each year to travel to the nation’s capital, where they participate in the weeklong educational opportunity. The summit encourages young adults to become active and knowledgeable U.S. citizens by learning about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the federal government, and the importance of being active in civic affairs.
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NRA Scholarships and Contests SCHOLARSHIPS AND CONTESTS
The NRA offers scholarships and contests throughout the year. Get more information about these opportunities, and find out how you can enter.
View Programs: Brownells/NRA Outstanding Achievement Youth Award | George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest | Youth Education Summit | Jeanne E. Bray Memorial Scholarship | Civil Rights Defense Fund Essay Contest | Women's Wildlife Management/Conservation Scholarship | Collegiate Shooting Scholarship
Collegiate Shooting Programs COLLEGIATE SHOOTING PROGRAMS
Nearly 300 colleges and universities in the U.S. offer shooting programs. If you are new to the collegiate shooting sports arena, read our Collegiate Shooting Guide to get started.
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