Join us the 4th Sunday, April through
October, from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM!
Young shooter enjoys .22 rimfire
(Photo courtesy of Christine Quirolgico)
Twelfth Precinct's monthly Young Shooters Program has evolved
since it was founded in the Spring of 1998. Ages range from about
5 years to 16 years old, with nearly equal numbers of girls and
boys. Judging by their obvious enthusiasm, it is evident that
the program is meeting its goal of providing our young people
an opportunity to enjoy archery, air riflery and .22 rimfire riflery
in an environment that stresses safety and ethics. Parents and
guardians can join in the fun, too!
Air Rifle Range
(Photo courtesy of Michael Bay)
If you haven't yet given it a try, come on out to the next event!
Typically, we start each event with safety instruction. Don't
worry if you missed the earlier sessions -- we can "catch
you up" at any time and get you started. After discussing
safety and grabbing a hot dog and lemonade, we usually break into
three groups, going to the archery range, air rifle range, and
At the ranges, various reactive targets are used (balloons, spinners,
silhouettes, or even animal crackers) to keep interest high. Then
the groups switch locations so that everyone who so desires gets
a turn at all of the activities. Or, if a participant really likes
archery, for example, he or she can participate in archery all
Our five year-olds will often start breaking
balloons on the archery range after about 15 minutes of practice.
Club sharp shooters beware -- you will have some future competition!
We have kept the program generally very
informal. However, for those who are interested in earning archery
or marksmanship awards, we offer a program where participants
can earn patches, certificates, or medals at a variety of skill
levels and can progress at their own pace.
If you seek further information regarding the
program or wish to volunteer, please contact Program Leader Chuck
Program or 443 599-9449.
Please volunteer to assist with your favorite sport! If you'd
like to introduce a new sport for our youth, please let us know!