The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation (USSAF) and the Crosman Corporation have partnered to offer boy scouts from across the nation and around the world special passports that guide them through the 17- acre conservation trail that is part of the Boy Scouts’ National Jamboree.
Each scout that participated on the conservation trail will receive a small passport with that allows them to get stamps from all of the different stations that they attend while traveling through the trail. At each station, the scout will be shown another facet of the many ways in which wildlife and nature are conserved in this country.
The first National Jamboree was held in Washington D.C. in 1937. Over the years it has grown from 25,000 scouts in attendance to between 40 and 50,000. This year’s National Jamboree also celebrates the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th anniversary.
Throughout its history, Crosman has helped support a variety of conservation and youth causes. One of the largest is supplying all of the air rifles used by the Boy Scouts of America during their National Jamboree gathering. Crosman has also been an indispensable partner for seven years with the USSAF and itsTrailblazer Adventure Program which has turned into the largest outdoor education effort in the nation. Later this year, Trailblazer will reach a major milestone of its own by having its one millionth participant.
“By providing youth with the means to embrace an outdoor lifestyle, the Trailblazer Adventure Program’s special passports for scouts fit well with our ‘take it outside’ mantra,” said Ken D’Arcy, Crosman’s President. “The USSAF is known for its conservation and education endeavors and our partnership provides a robust foundation for our efforts and the support of youth learning to shoot safely.”
“The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is extremely honored to be partnering with a great company like Crosman to promote the conservation trail during the National Jamboree,” said Bud Pidgeon, USSAF president and CEO. “The trail is a unique way to be sure that scouts get a first hand opportunity to get an appreciation of what it takes to conserve our precious wildlife and natural resources.”