SIG SAUER is donating 70 custom engraved pistols to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to help teach Scouts about the safe use of firearms during the organization’s 2013 National Scout Jamboree to be held July 15-24 at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia.
The company is engraving the BSA logo onto 54 Mosquito pistols and 16 P250 pistols, which Venturers and Boy Scouts who meet the Venturing age requirement (14–21 years old) will use in their shooting activities at the event. The National Jamboree is held every four years and draws some 50,000 Scouts, Venturers, and adult staff members, as well as thousands of daily visitors.
“For many, the Boy Scouts were a key introduction to the outdoors and shooting sports,” said Bud Fini, SIG SAUER Vice President of Marketing. “As shooting sports continue to grow in popularity, we’re happy to help the Boy Scouts teach the next generation about firearms safety and responsible use.”
While the Jamboree will see the introduction of these pistols, they will also help enable the Boy Scouts to offer an annual pistol program at The Summit.
“Thanks to SIG SAUER, Venturers and Scouts will have the opportunity to learn proper shooting techniques and firearm safety from qualified instructors on some of the finest pistols available,” said Ronald Timmons, director, national corporate alliances for the Boy Scouts of America.
The 2013 National Scout Jamboree marks the debut of The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, which, in addition to serving as the permanent home of the jamboree, will host annual high adventure activity programs as the newest Boy Scouts of America High Adventure Base. Organizers are expecting a historic jamboree featuring a host of world-class activities, including one of the largest shooting sports areas ever created.
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