Junior Shooting Sports

About the Junior Shooting Sports Program

The American Legion Junior Shooting Sports Program is a gun safety education and marksmanship program that encompasses the basic elements of safety, education, enjoyment and competition. Shooters use the .177 caliber air rifle. Both males and females can participate, through Legion sponsorship; disabled youth are encouraged to join, as competitive shooting is a sport that creates an equal playing field for all competitors. Contact your local Legion post, Sons of The American Legion squadron or Auxiliary unit for information about affiliating as a club or individual.

Junior Shooting Sports is a three-part program that combines the Basic Marksmanship Course, Qualification Awards and Air Rifle Competition into a well-rounded activity.

If you would like to learn more about the Junior Shooting Sports Program visit www.legion.org/shooting

Posts/Districts: If you would like more information on starting a Junior Shooting Sports Program in your community visit: www.legion.org/shooting/resources

For information about grants and assistance from the National Rifle Association to begin a program contact Legionnaire Wayne Blank (734) 241-9131