Boone and Crockett to collaborate with National Archery in the Schools Program

The Boone and Crockett Club’s Conservation Education Program will soon begin a new mobile archery sport program to provide a hands-on archery, hunter ethics and conservation education module, the organization said in a news release Thursday, Aug. 3.

The Boone and Crockett Archery-Mobile (BCAM) program is collaborating with the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) to initiate a new way to promote healthy outdoor activity for youth and set them on the path to become future hunter-conservationists, the release said.

The BCAM will contain an entire NASP-approved archery setup, which is capable of hosting 10 archers at once. The NASP-approved curriculum will be delivered to middle- and high school-aged youth during school hours, primarily while in physical education classes, the release said.

An “Archery-Mobile” trailer will transport the archery equipment to and from each school. BCAM is currently targeting 50-plus schools across north and central Montana with four schools already signed on to host the program later this year.

The NASP program has been taught in 14,000 schools in five countries with widespread support from teachers, parents, students and administrators, the release said. The BCAM will be fully implemented by November; the organization said it still needs funding for additional gear, travel costs and maintenance of equipment in future years.

To learn more about the BCAM or to make a contribution to the program, contact Luke Coccoli at luke@boone-crockett.org.

— Boone and Crockett Club

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