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First Elementary School Trailblazer Event Hosted in Missouri

Event Opens New Door for Award Winning Program

Salem Missouri’s Upper Elementary School played host to a Trailblazer Adventure Day event on April 27.  It marked the first time a Trailblazer event had been hosted by a school.

According to the school’s principal, Melanie Wisdom, the event was a tremendous success.  “Although we live in the middle of the Ozarks, many of our children don’t get the outdoor experience with hunting or fishing,” said Wisdom.  “Many of them are ready to go out and buy outdoor gear today.”

The award winning Trailblazer Adventure Program has partnered with youth organizations including the Boys Scouts of America, Boys and Girls Clubs and many other youth serving agencies for over 10 years.  But having the program hosted by a school was a large milestone. 

“As a field representative for the USSAF, I was greatly honored to be a part of the first Trailblazer Adventure Day to be held at a public school,” said Greg Stephens, USSAF’s Missouri local field director.  “In Missouri, our outdoor heritage, including the outdoor pursuits of trapping, shooting, hunting and fishing, are much more than mere sport; it is a way of life.  Therefore, it was an easy fit to approach our local rural school district with this tremendous opportunity for our students.  The kids loved Trailblazer and the school wants us back – a double win scenario!” 

The Trailblazer Adventure Program, started in 2001, was designed to introduce youth and their families to outdoor activities and promote an outdoor lifestyle. Over 900,000 youth and their families have participated thus far.  This fall it is anticipated that the one millionth participant will take part in Trailblazer.

Trailblazer has been honored with the Take Pride in America® award by the Dept. of Interior for its leadership in recruiting youth and families to the experiences of hunting, shooting, trapping, and fishing and for teaching them about outdoor activities and conservation. The USSAF is one of the Take Pride in America Charter Partners, who work to improve public lands, historic sites and other recreation areas.

Courtesy of the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance

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