USSA’s Trailblazer Adventure Program Hosts 1,000th Event
By Toby Trigger

Posted: June 14, 2015

The Trailblazer Adventure Program, the youth program of the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, which provides hands-on firearm safety lessons, fishing instruction, archery programs, trapping demonstrations and more, held its 1,000th event on April 25 in Jarrell, Texas. The private event hosted 150 youth from American Heritage Girls troop 4412 at the Wes Walter’s Ranch.

Since 2011, the Trailblazer Adventure Program has introduced more than 1.8 million youth to the outdoors through events in every state. The longevity and continued growth of the program can largely be attributed to generous grants from the Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, NSSF, Weatherby Foundation and others, as well as USSA’s volunteer staff of Local Field Directors (LFDs).

“Trailblazer could not function without the support of our LDFs,” said USSA Associate Director of Education, Keilee Guthrie. “LDFs are the lifeblood of the program. Not only do they serve as knowledgeable volunteers, but many of them are also passionate about passing down and preserving our outdoor heritage. Youth benefit from their presence as a positive role model and representation of the outdoor community as a whole.”

LFD Scott Brisco attended the event on behalf of USSA, along with members of the Texas State Rifle Association and Texas Trappers Association who were also there to provide additional volunteer support.

“We feel very fortunate to have so many great people, business partners and sponsors helping with Trailblazer events,” said Guthrie. “These events serve as a testament to the outdoor community’s commitment to preserving our outdoor heritage and passing on knowledge of the outdoors to the next generation.”

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