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SCI San Diego Chapter Supports Boy Scouts Shooting Sports Days

In May and November each year, Shooting Sports Days are held at the Boy Scouts San Diego-Imperial Council’s Camp Mataguay.  For the past several years, the San Diego Chapter has provided ammunition and supplies. There were 231 registered attendees at the May 2017 Shooting Sports Day.

After a thorough teaching in firearm safety, the Scouts are free to visit the multiple available ranges for instruction in the proper operation of firearms and marksmanship, all under the close supervision of adult Certified Range Safety Officers.

Through this program, the San Diego SCI Chapter is proud to introduce youth to the shooting sports and the safe handling of firearms. The Scouts always enjoy the events.


2nd Annual SCI Foundation, Boy Scout Sporting Clays Shoot

boy-scout-shootShoot Set Feb. 4 In Las Vegas – Clark County Shooting Facility

Alex Diehl of Krieghoff International and Olympic Medalist Corey Cogdell invite SCI members, chapters and friends to join them for the 2nd Annual SCI Foundation and Boy Scouts of America Sporting Clays Shoot Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at the Clark County Shooting Facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The shoot is scheduled the day before the 2014 SCI Hunters’ Convention opens in Las Vegas. Check-in for the 100-target event will begin at 9 a.m. with the shoot beginning at 10 a.m., followed by lunch and an awards ceremony.

Shuttles will run from the Mandalay Bay to the shooting facility (40-minute trip).

Title Sponsor is Krieghoff International. Other sponsorships available include:

  • Patron Sponsor – $10,000
  • Advocate Sponsor – $5,000
  • Team Sponsor – $1,500
  • Station Sponsor – $500
  • Individual Shooter – $350 (includes targets, ammunition, lunch and shuttle service from Mandalay Bay)

For further information or to register for the event, please contact:

SCI Foundation

Attn. Kimberly Byers

4800 W. Gates Pass Road

Tucson, AZ 85745

(520) 620-1220, ext. 322


Sports South LLC Donates $100,000 to SCI Foundation For Scouting Related Programs

Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) proudly announces a $100,000 gift from Sports South, LLC to execute youth programs for the Boy Scouts of America. Sport South LLC is the oldest and largest single-source U.S. distributor of firearms and ammunition.

“Sports South and the Dickson family have roots that go way back, both in the firearms industry and in scouting. We are excited to see Safari Club International Foundation so involved in responsively introducing youth to the shooting sports. We will bet our money any day on the SCI and the Boy Scouts of America to get the job done,” said Skipper Dickson, CEO of Sports South LLC.


“Sports South and the entire Dickson family are turning heads within the hunting community with their donation to the SCI Foundation,” said SCI Foundation President Joe Hosmer. “Their commitment and their dedication to the outdoors are reflected in this amazing gift. We are entrusted to deliver the highest quality outdoor education programs through our MOU with the Boy Scouts of America.”

BSA-logo2SCI-foundation-LogoThis generous gift will support a new partnership between SCI Foundation and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for conservation education.  The SCI Foundation, the BSA, and Sports South will create an optimal outdoor experience to increase the number of youth focusing on:  youth leadership and ethical behavior, outdoor and science-based experiential education, wildlife management and habitat conservation through activities that safely and responsibly convey the shooting sports and hunting traditions of America.

“SCI Foundation signed an MOU with the BSA in January during the inaugural fundraiser held outside of Reno, Nevada. We are proud of our partnership with the Boy Scouts, and I encourage any individual or business interested in youth engagement in outdoor education to work with us now, before another generation of outdoor enthusiasts is underserved,” concluded Hosmer.  “The Boy Scouts of America is proud to partner with the SCI Foundation to engage youth in the outdoors, and we applaud Sports South for supporting our joint venture.” said Stacy Huff, BSA Foundation Director.

BSA Leadership Team


SCI Foundation Board Member Paul Babaz, left, and Executive Director Bob Benson, second from right, recently joined a leadership team from the Boy Scouts of America at the famous Philmont Scout Camp in Cimarron, New Mexico.  The group toured much of the majestic 137,000-acre ranch and met to solidify a growing partnership. The leadership team outlined a work plan to define how the two groups will work to collaborate in the future.  Look for the Boy Scouts at this year’s SCI Convention in Reno, Nevada.