SCI CEO, Phil DeLone, right, accepts a $56,000 check from the Alaska Chapter. The check represented the Chapter’s 30 percent donation.
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.”
This 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.
The African lion. King of beasts, symbol of Safari Club International. Humans have instinctive admiration of and respect for this majestic creature. When encountered on a hunt, it is a duel of predator vs. predator. It has been that way since the beginning. Without our help, it may soon end.
The opportunity to hunt a lion is slowly reaching a turning point in history. If lion numbers are not stabilized or increased, they will succumb to the many threats challenging their very existence. This is one of those seminal moments in history for both lion hunting and the lions themselves. Continue reading Hunters Can Save Lions and Lion Hunting
At the June 30th annual Sporting Clay shoot and chapter picnic, the SCI Badgerland Chapter collected a large amount of food for the Marshall/Waterloo Food Pantry. Through the Sportsman Against Hunger meat donations and drives like this, folks learn that SCI is not just about hunting.
The Pantry Coordinator expressed his appreciation in the following letter.
SCI, Badgerland Chapter
c/o Steve Scheel
Thank you and the rest of your Chapter members for your recent successful food drive for the Marshall/Waterloo Food Pantry. The food your organization donated will help address the needs of people who may be less fortunate than some of us. While there is always an ongoing need for food to meet our client’s needs, this increases during the summer months as families strive to meet the demands for their children to replace the school lunch programs. Your food will help the pantry address these needs. It’s exciting to know that you and your Chapter put forth this effort to collect food for other people. I want to express my thanks and that of the pantry board for your contribution to the panty.
Pantry CoordinatorMarshall/Waterloo Food Pantry