Thursday, November 2, 2017
Elm Fork Shooting Sports
Go shooting and support Scouting! The 21st Annual Circle Ten Council Sporting Clays Invitational is November 2, 2017. Take aim on one of the two (100 target) Sporting Clay Courses at the 467-acre Elm Fork Shooting Sports complex.
Where does the money go?
Funds raised from the Circle Ten Council Sporting Clays Invitational go to support the Trevor Rees-Jones ScoutReach Program. The ScoutReach Program supports underprivileged and underserved youth by ensuring that all who desire to be a part of Scouting can participate fully, regardless of their ability to pay. In 2016, the Circle Ten Council’s ScoutReach program, the largest effort of its kind in the United States, spent over $3 million providing program opportunities to more than 12,800 youth throughout Circle Ten.
The ScoutReach program serves youth in economically distressed areas of our council where they have many chances to fail and few opportunities to succeed. Their challenges - working parents with little to no time to support extracurricular activities, single parents struggling to meet their children’s basic needs, and poverty - make it difficult for traditional Scouting to reach them. The ScoutReach program takes on several forms depending on the communities’ needs.
Program Specialists serve predominately African-American youth who live in some of our communities’ highest-risk neighborhoods. In many of these neighborhoods there is an absence of adults who are willing or able to assume leadership roles. Because of this “leadership void,” Circle Ten pays a stipend to a Program Specialist whose job is to bring Scouting to their neighborhood. Program Specialists recruit community volunteers to assist them in their efforts. Youth and adults who participate in Scouting through the Program Specialist component receive full funding for Scouting as long as they are in the program and there is a need.
Jalando Parejo (“Pulling Together”) serves predominately Hispanic youth, the fastest growing segment of our population. Jalando Parejo helps these youth master the skills needed to be successful in life - language skills, career counseling, fitness, and more. Units are formed and each unit is put on a plan that provides operating funds (up to $25,000) for the first three years; in addition each unit is encouraged to participate in Circle Ten’s annual fundraising projects. The ScoutReach goal is that each Jalando Parejo unit become financially independent within a three-year period, teaching the youth the value of earning their own way. Funding, as needed, is provided for any item or service required to ensure the members of the unit have the best Scouting experience possible.
Gap Funding provides direct funding to youth not in a Program Specialist or Jalando Parejo unit, but who, in order to participate in Scouting, require financial assistance. The Scouts who receive Gap Funding are part of Scouting units in neighborhoods all across Circle Ten Council.
These programs work!
- Boys participating in the ScoutReach Program believe in it and a survey of their views speaks loud and clear.
- Scouting encourages me to serve others (93% agree/strongly agree)
- Scouting encourages me to set and achieve goals (89% agree/strongly agree)
- Scouting has taught me new interests and skills (86% agree/strongly agree)
- Scouting challenges me to test my abilities (86% agree/strongly agree)
- I am more likely to help others because of Scouting (85% agree/strongly agree)
- Scouting helps me tell the difference between right and wrong (85% agree/strongly agree)
- Scouting encourages me to take responsibility (81% agree/strongly agree)
Tentative Shooting Schedule
Teams will average three hours of shooting in the Sporting Clays area, with optional side-games shooting available before and after the shooting course. There are several prizes available by shooting in the side-games.
9:00 a.m. Shoot begins
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Check-in, breakfast, welcome, games
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m Trick shot demonstration
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sporting clays course
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch and entertainment
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Top Shot competition and shooting games
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Awards ceremony and door prizes
Want to be a part of this event?
Over the past 20 years, this event has raised close to $3.7 million dollars. We need your help to provide more support to the Scouts in our community. Engage in this event now and
- Commit to an Event Package - become a Sponsor, Underwriter, or Booster.
- Join the Host Committee - as a member of the Host Committee we are asking that you sponsor a team of four shooters and recruit two additional teams.
- Register a Team - A Team consists of four shooters. The fee for the first Team is $3,500. Included in the fee is a full day of fun, all of your meals and refreshments, ammo and a door prize ticket for each shooter. If you wish to host multiple Teams, the cost for two Teams is $6,750 and the cost of three Teams is $12,000.
The following organizations and individuals have pledged their support as Sponsors, Underwriters, or Members of the Host Committee.