Friday, April 29, 2011

Braggin' On Jack

This spring, my son Jack joined our local shooting range's youth trapshooting team. It's sponsored by the Scholastic Clay Target Program, a national organization that strives to get kids involved in the shotgun sports.

Being a fifth grader, Jack is on the younger side of things, but he's really taken to it. Like his dad, he wasn't blessed with a heaping portion of athletic ability (or really even a morsel).  But we're discovering that (also like his pop) his hand-eye coordination is pretty darn good.

Good enough to earn him and his squadmates second place in his first-ever trap shoot. More importantly, it's teaching him gun safety and sportsmanship. I'm awfully proud of the kid.


  1. What are you going to do when he starts out shooting you in the field, Mr. Scampwalker? Then us old timers will be left with nothing to do but be camp cooks and story-tellers around the campfire.

  2. At the rate he's going, that may be this fall, Terry. And there are worse things than sitting around camp telling lies, you know...