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http://www.guns.com/2015/08/02/boy-scouts-use-donated-guns-suppressors-in-unique-training-program/

Scouts in Maine are getting a chance to participate in the shooting sports with an increased level of safety on behalf of new suppressors, rifles and ammunition contributed free of charge.

This spring, the Boy Scouts of America's Pine Tree Council, which serves ten counties in central Maine, took possession of a windfall of gear with the help of gun rights groups and the shooting industry. That equipment is allowing the scouts at Camp William Hinds, a 280 acre facility in the state's Sebago Lakes Region, to use suppressor-equipped rifles, pistols and shotguns during its week-long summer camps this year.

The equipment came from a variety of vendors to include Sturm, Ruger & Company, which chipped in eight American Rimfire .22 rifles with threaded barrels; a local federal firearms license holder, Furlong Custom Creations, who handled the transfer paperwork; and two suppressor companies, Gemtech and SilencerCo, who contributed both devices and ammunition.

Gun rights groups to include the National Rifle Association helped make it all happen. NRA Education and Training Committee Chairman Joe Debergalis explained to Guns.com that it was a team effort all geared with one thing in mind: helping the scouts train as safely as possible.

The Council is using the suppressors for scouts seeking rifle and shotgun merit badges while teenage Venture Scouts are utilizing the same .22 suppressors for pistol programs.
The program is an important milestone for the scouts.


Venture Scouts, aged 14 and up, are using suppressor-equipped Smith and Wesson 22s in their pistol course. (Photo: Gemtech)

"Camp William Hinds is moving into the future by becoming the first camp in the Boys Scouts of America to use suppressors to quiet the sounds of their guns," Knox Williams, president of the American Suppressor Association, told Guns.com. "We are proud to support their efforts to make the shooting experience safer and more enjoyable for their scouts and neighbors. We hope that this initiative can serve as a model for councils nationwide."
Williams contends the devices are gaining more acceptance as increased awareness of their functionality as safety devices replaces Hollywood misconceptions
 

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