So I've been inactive on the board for a while, mainly just checking in and lurking for a bit. We've been having discussions in the NSSA about the decline of shooting sports and a decline in marksmanship and what to do about it. We ran the instructor project with the Scouts this summer and it was a great success. So much so that it's going to be greatly expanded for Instructor 2.0 next spring. There are lots of things that need to get done in order to expand on the level we're trying for. Currently, there is a severe shortage in certified NRA/NMLRA Black Powder Instructors. We're working to put a dent in that by training new instructors every year going forward. This is a fairly rare certification. Our goal is to produce 30 new instructors every year for the next 5 years. To that end, a couple of us are going to work towards becoming NRA Training Counselors as well so we can keep this rolling in coming years. To that end, we're putting on a large Muzzleloading Instructor certification class this winter in Winchester VA. Again, this is not a commonly available credential. If you're interested in attending, please PM me. We're also establishing relationships with youth organizations like Scouts, Royal Rangers, Trail Life, etc who have black powder/muzzleloading programs. I have met with several and this is starting to grow. We're working on more grant and donor support for logistics and guns for the youth to shoot with. Guns, powder, lead and other parts aren't free nor cheap. If we're to preserve our 2A rights, we have to start with the youth. They aren't being educated but indoctrinated and we have to put an end to that. Far too many of us are only interested in our little corner of the shooting sports world and aren't doing anything to counteract the problems. This is our way of working on that and we believe in going big or going home.