EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (BOY SCOUTS NEWS RELEASE) - The Chippewa Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America was awarded a $25,000 grant from the NRA Foundation in order to make improvements to the shooting range at Camp Phillips. This project will involve extending the present rifle range and adding a trap shooting area.
Over 2,000 youth attend Camp Phillips during each summer camp season. Chippewa Valley Council Scouts come from ten counties in northwestern Wisconsin: Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Washburn. Scout groups from other areas of Wisconsin as well as some out-of-state groups also visit Camp Phillips and utilize the shooting sports area.
On Saturday, May 11, 2013, Bud Larson, Local Voting Member, Indianhead Friends of the NRA & Judy Larson, Chair, Indianhead Friends of the NRA presented the $25,000 grant check to Chippewa Valley Council Scout Executive, Matt Hill.