Through the Eyes of a Father and Son: The Affinity of Marksmanship

| October 26, 2017

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer LTC Jerry Lewis, 48, and his son, Josh Lewis, 16, of Fayetteville, GA, both attended and competed in the Talladega D-Day event together. TALLADEGA, Ala. – With late fall soon approaching, there are only a few more chances to enjoy outdoor marksmanship fun in 2017. The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), […]

Volunteering for Scooters Youth Hunting Camp

| September 28, 2017

By: Ashley Rumble () Ashley Knocking back an arrow in preparation to send it fourth down range. Three years ago I was able to participate in The Scooters Youth Hunting camp held each May in Emmett, Idaho.  Scooters is a camp set up so that young kids can learn and experience firearms, survival, archery, knife […]

Why I love Cowboy Action Shooting

| September 5, 2017

By: Grace Masa, my SASS alias is Raindrop Renegade. The Raindrop Renegade’s first match as a shooter; she just turned 10. I started shooting when I was 10 years old and have been competing ever since. The gun club that I shoot at is the Griffin Gun Club in Griffin, Georgia. My dad and my sister […]

Volunteering for Scooters Youth Hunting Camp

| May 25, 2017

By Ashley Rumble (14) Three years ago I was able to participate in The Scooters Youth Hunting camp held each May in Emmett, Idaho.  Scooters is a camp set up so that young kids can learn and experience firearms, survival, archery, knife sharpening, and gun cleaning.  It was a lot of fun and to pay […]

Hemphill Fires Unimaginable Standing Score at 2017 CMP 3P Air Rifle Regionals

| April 18, 2017

CIVILIAN MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM Camp Perry Training Site, Bldg. 3 P.O. Box 576, Port Clinton, OH 43452 Tel (419) 635-2141 Web site:  www.TheCMP.org On-Line Newsletter:  http://thecmp.org/communications/the-first-shot/ By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer In a remarkable performance at the 2017 Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Regional Three-Position Air Rifle Championships, Kristen Hemphill, 17, of TX Hill Country Shooting Club, […]

Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation Scholarship Program

| April 13, 2017

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation is proud to announce the 2017 SCTP and SASP Scholarship Program. The scholarship program rewards deserving Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program graduating seniors with needed college assistance. Through this program the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation has provided over $200,000 in scholarship funds in the last four […]

Sydney Rockwell – Competitive Shooter

| March 12, 2017

From SPRING 2015 issue Hi! My name is Sydney Rockwell and I am a 14-year-old competitive shooter living in Knoxville, Tennessee. When I was 9, I took the Hunter Safety Course and started hunting and shooting rifles with my uncle and dad. I took my first buck when I was 10. I was hooked immediately […]

Thompson Repeats Record-Breaking 3×20 Performance to Win Overall at the 2016 Camp Perry Open

| February 7, 2017

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer CAMP PERRY, Ohio – At the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) 2017 Camp Perry Open, Emma Thompson, 16, of Freeport High School, astoundingly broke her own 3×20 sporter air rifle qualification National Records (notably, for the third time) that she had previously set only a month ago at the Gary Anderson […]

CMP Adds New Junior Pistol Awards to 2017 National Matches

| February 7, 2017

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer CAMP PERRY, Ohio – To better recognize its remarkable junior pistol competitors, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has added specialized awards to the 2017 National Trophy Pistol Matches, fired at the renowned Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in Ohio. (Above: Juniors from around the country travel to the National […]

Tyssen, Thompson Set Over 10 National Records at 2016 Gary Anderson Invitational

| December 14, 2016

By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer  CAMP PERRY, Ohio; ANNISTON, Ala. – Shannon Tyssen of Upson Lee High School JROTC in Georgia and Emma Thompson of Freeport High School in Illinois captured the essence of the Gary Anderson Invitational’s namesake (a two-time gold medalist and multi-world record holder) as they shattered 12 collective National Records during […]

CMP Shooting Scholarships!

| November 13, 2016

Marksmen Student-athletes Apply Now for 2017-2018 CMP Scholarships By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer CAMP PERRY, OH – The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is delighted to again award exemplary student-athletes for the 2017-2018 school year in their future endeavors through its annual scholarship program. The CMP offers $1,000 one-year scholarships based on merit and rifle or […]

Adventure IQ Kids Camp 2015

| October 2, 2016

By: Ashley Rumble (13) Ever since I joined Junior Shooters shooting team, I’ve gotten a lot of really amazing opportunities, and the most recent one is Adventure IQ’s Kids’ Survival Camp. It was in some ways a lot different than I expected but was a great experience. Adventure IQ is a camp held once a […]