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National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassador Program

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Each year, NRA’s Youth Cooperative Organizations such as Boy Scouts of America (BSA), National High School Rodeo Association, Royal Rangers, BSA Venturing, and USA Shooting, nominate outstanding young people to represent their organization at national events. During their term, Ambassadors provide perspective and serve as advisers on youth shooting sports topics. Not only does the Youth Ambassador program encourage growth of the shooting sports, but it also encourages increased industry support of youth shooting. If you are a member of one of these youth groups and meet the criteria, please contact your organization directly to apply for this program.

Youth who are interested in becoming Ambassadors must be: 

  • At least 16 years old and no older than 21 years old
  • Active in a Youth Shooting Sports Program
  • Able to travel one week in January/February to the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • A successful public speaker
  • Enjoy writing articles
  • Able to attend the National Rifle Association's Annual Meetings

Youth Cooperative Organizations

Each of these Youth Organizations supports the mission to educate our youth on safe firearm usage and the outdoor lifestyle, and has an Ambassador representative. Please contact the organization directly if you are interested in becoming their representative. 

Boy Scouts Of America and BSA Venturing

Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults, with an emphasis in adventure, leadership, personal growth and service.


National High School Rodeo Association

The National High School Rodeo Association promotes the sport of rodeo and educates and exposes its positive image to the general public while preserving Western Heritage.


National Rifle Association

The National Rifle Association is America's longest-standing civil rights organization. Together with our more than five million members, we're proud defenders of history's patriots and diligent protectors of the Second Amendment.

The NRA representative to the Ambassador program is chosen from the top three Outstanding Achievement Youth Award winners.

Royal Rangers

The Royal Rangers program is an activity-based, small group church ministry for boys and young men in grades K-12. Their mission is to evangelize, equip and empower the next generation of Christlike men and lifelong servant leaders. They provide Christlike character formation and servant leadership development for boys and young men in a highly relational and fun environment.


USA Shooting

USA Shooting was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of shooting in April 1995. The organization implements and manages development programs and sanctions events at the local, state, regional and national levels.

USA Shooting Chooses their Ambassador from the National Jr. Development Team


Want To Know More

For more information about the National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors program, email