Trailblazer Adventure Program

Sponsoring Agency or Organization

Contact: Derrek Shively


Phone: 614-888-4868

Program details

The Trailblazer Adventure Program was designed to expose families to outdoor activities during the Trailblazer Adventure Day and offer them the chance to engage in other outdoor related activities with integration partners.

This program serves as an all-around introduction to the thrill of outdoor sports and the importance of conservation. It is typically hosted by youth serving organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the United States and YMCA. Other hosts and partners are the U.S. Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, local school systems and state wildlife agencies. The Trailblazer Adventure Day features a variety of activities, demonstrations and orientation sessions designed to show children and their parents what the outdoor lifestyle is all about. Activities include firearm safety, archery, trapping, fishing and much more. All activities are conducted under the supervision of experienced Trail Guides with an emphasis on safety. Local Field Directors, U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance Foundation representatives, attend each event to ensure coordination between all participating organizations.

The Trailblazer Adventure Program has integrated with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and the Bass Federation Nation (BASS) to assist in educating the youth of today. It continues to work with other national, regional and local organizations and associations on integrating with the Trailblazer Adventure Program to develop additional outdoor education and shooting opportunities.

Planning and Evaluation

Program objectives: 

Introduce shooting, hunting, fishing and conservation education to a non-traditional audience.

Gain acceptance of these activities as a legitimate lifestyle.

Create, facilitate and encourage follow-up outdoor activities that increase the number of participants who ultimately elect to try hunting and fishing.

Manual or Plan

This program has a manual or plan: Yes


This program is evaluated: Yes

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