If you haven’t already been out to the practice range at Ben Avery, be sure to stop by the next time you are on site. The range recently received a new look from Eagle Scout candidate Colt Van Patter who took on the FITA Practice Range as his Eagle Scout Service Project. Colt, along with 22 volunteers over three days, worked tirelessly to give this range a much needed upgrade.
These volunteers moved rocks to widen the range, pulled weeds, raked and broomed the area, and installed a permanent shooting line. In addition, the old carpet bales and metal stands were moved to the Broad head side of the range and new regulation target stands were constructed to replace the old ones. Six used target bales purchased and donated by ASAA and Desert Sky Archers have been placed on the new target stands to create a regulation range for archers to practice. In the coming weeks, Colt intends to place “diapers” on each of the targets and insert wind flags.
This project was made possible by donations from a number of contributors.
Alliance Lumber Carlson Systems
White Cap Lowe’s
MVP Tello Development Desert Sky Archers
The Smith Family Boy Scout Troop 747
The ASAA would also like to thank Colt for his hard work in giving back to the Sport of Archery!