Free Archery Equipment and Training Available to South Dakota Schools
South Dakota school personnel who wish to incorporate the National Archery in the School Program (NASP) in their curriculum have an opportunity to attend free training sessions offered by the Game, Fish and Parks Department.
The free training will be offered on Sept. 26 in Chamberlain, Sept. 30 at Oacoma and Oct. 13 in Rapid City.
Upon successful completion of the day-long training, schools will be eligible to receive all of the equipment necessary to conduct student archery classes Each school will receive 12 bows, five-dozen arrows, an arrow curtain, five targets, a bow rack and a repair kit. Schools will also be eligible to participate in state and national NASP tournaments.
"School officials are enthusiastic about this program because it offers free training and free archery equipment," said GPFâ€™s Curt Robertson, NASP coordinator for South Dakota. "Teachers receive a minimum eight-hour safety and proficiency training session, and then their schools are eligible for the free equipment."
Openings are still available for the archery training. School officials wishing to register teachers for the program, or with questions about the program, should contact Curt Robertson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 605-223-7666.