HOW CAN I BECOME INVOLVED INDIVIDUALLY OR AS A SPONSOR?
The SCCYSL is a nonprofit organization that is run entirely by volunteers. Conducting approximately 45, two hour shooting sessions per year is a daunting task for the staff Instructors who attend. That is approximately 360 man hours per year that have to be covered. Thus, the SCCYSL is constantly in the need of new volunteers. As a nonprofit organization, our volunteers can claim tax deductions for mileage driven to attend our shooting sessions. The League keeps a record of staff attendance and issues a letter each December attesting to the volunteer's effort. The SCCYSL has two Chief Range Safety Officers who will train and certify any volunteer Instructor as a "Range Safety Officer" free of charge. If you have an interest in working in our program, please contact the SCCYSL via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SCCYSL is also associated with the United Way. Individuals may be able to direct their United Way contributions directly to the Southern Chester County Youth Shooting League by listing us directly using designee number 12794 if you are donating through the Southeastern Pennsylvania United Way or 8415 if you are donating through the Delaware State United Way. We will not be listed in the United Way booklet but you can direct a donation to us using the Donor Specified Donation Form available from your employer.
The SCCYSL raises funds by selling clean, used pistol and rifle brass. Any donation of used brass would be greatly appreciated. Just contact us at SCCYSL22@hotmail.com.
In addition to volunteers, the SCCYSL needs help with funds and materials to run our programs. Although we received startup funds from the National Rifle Association 23 years ago and grants from the NRA Foundation, these types of funds allow us to institute new programs and improve our current operations. We do not rely upon grants to pay the week-to-week costs of running the League. Thus, we are a self-funding organization for routine League operations. Each week alone, the youngsters fire about 600 to 800 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition at a cost of approximately $70.00 per session. That is approximately $3500 per year for 22 caliber ammunition alone at current prices and the price of ammunition is increasing. We calculate that it costs about $250 per year per child to keep the League solvent. Since membership dues are $100 per child per year, each youngster requires the equivalent of an additional $150. Any donations of funds, .22 ammunition, cleaning materials, targets, shooting equipment, mats, spotting scopes, shooting clothing, literature, eye and ear protection, tools for repairing firearms, aperture sights, repair parts, targets, staples, safety literature, postage, appropriate educational DVD's etc. would be greatly appreciated. Again, as we are an IRS approved nonprofit organization. Any donations are tax deductible and the League will provide you with a tax receipt. Commercial firms that donate money or materials will have their names added to the Sponsor section of this web page. Here is a chance for gun shops, etc. to pass on overstocked items or slowly moving products for a good cause.
Another need of the SCCYSL is to develop mutually beneficial relationships with other youth oriented groups, with safety and community minded groups and with other shooting sports groups. If you are currently involved in one of these activities and think that both our group and yours could benefit from interaction, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Finally, bring your youngsters to one of our Monday evening sessions. The League requires new members in order to grow and bring the message of safe and responsible firearms handling to the youth of our area.