The Chelsea Rod and Gun Club fully supports the local community Troop 425 of the Boy Scouts of America and allows the use of our club facilities and grounds for their regular meetings and other special events. Troop 425 meets every Monday in the CRG clubhouse at 7:00pm. For more information on The Boy Scouts of America and Troop 425, visit their website: http://www.t425.org/. Additionally, through special requests to our BOD, our club facilities and grounds can be available for other youth group activities and special events.
The Chelsea Rod and Gun Club, as a charter member of the MUCC, also supports the MUCC Camp for Kids program. The program is an outdoors camp for children from 9 to 16 years of age for the purpose of educating and promoting conservation. They learn about fishing, riflery, archery, ecology, and other fun outdoor topics and activities so that they can enjoy the outdoors safely and responsibly. For 2011 – The Camp is located at the Cedar Lake Outdoor Center in Chelsea, MI. The CRG provided a large amount of support in the securing and rebuilding of the Cedar Lake facilities in Chelsea as a new location to hold the Camp for Kids. Additionally, the CRG facilitates the use of our ranges and provides volunteer support for Youth Camp shooting events. Our partner organization – The Pineview Conservation Club – also sponsors 2-3 selected children of the families of the membership each year to attend the Camp for Kids. For more information, visit the Camp for Kids website: http://www.mucc.org/camp/index.php
Scholarships / St. Patrick’s Day Dinner:
This annual event is open to club members and guests. For some 20 years the club has sponsored this event featuring traditional corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots as the mainstays for this St. Patrick’s Day dinner. This is a very worthwhile and family fun activity with proceeds going to our scholarship fund. Some trivia of interest: we have served well over 3500 lbs. of corn beef, 300 heads of cabbage, 150 heads of celery, 500 lbs red potatoes, 350 lbs small onions, 300 lbs carrots, and 2300 dinner rolls.
Our program has donated in excess of $25,000 to the Chelsea Community Schools College Scholarship Program. We award at least three $500.00 scholarships annually in our effort to support the local community and promote the future of wildlife conservation. Thanks to support from our members and the Chelsea community, in 2011 we were able to donate FIVE scholarships at over $1100 each! These scholarships are awarded to students who wish to explore a career in natural resources, conservation, biology, law enforcement, or related fields.