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Boy Scout Makes Archery Range Targets

8-16 boy scoutsWHITE CITY, Ore. — Ten new targets now line the Jackson County Sports Park’s archery range. A local boy scout is behind the project range officials said was much needed.

Collin Neilson said he’s lost count on the number of hours he’s spent during the last two summers planning, fund raising, and building the targets. The targets are made out a total of 1,500 square feet of used carpet.

Each target weighs more than 500 pounds, and now that he’s finished, he’s enjoying the community’s response.

“I really appreciate what’s happened here and the fact that my family and everyone here has helped me. I know there’s so many people in the archery community that are just going to absolutely love this new range that we have here,” said Neilson.

Neilson is an avid archer himself and got the idea last summer when he went to the range to shoot. The project was part of the process to become an eagle scout, and Neilson said he couldn’t have done it without the help from his friends and family.

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