Author Topic: Ramseur Sept 25-26  (Read 1587 times)

Offline jmdavis

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Ramseur Sept 25-26
« on: September 20, 2010, 10:59:23 AM »
I'm looking for instructors to work with a second group of Explorer scouts for this event (the first group was at the July 30-Aug 1) shoot. We are expecting 18 new shooters and a couple that attended the July 30 shoot.

Right now we have Lawrence and myself. I'm hoping that we can get a few more. Please sign up with instructor scheduling.


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Re: Ramseur Sept 25-26
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2010, 12:21:02 AM »
I'll be there, but you already know that!
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Re: Ramseur Sept 25-26
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2010, 09:13:13 PM »
Well we had some help and day one of the Explorer Crew 7 is in  the books. I saw alot of hard work,today. I would like to thank the instructors Lawrence (SBIT), hawkeye, lawman, and "the kid,. A visit from J-hawk who helped Lawrence get the range ready yesterdayhelp us to get some more photos of the explorers. We broke for dinner around 5 pm and met at 7 to cover review (safety rules, six steps, npoa) and third strike.

I really want to thank Ishy, TruTenacity, Western Rose, Dinky and Miki for their ideas to help this middleaged man run a better shoot for 20 teenage girls. They really like the Nacy Hart story that Ishy put together and I think that Tru-Tenacity's 'patriots in Petticoats" will be a big hit tomorrow.

There have been some challenges with 20 people on the line who have never fired a rifle and didn't know the first thing about them before Lawrence did a familiarization class on wednesday. I think that I speak for all of the instructors when I say that this was a GOOD day of Appleseeding.

More in the AAR (including photos) later in the week (too many bugs on the screen to write).


Mike
"If a man does his best, what else is there?"  - General George S. Patton Jr

  ...We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
  For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
  Shall be my brother...-Shakespeare, Henry V
 

"There's a great deal of talk about loyalty from the bottom to the top. Loyalty from the top down is even more necessary and is much less prevalent. One of the most frequently noted characteristics of great men who have remained great is loyalty to their subordinates."
- General George S. Patton, Jr

"Your body can't go where your mind hasn't been."
- Alex Arrieta 1995 NTI Winner

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Re: Ramseur Sept 25-26
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2010, 09:58:24 PM »
Second Attack on Fort Henry (VA then, WV now)

In September, 1782, occurred the last siege of Fort Henry, regarded by some as the last battle of the Revolution. A force of forty irregular British soldiers and 238 Indians, under Captain Bradt, made the attack. Between the former siege and this one the homes of the settlers had been rebuilt, including that of Ebenezer Zane. His dwelling contained a store of surplus ammunition and arms and it had been decided to occupy it in case of another attack. Being notified of the approach of the enemy by John Lynn, a scout, preparations were speedily made for the expected attack. Those who demained within the Zane house were Andrew Scott, George Green, Elizabeth Zane (Colonel Zane's wife), Molly Scott, Miss McCulloch, a sister of Major Samuel McCulloch, a negro slave and his wife, "Daddy Sam" and Kate. From all other homes the occupants had entered the fort. Although Colonel David Shepherd was superior officer in the county it appears that Colonel Silas Zane was again in command.12

The first efforts of the enemy were toward destruction of the fort by battering it in every way possible. The first day was spent in futile attempts in this direction. The Indians placed their chief reliance upon burning and during the night made many attempts to burn both the fort and Colonel Zane's house. The negro slave detected the approach of an Indian and killed him as he was about to set fire to the residence. The cannon was brought into play, firing sixteen times during the attack. Being impressed by the effectiveness of the cannon, the Indians and soldiers made one of their own out of a hollow tree which they wrapped with chains found in a blacksmith shop and loaded with the balls taken from the Pittsburgh boat. When they fired it the explosion did no damage to the fort but killed and injured several persons who stood about.

It was during the second siege that the ammunition ran low in the fort and a volunteer, Elizabeth Zane, sister of Ebenezer Zane,13 ran to the cabin and returned under fire with a supply of powder, thus doing her part toward defense, and furnishing the background for a much-repeated story of pioneer days.

http://www.americanrevolution.org/women/women54.html  Lots more details here.  They might enjoy this one as well.


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Re: Ramseur Sept 25-26
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 05:43:10 PM »
HI !!!!

I speak for all  leaders of Troop and Venture crew 7 from High Point, NC when I say THANK YOU ALL OF YOU!!!!! for a great job!!! very organized and well done!!!
the teens had a blast...some of them are already talking about going back...it was kind of sad to cut the time short for a cpl of hrs...specially me !!!!
I was taking my AQT with Steve!!!!

I want that Rifleman patch so BAD!!!! I even dream about it!!!...I want to be an instructor ASAP...and start moving seriously across the community talking and convincing people about Appleseed!!!

Mike (SB), Lawrence, Steve and the rest of the instructors ...Thank you and we hope to see you soon!!!!
again thanks for a great job!!!!

Mike (ecoexplorer)

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Re: Ramseur Sept 25-26
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2010, 06:28:27 PM »
Steve...thanks for helping me out with my AQT !!!...I hope that next Sat. I'll be able to make it??? are you going to be there? I really want that patch man!!!...

thanks for helping the girls...


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Re: Ramseur Sept 25-26
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2010, 06:30:59 PM »
Lawrence...thanks for all your GREAT work  this last weekend!!!! and thanks for having us there!!!

Sorry I had to run on a short notice....

I really wanted the flags though....jejejeje

thanks for everything!!!!


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Re: Ramseur Sept 25-26
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2010, 09:27:53 PM »
An other Great weekend at Ramsuer this time with the Girl Scouts. There were several that can make rifleman with one more weekend of instruction, lots of very tight groups just need to practice getting into those positions quicker. Keaton had his 6.5mm rifle and let a few of the better shooters fire it , they all hit the center of their target. We were lucky weather wise and the rain held off for most of the day. Thank you scouts and scout leaders for all you do.
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Re: Ramseur Sept 25-26
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2010, 09:30:19 PM »
more pictures
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Re: Ramseur Sept 25-26
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2010, 09:48:19 PM »
Those smiles tell it all! Our future looks ever brighter every time I see a group of young folks like these ladies. ^:)^ Another fantastical shoot, congratulations JMD and crew. Hawkeye thanks for posting the pics O0

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Re: Ramseur Sept 25-26
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2010, 10:24:52 PM »
wow ...great pics ...thanks!!!!

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Re: Ramseur Sept 25-26
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2010, 11:03:53 PM »
Thanks OD for the link.

Sounds like a great event.  O0

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Re: Ramseur Sept 25-26
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2010, 11:21:23 PM »
The first thing I saw were those smiles!  That does say it all.  Now if some lady instructors can join them next time that would be icing on the cake.  :)

Keep persisting gals!

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Re: Ramseur Sept 25-26
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2010, 10:27:44 AM »
my dear Appleseed friends...Im trying to get a CCW permit...is there anyone (Steve, Mike, Lawrence) that is an instructor to get it???

Since I'm new at all this..I would like to get an instructor who I can feel comfortable with...and that will go slow...and personalized...

any help will be appreciated....


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Re: Ramseur Sept 25-26
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2010, 12:16:03 PM »
I can't speak for any of the AS instructors, but I know that Calibers in Greensboro has a class that is thought highly of. It is a "classroom" environment, so you may not get the 1 on 1 instruction that you desire.  I think it is a one day 8 hour (Saturday) course.