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Leaders in the Making

At the 2011 Pheasant Fest, the National Youth Leadership Council posed with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsak.

At this year’s Pheasant Fest in Kansas City, the Youth Village will be run entirely by young people ages 13 to 18, all members of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s National Youth Leadership Council.  These young adults will welcome thousands of visitors and help other youngsters enjoy shooting, archery, casting, nature crafts and more in the youth village.  They will promote our organization and sign up Ringnecks and Whistlers members.  They will answer questions and provide information.  They will be role models for other young people who visit the youth village.  It  is our belief that young people are the best recruiters for other youth to outdoor sports, hunting, shooting and conservation.  We could not be more proud of the 18 young men and women who serve on the National Youth Leadership Council and fulfill this role in their communities.  If you are planning to attend Pheasant Fest, stop by Rudy’s Youth Village and meet these young leaders.

Get ‘em Outdoors is written by Cheryl Riley, Pheasants Forever’s Vice President of Education and Outreach. Email her at CRiley@pheasantsforever.org


2 Responses to “Leaders in the Making”

  1. Joshua Racey says:

    Sounds like a phenomenal program, for both the youth and the Pheasant’s Forever organization.

  2. Roger Burns says:

    National Youth Leadership Council is top notch. Have had the opportunity
    to meet a couple of the members and they visited a Youth Day our local chapter sponsors and they were extremely well received and immediately got the respect of the group. They both were humble, enthusiastic about PF and its programs and excited about our group getting started. They shared ideas and suggested some priorities to keep in mind as our group gets organized. Can’t say enough about these youth. They are first class, sharp, intelligent, outstanding young adults! I’m proud to say I’m a member of PF and these folks are part of the org.


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