Texas State Rifle Association Honors Triplets Who Earn Eagle

Texas State Rifle Association Honors Triplets Who Earn Eagle

 Texas State Rifle Association Honors Triplets Who Earn Eagle

The largest firearms and shooting sports organization in the Lone Star State, the Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA) is pleased to honor the accomplishments of Matthew, Nicholas and Zachary Genin of Austin, Texas, for achieving Eagle Scout. In recognition of their achievements, the TSRA recently presented each of the boys with a five-year junior membership in the TSRA.

"Eagle Scout is the highest achievement in the Boy Scouts, so we congratulate the Genin boys for their dedication to the ideals of scouting and for their commitment to their community,” says TSRA Executive Director Doug DuBois, Jr. “These three are great examples of the fine, young men who are emerging as our leaders in Texas, as well as the nation, and they will be tackling important issues and defending our Second Amendment right in the very near future. With Matthew, Nicholas and Zachary, I believe our future is in good hands."

The triplets, all seniors at Bowie High School, are the sons of David and Christy Genin and members of Troop 256 of the Capitol Area Council. As part of their ascension to Eagle, each of the Genin boys completed a different project. Matthew led a conservation project behind Timy Baranoff Elementary School as he redesigned pathways, erected an owl house and cleared debris and overgrown vegetation to provide the school with a safe outdoor classroom experience. Nicholas’ project added benches and four-square courts to the break area at Bailey Middle School, as well as beautifying the area by cleaning and adding crushed granite. Zachary developed and led an advertising campaign for the Blood Center of Central Austin in the Shady Hollow subdivision in South Austin. His campaign was so successful, they ran out of bags and were forced to turn away donors.

Founded in 1919, the Texas State Rifle Association is the largest firearms and shooting sports organization in Texas with nearly 40,000 members. TSRA is also the largest, award-winning state affiliate of the National Rifle Association and is sanctioned by the Civilian Marksmanship Program. As a part of its public education efforts, the association produces a full-color bimonthly publication, TSRA Sportsman, which updates members on current news, hunter education programs, shooting sports competitions, and important issues effecting their Second Amendment rights. The TSRA also hosts an annual meeting every February that features exciting fund-raising auctions, informative speakers, exhibitors, and other events.

For membership or other information about the Texas State Rifle Association, visit www.TSRA.com or call 512.615.4200.