Modern-day youth had the chance to go old school at the annual Bremerton Brigade Youth Day and Poulsbo Sportsman Club Family Day June 1 at the Black Powder Range of the Poulsbo Sportsman Club. The annual event, now in its second year partnering with the Poulsbo Sportsman Club, allowed kids and parents to shoot modern day rifles and shotguns on the PSC main ranges, and old-fashioned black powder guns on the Black Powder and Archery Range of the PSC.

Sixty-two youngsters and 35 parents enjoyed the beautiful Northwest weather to shoot muzzle loading guns, throw tomahawks and launch arrows during the Youth and Family Day. More than 20 Bremerton Brigade members, including family, helped put on the activities. The Bremerton Brigade Youth Day is supported by the Washington State Muzzleloader Association. The day was rounded out with demonstrations on fire making with flint and steel, fry bread cooking, kids’ games and a hot dog lunch provided by the WSMA.

The annual event is held on the first Saturday in June. The next Bremerton Brigade event is the annual rendezvous Aug. 2-4 at the PCS Black Powder Range.