Bear Creek TRap Range Project

Brooklyn, iowa

Bear Creek Range in Brooklyn

My name is Lizzy Worthington.  I'm 16 years old, and I'm a Junior a BGM High School in Brooklyn, Iowa.

I love trap shooting and want to share it with my community.  

Please help me to build the Bear Creek Trap Range. 

Thank you,

Lizzy Worthington

Girl Scout 

Senior, BGM High School

Girl Scout Emcee, 2017 Iowa Governor's Luncheon for Scouting

April 2017 - Here I am with my parents Wayne and Glynis and Lt. Governor Kim Reyonolds (center) and Governor Brandstad (second from right).  Ms. Reyonlds became the first woman Governor of Iowa when Governor Branstad left to become Ambassador to China in May.  It was a great honor to be selected to represent Iowa Girl Scouts at the Luncheon.

Trapshooting and Education

Trapshooting is a great sport.   Right now the BGM trap team has to travel 35 miles one way to get to a trap range to practice.  Because of the distance we shoot only once a week.  With a range nearby more kids from BGM, many who do not participate in any other school sport, will have the opportunity to compete in trapshooting.  Three more communities (HLV, Tama and Belle Plaine) will finally have a range close enough to start trapshooting teams too and lots more kids can be actively involved in the sport.


"PCSA Bear Creek Range has gained some great attention.  I hope that when people hear about my project they will be inspired to build ranges, parks and other facilities for their communities.  If I can do it, they can do it too."  - Lizzy Worthington

"Education is important, and it's one of the reasons I'm working on this project.  Last year there were two students on the BGM Trap Team who thought they weren't going to college.  They earned college scholarships with their trapshooting and decided to go to college."

-- Lizzy Worthington

"Trapshooting teaches patience and rewards perseverance at the individual level.  Having this range will help us teach our kids important skills they need in the future."         

-- Jerry Slaymaker, BGM Shotgunners Coach

2016 Poweshiek County Alliance Spirit of Giving Award - youth

October 2016 - My many volunteer hours at Sea Cadets, building Bear Creek Range, and helping at church and school were recognized when I received the 2016Youth Spirit of Giving Award in Grinnell.

This is me with Eric Weiss, my boyfriend and his parents Rod and Julie of Brooklyn. My parents were at West Point with my grandparents visiting my brother.  I was glad they came with me when I received the Award.

2017 Daughters of The American Revolution Medal

Central Iowa Division, United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps

February 2017 - I was awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Medal for meritorious community service and citizenship by Sea Cadets.  I'm in the 6th row, far right of the unit photo.  I've been in Sea Cadets since I was 9 years old and am proud to be a Chief of our unit.