Last year, Cheri Winter, Bachman Valley Branch Vice President had a friend whose son (11 years old) had recently completed Maryland's Hunter's Safety Course and wanted to hunt deer so she invited him and his son to hunt on her QDM property. The hunt went well even though no deer were harvested. Cheri had to go out of town so she lent her crossbow to her friend, Tom and his son Malcolm to use while she was gone as she had already taught them how to use it. While she was out of the state, she received two texts that Malcolm had taken his first doe and then a second doe and was hooked on crossbows. Tom then asked Cheri to be on the lookout for a used crossbow for Malcolm. Barry Harden, Bachman Valley Branch President had a brand new crossbow and decided to give the crossbow to Malcolm. We invited Malcolm and his dad, Tom to attend our 2012 Annual REACH Banquet where we would surprise Malcolm with the crossbow. E.W. Grimes, Director of the Maryland State Chapter, Barry Harden, President of the Bachman Valley Branch and Cheri Winter, Vice President of the Bachman Valley Branch presented Malcolm with his very own crossbow at the REACH Banquet and Malcolm was thrilled to receive it. The Bachman Valley Branch and the Maryland State Chapter take every opportunity to encourage youth to get into and stay into hunting and we congratuate Tom for his efforts to teach Malcolm ethics and safety about hunting. We thank Cheri for being a great mentor and always extending a helping hand to fellow hunters and youth!