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Jim Scoutten
« on: July 21, 2023, 02:20:33 PM »
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With sad hearts, Outdoor Sportsman Group announces that Jim Scoutten, co-host of the Shooting USA television program on Outdoor Channel and one of the most iconic voices in the shooting sports industry, has died at the age of 77.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jim Scoutten,” indicated the Jim Scoutten Shooting USA Facebook page.

“In his thirty years of reporting the shooting sports, Jim played a pivotal role in the industry and will be greatly missed.”

He’ll be especially missed at OSG, where he has been a fixture for many years.
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To the end, Scoutten remained enthusiastic and busy in his chosen career field, an inspiration and leader that was recognized by his peers and colleagues.

While the firearms industry and shooting sports world try to soak in the sad news of his passing today, it's also a great time to remember the smiling face and familiar words that Scoutten spoke into the TV cameras so often during his career:

"As always, shoot safely, shoot often, and keep 'em in the 10 ring."

Thanks for the memories Jim Scoutten, and we here at OSG will try to do just that.


https://www.firearmsnews.com/editorial/jim-scoutten-passing/478513
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Re: Jim Scoutten
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2023, 04:07:41 PM »
RIP JIM! 

God Bless…

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Re: Jim Scoutten
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2023, 09:50:39 PM »
Not taking away from the years of mentoring by my uncles and a few other special men, Jim Scoutten and Michael Bane are the two that moved me to the next level. Jim was a  powerhouse for the sport, and hopefully John will be able to continue in the big shoes left for him.
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Re: Jim Scoutten
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2024, 08:00:53 PM »
 I often wonder how he passed it is never listed ?

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Re: Jim Scoutten
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2024, 06:18:43 PM »
I often wonder how he passed it is never listed ?
All they say is a "short battle with his health." He was posting voice and video until very shortly before death, so that pattern always points me to undetected cancer that climaxed, a medication reaction, or a virus (flu, pneumonia, COVID, etc.).

The family has remained extremely private about his death. Obituary was done as an article for publication with a tone of a outdoor writer and no family influence. His cremation was handled by the Neptune Society, and there has been no public memorials.

The death of a public figure is always a trick to handle. No matter how public you are, you are still a member of a small nuclear family. This is your primary responsibility, and they need to remain as such. However, there is the public that feels they have a special connection. How do you work out your personal grief and family change under this mixed situation? How do you heal without losing your identity to the celebrity, and how do you keep your husband, father, grandfather, brother, etc. in that context.

When Tom Knapp died it was a very similar situation, except we learned the cause. Tom had COPD, and this condition had not been hidden. He didn't announce it, he didn't use it as a crutch, but it showed in his events. People around him in the industry knew about it and helped him deal with it publicly. Tom's family remained very private, from cremation through whatever they did to deal with the grief. However, there was a range day, a shooting event that focused on trap shooting, that was put on as a celebration of his life. Both groups allowed to participate in what they needed for healing without changing who Tom was to them.
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