Whatever their interests, shooting sports in the BSA is a great way to peak your scouts interest in a great American past time. There are so many possibilities!
From Archery, Target shooting with .22 rifles or BB/pellet guns, Trap Shooting with Shotguns, Tomahawk Throwing, Catapults, Slingshots etc… Scouts of all ages can participate in the age appropriate shooting sport of their Choice.
Detailed information can be found in the BSA National Shooting Sports Manual available on our Council Shooting Sports Website.
Our Council’s Shooting Sports Page also has activity planning guides and checklists to help BSA Volunteers plan the activities their scouts’ desire. Information for Unit Leaders, Merit Badge Counselors, Firearms Instructors and Range Safety Officers can be found on the website as well. What a Great Resource!
The BEST Part….! Our Council Shooting Sports Committee has ongoing Training throughout the year for BSA volunteers to obtain the certifications needed to fulfill the promise of scouting and High Adventure to the youth. (Over 300 BSA volunteers have taken these courses in the last two years!)
We offer NRA Instructor Certification courses in Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzle-Loading Rifle, Pistol, Range Safety Officer Training and BSA Archery Rangemaster.
In Fact on April 23-25, 2015 the Council Shooting Sports Committee will be hosting an NRA Training Extravaganza at Camp Kiesel. At this event BSA Volunteers will have the opportunity to participate and attend in courses that will certify them to go shooting with their Districts and Units. This Training is open to all registered BSA Volunteers.
For more information please contact the Shooting sports committee Chair: Bruce Illum at firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking the link at the bottom of the Council Shooting Sports website.