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Welcome to the Shooting Sports Information Page. Here you will find updates & information regarding Scouting shooting sports. Watch this page for information regarding Scout related: merit badges, events, safety, training, & opportunities
safetyIn Scouting events and activities, the BSA’s primary consideration is the safety of its youth and adult members. To achieve that goal, the BSA, in consultation with other organizations, has created specific guidelines for the shooting sports. These organizations also provide training and instructor certification by discipline-specific subject matter experts to prepare those individuals who will serve in a leadership or supervisory role in the various shooting sports activities.

 

Merit Badge Completion DaysMeritBadges

Shooting Merit Badge Completion Class is an opportunity for Scouts who have a partial merit badge to complete the badge. Scouts typically receive a partial merit badge because they did not meet the minimum shooting score requirement, or did not clean a firearm. The Scout must bring documentation indicating the requirements already completed (e.g., blue card or documentation from the unit advancement or Scoutmaster).

 

Course Date Location
Registration
Rifle Merit Badge Range Day none at this time

 

2016/2017 Training:leader-patches

(Camp Tuckahoe Directions; Hidden Valley Directions)

 

Basic Instructor Training (BIT)-

The BIT course is designed to teach you how to setup and conduct NRA firearms instructor courses. There is no firearm shooting involved in this course. This course is for Scouters and is provided for those leaders who will be serving as firearm instructors at Scout shooting events.

Course Date Location
Registration
Basic Instructor Training 4/21 – 4/23/17 Hidden Valley, Loysville

 

BSA Range Master Training-

Operation of BB, Archery, and Other Shooting Sports Ranges for Scouting activities and events require qualified, trained BSA Range Masters.

This Training is offered at no cost; the certification is valid for two years. We only ask that you pledge support for Council, District, and/or Unit Shooting Programs.

Course Date Location
Registration
BSA Range Master Training 5/13/17 Camp Tuckahoe, Dillsburg  REGISTER
BSA Range Master Training 10/28/17 Camp Tuckahoe, Dillsburg

 

Instructor Pistol Shooting Course-

The pistol instructor course is designed to teach you how to conduct the NRA Basic Pistol course. There is classroom and shooting time of semi automatic pistols and revolvers in this course. This course is for Scouters and is provided for those leaders who will be serving as Pistol Instructors at Venture Scout shooting events.

Course Date Location
Registration
Instructor Pistol Shooting Course none at this time

 

Instructor Shotgun Shooting Course-

The shotgun instructor course is designed to teach you how to conduct the NRA Basic Shotgun course. There is classroom and shooting time of 12 and/or 20ga shotguns involved in this course. This course is for Scouters and is provided for those leaders who will be serving as Shotgun Instructors at Scout shooting events.
Course Date Location
Registration
Instructor Shotgun Shooting Course 4/21 – 4/23/17 Hidden Valley, Loysville

 

Level 1 Archery Instructor-

This Certification Course provides graduates the necessary tools to maintain a high level of safety both on and off the archery that minimum standard for archery instruction are consistently taught to provide for the safety and enjoyment of the participants,

Course Date Location
Registration
Level 1 Archery Instructor 5/20/17 Camp Tuckahoe, Dillsburg
Level 1 Archery Instructor 11/19/17 Hidden Valley, Loysville

 

Level 2 Archery Instructor

This Certification Course provides students with an introduction to the National Training System (NTS), Steps of Shooting for recurve and compound, equipment and accessory setup, athlete development and events, as well as qualifying students to teach the Level 1 Instructor Certification Course.

Course Date Location
Registration
Level 2 Archery Instructor 5/21/17 Camp Tuckahoe, Dillsburg
Level 2 Archery Instructor 11/20/17 Hidden Valley, Loysville

 

Muzzleloading Certification Upgrades-

This course is designed to teach you how to conduct the NRA Basic ML course. There is classroom and shooting time of muzzle loaders involved in this course. This course is for Scouters and is provided for those leaders who will be serving as Muzzleloading Instructors at Scout shooting events.

Course Date Location
Registration
Muzzleloading Certification Upgrades 4/21 – 4/23/17 Hidden Valley, Loysville

 

PA Hunter and Trapper Education-

Course Date Location
Registration
PA Hunter and Trapper Education 5/7/17 Camp Tuckahoe, Dillsburg
PA Hunter and Trapper Education 10/29/17 Hidden Valley, Loysville
PA Hunter and Trapper Education 11/5/17 Hidden Valley, Loysville

 

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