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
In 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.
Camp Tuckahoe – 400 Tuckahoe Road, Dillsburg, PA 17019
Hidden Valley Scout Reservation – 268 Hidden Valley Road, Louisville, PA 17047
Archery Instructor Certification Training – Level 1 & 2
Level 1 Instructor Certification Course provides graduates the necessary tools to maintain a high level of safety both on and off the archery range and ensures that minimum standards for archery instruction are consistently taught to provide for the safety and enjoyment of the participants, instructors and spectators. Level 1 Instructors are well prepared to teach beginner archery programs to people of all ages and abilities in a variety of both indoor and outdoor settings in the disciplines of target, field or 3-D archery. The Level 1 Instructor will learn about range safety, range setup, the steps of shooting, equipment and repair, programs and lesson plans.
Level 2 Instructor Certification Course includes the Level 1 Instructor Certification Course and 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 qualifies students to teach the Level 1 Instructor Certification Course. Graduates of the Level 2 Archery Instructor Certification Course are well prepared to serve as the lead instructor for long-term archery programs such as Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD), Adult Archery Program and Collegiate Archery Program clubs, as well as the Explore Archery program.
|Archery Instructor Certification Training – Level 1 & 2||November 18-19, 2017||Hidden Valley Scout Reservation||REGISTER|
|Archery Instructor Certification Training – Level 1 & 2||May 19-20, 2018||Camp Tuckahoe||REGISTER|
|Archery Instructor Certification Training – Level 1 & 2||November 17-18, 2018||Hidden Valley Scout Reservation|
Merit Badge Completion Days
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).
|Rifle Merit Badge Range Day||none at this time|
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.
|BSA Range Master Training||October 28, 2017||Camp Tuckahoe||REGISTER|
|BSA Range Master Training||January 20, 2018||Camp Tuckahoe||REGISTER|
|BSA Range Master Training||May 12, 2018||Camp Tuckahoe||REGISTER|
|BSA Range Master Training||October 27, 2018||Camp Tuckahoe|
NRA 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.
|NRA Basic Instructor Training|
NRA Pistol Instructor 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.
|NRA Pistol Instructor Course||September 8, 2018||Camp Tuckahoe|
NRA Shotgun Instructor Course
|NRA Shotgun Instructor Course||April 22, 2018||Hidden Valley Scout Reservation|
NRA Rifle Instructor Course
|NRA Rifle Instructor Course|
NRA Muzzleloading Instructor Course
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.
|NRA Muzzleloading Instructor Course|
PA Hunter-Trapper Education
|PA Hunter-Trapper Education||October 29, 2017||Hidden Valley Scout Reservation||REGISTER|
|PA Hunter-Trapper Education||November 5, 2017||Camp Tuckahoe||REGISTER|
|PA Hunter-Trapper Education||October 28, 2018||Hidden Valley Scout Reservation||REGISTER|
|PA Hunter-Trapper Education||November 4, 2018||Camp Tuckahoe||REGISTER|