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||May 19-20, 2018||Camp Tuckahoe||REGISTER|
|Archery Instructor Certification Training – Level 1 & 2||November 17-18, 2018||Hidden Valley Scout Reservation||REGISTER|
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||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||REGISTER|
NRA Instructor Courses
The Basic Instructor Training 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.
Having completed BIT, students can then take their specific discipline of training, whether it be Rifle, Shotgun, Pistol, or Muzzleloader.
The Range Safety Officer Training is designed to teach you how to serve as a RSO. 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 RSOs at Scout shooting events.
|NRA BIT, Rifle & Shotgun Instructor Course||April 20-22, 2018||Hidden Valley Scout Reservation||REGISTER|
|NRA BIT & Muzzleloader Instructor Course||September 7-9, 2018||Hidden Valley Scout Reservation|
|NRA Range Safety Officer Training||September 8, 2018||Hidden Valley Scout Reservation|
PA Hunter-Trapper Education
|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|