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Upcoming Shooting Sports Trainings


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.

If you have any questions prior to registering, please contact Todd Weidner at todd.weidner@scouting.org

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.

Course Date Location
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.

Course Date Location
BSA Range Master Training January 19, 2019  Camp Tuckahoe  REGISTER
BSA Range Master Training  May 11, 2019  Camp Tuckahoe  REGISTER

PA Hunter-Trapper Education

Course Date Location
PA Hunter-Trapper Education October 21, 2018  Hidden Valley Scout Reservation  REGISTER
PA Hunter-Trapper Education November 4, 2018  Camp Tuckahoe  REGISTER