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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.

 

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
Registration
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  

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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).

Course Date Location
Registration
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.

Course Date Location
Registration
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  

 

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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.

Course Date Location
Registration
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.

Course Date Location
Registration
NRA Pistol Instructor Course September 8, 2018  Camp Tuckahoe  

 

NRA Shotgun Instructor 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
NRA Shotgun Instructor Course April 22, 2018  Hidden Valley Scout Reservation  

 

NRA Rifle Instructor Course

The shotgun instructor course is designed to teach you how to conduct the NRA Basic Rifle course. There is classroom and shooting time of pistols involved in this course. This course is for Scouters and is provided for those leaders who will be serving as Rifle Instructors at Scout shooting events.
Course Date Location
Registration
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.

Course Date Location
Registration
NRA Muzzleloading Instructor Course      

 

PA Hunter-Trapper Education

Course Date Location
Registration
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