Boy Scout Shooting Sports

Boy Scout shooting sports can take place at any council approved property. This could include a BSA-approved range or a public or private commercial range or club.

The council’s camping reservation is an ideal location for shooting sports. Here, safely designed ranges may be established for the long-term camping program. Under qualified leadership, Scouts, should be given a chance to participate in these skills year-round. Local archery, angling, National Rifle Association, and sportsmen’s groups will often provide facilities and resources.

Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts can shoot small-bore rifle, shotgun, muzzleloading rifle, muzzleloading shotguns, and archery.


There are many year-round shooting sport opportunities for Scouts to enjoy-

Merit badge programs

Summer camp programs

National Rifle Association Awards