Shooting Sports

The Boy Scouts of America use responsible outdoor activities to promote character development and value based leadership training. Shooting sports have the ability to attract and retain youth in the movement. Millions of young people participate in one or more of the sports annually—archery, rifle shooting, shotgun activities, etc.—guided by NRA Instructors who have the skills and knowledge to provide quality programs in a safe and effective way. The Boy Scouts of America adheres to its longstanding policy of teaching its youth and adult members the safe, responsible, intelligent handling, care, and use of firearms, air rifles, BB guns, and archery equipment in planned, carefully managed, and supervised programs.

 

If you have any questions about shooting sports please contact our NRA Instuctor Chuck Hoover for Archery questions please contact Matther Bowman.

 

 

Rifle and Shotgun Merit Badge

Our Next Merit Badge Weekend is August 15, 2020 (See Registration button @ bottom of page)

Cost is $40 for Rifle, $55 for Shotgun, "Summer Camp Completion for Rifle and Shotgun " $20

All participants should come prepard by having read the appropriate merit badge pamphlets and bring with them all necessary material outlined in the requirements. Scouts who already possess shooting skills will be given an opportunity to complete the shooting portion of the Rifle, or Shotgun Merit Badge requirements. Shooting opportunities will be available using NRA Certified Instructors to score targets and assist Scouts to learn techniques that will improve their performance. If a Scout comes prepared with the knowledge necessary to discuss the requirments to the satisfaction of the councelor, a signed blue card from his Scoutmaster and shoots a required score, he or she can complete all requirements on that day for either the Rifle Shooting or Shotgun Shooting merit badge.

Fees Cannot be collected at the event

Units will need to provide all their own meals. Attendees must bring their own meals 

Scouts Must bring a signed "Blue Card" giving approval from his Unit Leader to attend and their merit badge pamphlet

Those attending only the "Summer Camp Completion" class need to be sure and bring their "partial" signed blue card in order to recieve credit for the remaining requirements.

As with all BSA activities, Youth Protection Training is required of all adult leaders in attendance. Please bring proof of current YPT.

Units should plan to arrive Friday night as classes begin promptly at 8:00 am on Saturday morning. Check in Friday night at the Admin Bulding between 7 & 9 pm. Please be respectful to others and show up on time!

The class should end Saturday evening but in the event it does not due to class size and range time needed it may conclude Sunday morning. Units are encouraged to plan on staying Saturday night and departing mid day on Sunday.  

 

Archery Merit Badge

Our Next Merit Badge Weekend is August 15, 2020(See Registration button @ bottom of page)

Cost is $20.00

All Classes start promptly on Saturday morning at 8 am at the dining hall. 

This one day event will make available registered merit badge counselors for the Archery merit badge staffed Archery ranges. All participants should come prepared by having read the appropriate merit badge pamphlet and bringing with them all necessary materials outlinded in the requirements. Shooting opportunities will be available using USA Archery Certified Instructors to score targets and assist Scouts to learn techniques that will improve thier performance. If a Scout comes prepared with the knowledge necessary to discuss the requirements to the satisfaction of the counselor, a signed blue card from their Unit Leader and shoots a minimum score, they can complete all requirements on this day for the Archery MB. 

Meals are NOT included- units/participants are responsible for all their meals

Adults must bring proof of current Youth Protection Training

Fees Cannot be collected at the event.

 

 

NRA Basic Firearms Instructor Course or Rifle, OR Shotgun,(may select only one) and RSO

Upcoming NRA Basic Class Dates: March 13-15, 2020 and September 25-27, 2020(See Registration button @ bottom of page)

Cost is $40 for Rifle, $60 for Shotgun, and $80 for RSO

Basic Shotgun or Rifle course participants will get the NRA's The Basics of Shotgun or Rifle Shooting handbook, and intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, fundamentals of shotgun shooting, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of shotgun and rifle sports and activities. Both courses will include information about firearm knowledge and safe handling, ammunition knowledge and fundamentals of shooting, and shoting sports and activities. In addition, practical skills will include firing the first shots (includes cleaning and storage), and standing shooting positions (including prone, kneeling, and sitting positions for Rifle). This course is a required pre-requisite for the NRA Instructor course and a minimum firearm handling and matksmanship competency must be demonstrated to successfully complete the course. More information about the courses of fire, written testing, etc. will be provided during the course. There are no provisions made for youth that are not participating in the course. 

Registration fees cannot be collected at the event. 

Participants will be assigned adirondacks in Cleveland Campsite based on the number attendees upon registration.

Participants must bring their own bedding and personal gear. All course materials will be provided.

Meals are Not included. Participants are responsible for all their meals

Uniforms are not required.

Participants should expect to arrive Friday night and check-in at the Admin Building between 7 & 9 pm as classes begin promptly at 8:00 am on Saturday morning.

As with all BSA activities, youth protection training is required of all adults leaders in attendance.

 

 

NRA Instructor Courses- Firearms Instructor - Rifle or Shotgun, and RSO 

Upcoming NRA Instructor Course dates: Nov. 8-10, 2019(See Registration button @ bottom of page) April 17-19, 2020 and October 16-18

Cost: $100 for Rifle OR Shotgun, $80 for RSO

This event will provide training to lead courses in Rifle, Shotgun, or become a Range Safety Officer (RSO). Upon satisfactory completion, the participant may qualify by NRA standards to instruct in that discipline subject to the age stipulation of the NRA. The courses are designed to train experienced shooters how to lead the NRA Basic or First Steps course for a single discipline as NRA certified instructors. Additionally, you will be able to conduct these courses outside of the Boy Scout programs. Your certification does not automatically allow you to sign off as a merit badge counselor for the rifle or shotgun merit badge. To do so you must first register and be approved as a Rifle/Shotgun Merit Badge Counselor by the Council Advancement Committee. (forms available at the course) Participants are NOT required to become members of the NRA(although it's highly recommended) as certified instructors, however, your training certification is good for one year and will require additional fees(about $50) payable to the NRA at the completion of the course to register you as an NRA Instructor. Please bring a blank check with you. If you are a current NRA member bring your membership number with you.

 

You must Complete the Basic NRA Course before taking the Instructor Level Course.

 

Participants will be housed in the lower staff area. Cabins will be reserved for youth males, youth females,(under age 18) adult males, and adult females.

Participants must bring their own bedding and personal gear. All course materials and meals Saturday & Sunday will be provided. Uniforms are not required.

Schedule: Friday 7:00pm- opening session in the staff area, plan to attend. Basic Instrutor Course/Saturday 8am- Discipline specific training Sunday-8am Discipline specific training (should end at approximately at 4pm on Sunday) You must present for the entire class to receive credit.

As with all BSA activities, youth protection training is required of all adults leaders in attendance.

Bring Proof of Current YPT to the Friday Night Session

 

Fees cannot be collected at the event. 

 

Archery

Upcoming Archery LVL I class dates: Nov, 8-10, 2019 (See Registration button @ bottom of page) March 13-15, 2020, April 17-19, 2020, September 25-27, 2020 and October 16-18, 2020

USA Archery Level I Certification Class

This course is an introduction on how to teach archery on a basic level. Teaching beginning archers to be safe with Archery Equipment while on the Ranger. Learn how to teach basic form and steps of shooting to get archers on target in and organized format. You will be able to teach archers safely while they learn skills for competition or just for fun! Class does have hands on range training and a written test at the end.

No experience needed. Participants must be 15 yrs old to take this class.

SAFE sports training must be completed online before certification is complete. (Free class) 

 

Course fee includes all meals on Saturday and Sunday (bring dinner for Friday night)  and all training materials.

Participants will be housed in the lower staff area. Bring bedding and personal items. 

No Uniforms Required.

Level 1 Classes begin on Saturday morning at 8 am and conclude about 5 pm.

Fees cannot be collected at the event.

 

 

USA Archery Level II Certification Class (You MUST Complete Level I before taking Level II)

Upcoming Archery LVL II Class dates: November 8-10, 2019 (See Registration button @ bottom of page) April 17-19, 2020 and October 16-18, 2020

This course is designed to futher instructor knowledge in the National Training System for archery, work with more advance equipment, and learn different formats of Archery. You will learn how to improve archers form and shooting technique based on Biomechanical techniques.This course will teach you different types of archery equipment, proper set-up for intended use, plan long term programs and minor competitions for intermediate archers, and also learn how to plan, organize, and run Level 1 instructor classes.

Must be a member of USA Archery, Complete at Team USA background check, and online SAFE sport training. Experience in archery preferred. Participant must be 18 yrs old to take this class

You may bring your own equipment. Must be in safe working order and able to be secured when on site.

 

Course fee includes all meals on Saturday and Sunday (bring dinner for Friday night) and all training materials.

Participants will be housed in the lower staff area. Bring bedding and personal items. 

No Uniforms Required. 

Level 2 Classes begins on Friday evening at 6pm and conclude on Sunday about noon.

Fees cannot be collected at the event.

 

 

  • 2019 NRA Basic Rifle or Shotgun/RSO/Archery LVL I
    September 06, 2019 to September 08

  • 2019 NRA Instr Rifle/Shotgun/RSO/Archery I or II
    November 08, 2019 to November 10

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  • NRA Basic Rifle or Shotgun/RSO/Archer LVL 1 2020
    March 13, 2020 to March 15

  • NRA Instr Rifle/Shotgun/RSO/Archery I or II 2020
    April 17, 2020 to April 19

  • Archery/Rifle/Shotgun or S. Camp MB Comp. 2020
    August 15, 2020

  • NRA Basic Rifle or Shotgun/RSO/Archery LVL I 2020
    September 25, 2020 to September 27

  • NRA Instr. Rifle/Shotgun/RSO/Archery I or II 2020
    October 16, 2020 to October 18