Shooting Sports

Purpose of BSA Shooting Sports

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 adult volunteers who have the skills and knowledge to provide quality programs in a safe and effective way.

Whether it's Archery or Firearms, Shooting Sports is one of the most popular places at Camp Alaflo. Cub Scouts are offered a unique BB and Sling shot range while Scouts BSA have can work towards Rifle Shooting, Shotgun Shooting, and Archery Merit Badge.

Scoutmasters are asked to use discretion when registering participants for programs in the Shooting Sports Area. Scoutmasters must read the requirements and evaluate the Scout’s physical size and ability, maturity, and attitude before enrolling Scouts. Scouts unable to properly hold a firearm or draw a bow will be very challenged to fulfill the merit badge requirements within the week and thus will be excused from the session by the merit badge instructor on Monday and assisted in enrolling in another program. All Shooting Sports merit badges are recommended for scouts 13 years of age or older. Scouts who have already earned a Shooting Sports merit badge are not eligible to sign up for that badge again.


Want to donate to the Council while demonstrating your Sporting Clays ability? We offer an annual Sporting Clays & Fun Shoot Fundraiser for adult Teams.