Re: Score Req. for BB-Gun Sport Pin?
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Tue, 6 Jun 1995 22:52:21 -0400
To quote from Scouting Magazine:
"The belt loop and pin for BB guns were designed to be recognitions for
Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts to earn at a council day camp or resident
camp under the supervision of a qualified shooting sports range officer.
The recognition can only be awarded with the approval of the camp BB gun
shooting sports director.
"The belt loop is earned by any second-through fifth-grade Cub Scout or
Webelos Scout who, whle at camp, completes a basic BB gun marksmanship
safety course, fires 15 shots at 4- or 5-inch target (no particular score
required) and is able to adjust the BB gun sight.
"The pin is earned by completing the camp BB gun safety program and
earning at least 60 credits in firing activities with a parent or adult
partner. Credits are based on training and shooting ability rather than
on time so, if a boy is proficient, he can earn it at camp. If possible,
councils may provide extra opportunities to continue qualifying for the
pin after camp is over. However, just as at camp, a parent or adult
partner and a certified range officer must be present for the shooting
credits to be valid.
"A letter may be earned when a Scout earns the loop in camp and when the
Scout and his adult partner earn pins.
"As is the case with all Cub Scout sports and academic programs, the
intent is to expose the Scout to a new skill and recognize him for
practicing that skill. This sport is different because we are trying to
teach Cub Scouts to respect and safely handle a firearm in a controlled
camp environment under qualified trained leadership."
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
Prof. Beaver, Nat. Capital Area Council, BSA mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City