scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: BB-Guns and Archery
Rebecca Graham (regjjp@ALASKA.NET
Tue Jul 11 2000 - 12:12:58 CDT
In Cub Scouting, BB guns and archery may only be done at a camp.
Here's the Guide to Safe Scouting quote on guns and Cub Scouts:
Cub Scout Standards
Gun-shooting sports are not an approved part of the Cub Scout
program except at a
council-approved Cub Scout day camp, Cub Scout resident camp,
or Cub Scout family
camp. At camp, Cub Scouts may have an opportunity to take part
in a BB-gun (rifle)
safety and marksmanship program under the direction of a
certified BB-gun range
Cub Scouts are not permitted to use any other type of handgun
Can't find the archery standards at the moment, but it's my
understanding that archery has been changed in the past year or so and
is under the same restrictions as other shooting. That's the way it's
covered in the Cub Scout Academic and Sports book and the Bear book says
you can only do the archery electives at a Cub Scout camp.
So my guess is you'd have to be on camp staff to be certified as an
instructor. I'm sure others can fill in the letter of the law on this.