scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: What are BSA certification requirements for archery/BB guns?
Wendell Brown (wbrown@ARKIE.NET
Tue Jul 11 2000 - 14:37:27 CDT
On Tue, 11 Jul 2000 09:34:34 -0500, Marjorie Whitmore wrote:
>What does a person have to do to get "BSA certified" in archery? Are
>archery/BB certification part of the same thing, or are they separate? If
>they are separate, and if anyone knows what they are, I'd also like the BB
>certification requirements for future reference.
Since you are talking about BB's I assume you are talking CUB SCOUTS,
so I will address this as such. To be certified to run a Cub Scout BB
or archery range you have to go through a Cub Scout Range Officer
Certification class (I don't know if that is the official title or not
but it's what I write on the training cards when I offer this class).
The ONLY person eligible to teach this class is a person who holds one
or more of the following certifications: 1) a CURRENT National Camp
School Shooting Sports certification (probably the range director for
your Boy Scout summer camp); 2) a NRA Rifle Instructor (BB only); or 3)
an American Archery Association Level 1 Instructor (Archery only).
>Our pack has SEVERAL competent, willing, and eager leaders (and
>parents!!!!!) who will do whatever is needed to earn BSA certification in
>both areas. The only thing holding these people back is a lack of
>information. As a pack, we have been trying to find out what to do for
>about 10 months. The eagerness is starting to wane. Please help us.
I offered this class last weekend for camp directors but it sounds to
me like you are hoping to shoot in your pack. This is NOT an approved
Cub Scout activity! The BB and Archery belt loops and pins can ONLY be
earned at district (or higher) events (such as day camp or cub resident
camp). Shooting at a pack event is prohibited.