scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: What are BSA certification requirements for archery/BB guns?
Wendell Brown (wbrown@ARKIE.NET
Fri Jul 14 2000 - 09:56:40 CDT
On Fri, 14 Jul 2000 07:41:28 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>I have run into the same problem, trying to do outdoors shooting sports
>that include archery, BB, and shotgun. Our Council Camp is 90 miles and we
>usually can not get an instructor for any of these events. Our soultion
>was to enroll everyone in our local 4H program, I now have about half of my
>troop on the school skeetshooting team. (Yes, we have a School that allows
>us to run a shooting program).
BB and archery CAN be under the Cub Scout Program but shotgun shooting
is ONLY a Boy Scout thing so I assume you are talking about Boy Scouts?
>It would be nice if there were some better clarification and guidance about
>how , when and where someone can become certified in these programs. At
>our council it seems to be either a secret or a mystery. Units that are a
>significant distance from council facilities either due without or end up
>breaking the rules. We prefer to do neither.
It shouldn't be a secret to your professional staff. The official BSA
answer is: "Get someone to National Camp School and have them take the
Shooting Sports section." Most councils won't send (or at least pay
for) someone to go to camp school unless that person agrees to certain
"services" to the council. Some councils require the participants to
staff summer camp (in our council this would be a 7 week commitment -
which my council didn't require), certify cub scout camp range
directors (my requirement), etc. I hope this helps.
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