Next NCAC Shooting Sports Committee Meetings: Tuesday, January 8 (postponed from Jan 1) teleconf, and Tuesday, February 5 at MSSC.
If you have questions regarding shooting sports training, certifications, adding shooting sports to your activity, or similar shooting sports questions, please contact your District’s Shooting Sports Coordinator who should be an active member of our Committee, or you may contact the NCAC Shooting Sports Committee Chairman John Wolfgang at johnwolfgang [at] gsfcgec [dot] org.
**NOTICE** Merit Badge Counselors must ensure qualified and certified supervision according to Guide to Safe Scouting standards in order to run any shooting activity (rifle, shotgun, archery) under BSA rules. Generally this means USA Archery for Archery sports, and NRA Certified Instructor for Rifle, Pistol or Shotgun including muzzle loading. See this reference for special qualifications or certifications requirements: BSA Guide to Advancements – The Merit Badge Program
Important Shooting Sports Committee Documents:
DRAFT NCAC December 2018 Shooting Sports Calendar & Training Opportunities (2019 calendar being finalized. Please provide District Camporee dates that want shooting activities ASAP.)
NCAC – So You Want to Hold a Scouting Shooting Sports Activity? (April 2017)
NCAC Shooting Sports Standard Operating Procedures 01-24-2018 Revision – Signed
BSA Shooting Sports Publications
Archery & NRA Instructor Certification Opportunities are listed in the Monthly calendar for shooting sports (see below).
Search USA Archery – Become a Coach to find additional USA Archery courses and contact information.
NRA instructor courses are frequent and in many locations nationally. The NRA courses may have a BSA reduced rate, so contact the instructor for further information. Search NRA Training – Credentials to find course contact information.
Shooting Sports Reference Links:
Shooting Sports Resource Page
Shooting Sports Committee Minutes Page
Latest Shooting Sports News!
Look for University of Scouting handouts and other new resources soon!
NCAC adheres to the Boy Scouts of America’s longstanding policy of teaching its youth and adult members the safe, responsible, intelligent handling, care, and use of firearms, air rifles, BB guns, and archery equipment in planned, carefully managed, and supervised programs.
From Cub Scouting to Venturing and Sea Scouting, all program divisions use responsible outdoor activities to promote character development and values-based leadership training. 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.
If you have questions or corrections about this webpage, please email the NCAC Shooting Sports Committee Webmaster = ncacsscwebmaster [at] gmail [dot] com.
Updated: December 4, 2018