Shooting Sports

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 guided by adult volunteers who have the training and knowledge to provide quality programs in a safe and effective way.


NCAC Shooting Sports Committee:

Chairman:  Demi Pulas 
Staff Advisor: Phil Barbash
Vice-Chair Training: TBD
Vice-Chair Equipment: Steve Crowe
Vice-Chair Admin: Brian Suddeth

**NOTICE** We are actively looking active, qualified participation from all NCAC Districts in our committee. To join our meetings or BaseCamp, have questions regarding shooting sports training, instructor certifications, seek Council authorization for adding shooting sports to a scout activity or similar shooting sports questions, please contact your District’s Shooting Sports Coordinator. You may also direct inquiries and comments on the website to the Committee Chairman and vice-chair for administration.

Important NCAC Shooting Sports Committee Documents:

NCAC – So You Want to Hold a Scouting Shooting Sports Activity? (Oct 2020)

NCAC BSA Where to Shoot BSA (May 2020)

NCAC Shooting Sports Standard Operating Procedures 01-24-2018 Revision–Signed

NCAC Unit Shooting Sports Event Request

NCAC Shooting Sports Guidelines Tri-Fold Handout 2021


BSA Shooting Sports Reference Links:

BSA National Shooting Sports Manual & Supplement

BSA Shooting Sports Resource Page

Cub Scout Shooting Sports

Scouts BSA Shooting Sports

Venturing and Sea Scouting Shooting Sports

Age Appropriate Activity Guidelines (Nov 2019)

BSA Briefing for Rifle & Shotgun

Recent Updates:

Cub Scout Shooting Sports Guide (Oct 2020)

**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 certification by USA Archery for Archery sports, and NRA Certified Instructor / RSO for Rifle, Pistol or Shotgun including muzzle loading.  See BSA Guide to Advancement Qualifications of Merit Badge Counselors.

Updated 2021-11-16