Cub Scout Sports
for Camp Only

Archery Belt Loop

Archery


The requirements listed below were taken from
Shooting Sports for Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, and Parents in Camp, No. 13-550

These requirements have been superseded by those in the 2003 Printing.
Click here to see the current requirements.


Archery, like BB-gun shooting, is a camp program. Boys can earn archery recognition items only at council/district day camp, resident camp, or council-managed family camping programs

Archery programs are not permitted at den and pack activities. However, leaders can help parents understand the importance of training and encourage attendance of boys at Cub Scout camps that offer this training.

To be a qualified and trained archery range supervisor, adults must take part in an archery supervisor training program conducted by the local council with the help of a National Camping School-certified field sports director or a National Archery Association (NAA) instructor.

The Archery belt loop and pin can only be awarded by a BSA range-trained shooting-sports director.


Belt Loop

Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts can earn the archery belt loop by participating in the archery safety program at Cub Scout camp.


Sports Pin

The archery pin is earned by completing the camp archery safety program and qualifying with a minimum of 30 credits in firing activities with a parent or adult partner.
A certified range officer must be present.

Required Activities:

  1. Complete the camp basic archery marksmanship safety course (15 credits).
  2. Fire five groups of arrows (three arrows per group) that are within the "9" or gold target area (15 credits).

Cub Scout Shooting Sports Award Certificate

Before firing the Pro Archer course, the camper is to complete the following:

  1. Explain how to string your bow and explain the use of archery equipment.
  2. Be able to list and discuss nine points in 'Shooting Techniques."

Pro Archer Level

Shoot five groups (three arrows per group) trying to group each set within a circle the size of the nine-ring. (No specific score is required.)

Then fire for the Pro Archer score.

Level of
Recognition
Number of
Arrows
Distance Score
Pro Archer 30 15 feet 30
Archer I 30 20 feet 30
Archer II 30 20 feet 50
Archer III 30 20 feet 100

In Cub Scout archery, the camp awards the certificate when the Cub Scout or Webelos Scout qualifies for the different levels of recognition. It is possible to earn four certificates if every level of marksmanship has been accomplished.


Page updated on: August 05, 2007



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