Shooting Sports

NEW for 2019!!!!

Scouting Pistol Safety and Marksmanship Program
NRA Rifle and Shotgun Courses
Click here to download the dates and locations.

 This website and all Shooting Sports documents are being updated.  Check back often to stay up-to-date on the latest program materials and programs.


Cub Scout Shooting Sports Age Appropriate has changed.  The Cub Scout Shooting Sports documents are in process of being updated so please use this new guide for your programs.

Follow this link to download the new Age Appropriate Guide approved in May 2018.


Shooting Sports Application to Resident Camp Programs


Check out the new sites which are program specific with the links below.

Cub Scouts Shooting Sports

Scouts BSA Shooting Sports

Venture & Sea Scout Shooting Sports


Download the new design document. download range design 

Your council must engage an architect or engineer locally to ensure your final design incorporates local geography and is meeting all local standards and laws for your county or state.  The guidelines established are minimum standards, the final design must contain the projectile within the range. Designing an all-purpose range is not desirable because of the specific differences in the disciplines.

Boy Scouts of America/National Rifle Association Brownell Youth Ambassador Program

A Scout and a Venturer or Sea Scout are chosen annually to represent our program as a youth ambassador for the NRA Brownell Youth Ambassador Program. The application for submission and more information about the program can be obtained by clicking this link. Applications are due August 1 for consideration and should be submitted electronically to

Training Opportunities

 This NRA Certification is required to attend National Camp School Shooting Sports Section. This course is designed for your shooting sports staff will be attending NCS in 2018 or volunteers on your shooting sports committees to run year-round district and council shooting sports programs as rifle and shotgun instructors.

Additional information regarding BSA Pistol Shooting activities, training and requirements  

NEW: Due to a large number of changes and additions to BSA Shooting Sports since the Shooting Sports Manual was released, here is some corrected and supplemental information to follow until a new Shooting Sports Manual is produced. 
Shooting Sports Manual Supplement

Procedures to Use Public or Private Property for a Shooting Sports Range

This worksheet must be used to determine if public or private land is suitable for use as a shooting sports range.

Contact at: shooting.sports@scouting.or