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Shooting Sports

Camp Accreditation Program National Camping School NRA Instructor course listings: 2021 Dates Participant Registration Faculty Registration ALL PARTICIPANTS CLICK HERE FIRST NRA Instructor Course Pre-Requisites: All BSA shooting sports candidates MUST take a basic student class in their discipline before attending the instructor class.   Therefore, before you can attend and be certified[…]

Advancement and Awards

and Venturing or Sea Scouts. Experiential learning is the key: Exciting and meaningful activities are offered, and education happens. Learning comes from doing. For example, youth may read about first aid, hear it discussed, and watch others administer it, but they will not learn it until they practice it. Rushing a Scout through requirements to obtain a[…]

Scouts BSA Program Updates

May 14, 2019 The 14th edition of the Scouts BSA Handbook includes changes to advancement requirements. For example, the number of overnight camping activities required for the First-Class rank was reduced from six to three, and for the Scout Rank, members are no longer required to demonstrate, but must discuss, pocketknife safety to satisfy the[…]

Advancement for Members With Special Needs

same holds for words and phrases such as “make,” “list,” “in the field,” “collect,” “identify,” and “label.” Requests for alternative requirements for Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks can be made using the information outlined below. Alternatives are not available for the Star, Life, and Eagle rank requirements. Scouts may request approval for[…]