New BSA Shooting Sports Programs
This guide is intended to provide councils and districts with an overview of the requirements for running the Scouting pistol safety and marksmanship program. Click here
This guide is intended to provide councils and districts with an overview of the requirements for running the cowboy action shooting program. Click here Plans for building a Cowboy Action facility Click here
This guide is intended to provide councils and districts with an overview of the requirements for running the chalk ball program. Click here
This guide is intended to provide a starting point to help councils and crews develop competitive shooting sports teams. Click here
The Boy Scouts of America, in cooperation with the National Rifle Association, is proud to present the Multi-Gun Airsoft Experience Operations Guide, a fun recreational program for new and intermediate shooters. Click here
This guide is intended to assist leaders in helping their Cub Scouts earn the shooting sports awards. Click here
This guidebook is intended to provide a starting point to help councils and Venturing Crews develop competitive shooting sports teams.Click here
NRA Rifle and Shotgun Certification Courses & BSA Scouting Pistol Safety and Marksmanship Training Dates and Locations
National Camping Schools 2018
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
Updated January 2015: The Shooting Sports Task Force in 2011 completed production on the new Boy Scouts of America National Shooting Sports Manual, No. 430-938, for Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing. Reference material for all levels was put into one publication. All councils should make this available to their shooting sports committees, camp leadership, and unit leaders. The manual will help provide a safe environment for youth participating in shooting sports activities.
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
The Cub Scout Shooting Sports Award
Boy Scouts of America Council Challenge Grant 2016
NOTE: Check back soon for updates to 2017 grants
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has created a challenge grant program specifically for local Boy Scouts of America councils and their shooting sports programs. Challenge grant funds should reflect planning to strengthen and increase BSA council shooting sports activities and knowledge of firearms safety. Visit http://www.nssf.org/bsagrant/ for more information.
Boy Scouts of America/National Rifle Association Brownell Youth Ambassador Program
A Boy 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 email@example.com.
This worksheet must be used to determine if public or private land is suitable for use as a shooting sports range.
- Venturing Shooting Sports Outstanding Achievement Award Application
- Sporting Arrows
- Rifle Shooting Merit Badge Teaching Guide
- Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge Teaching Guide
- BSA 30 Minute Pistol Briefing
- BSA 30 Minute Rifle Briefing
- BSA 30 Minute Shotgun Briefing