Shooting Sports


The purpose of BSA shooting sports is to teach firearm safety while introducing youth to a variety of shooting sports programs. The BSA’s shooting sports programs are developed and implemented through age-appropriate training and experiences. The Boy Scouts of America adheres to its longstanding policy of teaching its youth and adult members the safe, responsible, and intelligent handling, care, and use of firearms, archery, and hand-held throwing sports in planned, carefully managed, and supervised programs for each youth who chooses to participate.

Cub Scout Shooting Sports

Scouts BSA and Venturing Archery

Scouts BSA and Venturing Rifle

Scouts BSA and Venturing Shotgun

Venturing Pistol

Mississippi Hunter Education

Adult Shooting Sports Training


Helpful Links  
BSA Shooting Sports Manual
Age Appropriate Guidelines
NRA Instructor Course

Archery Merit Badge Worksheet - US Scouts
Rifle Shooting Merit Badge Worksheet - US Scouts
Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge Worksheet - US Scouts