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| This is the Archery merit badge for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers.|
Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts can earn the Cub Scout Archery belt loop and pin.
|Archery merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:||019|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2013|
|“||Archery is a fun way for Scouts to exercise minds as well as bodies, developing a steady hand, a good eye, and a disciplined mind. This merit badge can provide a thorough introduction to those who are new to the bow and arrow—but even for the experienced archer, earning the badge can help to increase the understanding and appreciation of archery.||”|
The Archery merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.
Archery merit badge requirements
- The BSA Shooting Troop Program Feature offers meeting and activity plans to include Archery as one of your monthly themes.
- Archery is a popular summer camp merit badge.
- The Troop Shooting Monthly Theme includes meeting and activity materials.
- Texas Archery Camp Counselor Archery Handbook A powerpoint intended to instruct the instructors on basic archery skills for camp. Covers many of the requirements for BSA Archery.
- 1 - 5. Venturing Powderhorn has similar Rules, Whistle Commands, Bow Diagrams, Stances, Explanations, etc. from http://www.srdscouts.org
3.: b. Archery Terms
4. The Rules of Archery Includes explanations of scoring, rounds, definitions.
5. Archery Skills:
- National Archery Association - National Field Archery Association - International Archery Federation (FITA)
5. Option A - Recurve Bow
- a. The recurve bow diagram you need is in the Archery Worksheet. Completed recurve bow diagram
- b. Simple steps on storing your recurve bow
- d. How to String a Bow
5. Option B - Compound Bow
Compound Bow Owner's Manual A complete instruction guide for the care and use of the compound bow
- a. The compound bow diagram you need is in the Archery Worksheet. Completed compound bow diagram
- c. How to Shoot a Compound Bow
- d. Restringing a Compound Bow
- e. How to Find Your Nocking Point (Scroll to 3. Arrow Nocking Point)
|General Merit Badge information