Cub Scout Archery

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Cub Scout Archery Belt Loop & Pin resources include the Cub Scout Archery Worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF
with cross-references for related Cub Scout Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos requirements.
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The Cub Scout Archery Belt Loop and Pin help prepare Scouts for the Boy Scout Archery Merit Badge.

Belt Loop and Pin
Archery Sports Belt Loop
Archery Sports Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)
Template:Cub Scout Academics and Sports introduction


Cub Scout Archery requirements

For Camp Only

Archery, like BB-gun shooting, is a camp program. Boys can earn archery recognition items only at council/district day camp, resident camp, or council-managed family camping programs.

Archery programs are not permitted at den and pack activities. However, leaders can help parents understand the importance of training and encourage attendance of boys at Cub Scout camps that offer this training.

To be a qualified and trained archery range supervisor, adults must take part in an archery supervisor training program conducted by the local council with the help of a National Camping School-certified field sports director or a National Archery Association (NAA) instructor.

The Archery belt loop and pin can only be awarded by a BSA range-trained shooting-sports director.

Belt Loop Requirements

Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts can earn the archery belt loop by participating in the archery safety program at Cub Scout camp.

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the rules for safe archery that you have learned in the district/council camp or activity you are attending with your leader or adult partner.
  2. Demonstrate to your leader or adult partner good archery shooting techniques,including the stance and how to nock the arrow, establish the bow, draw, aim, release, follow-through and retrieve arrows.
  3. Practice shooting at your district or council camp for the time allowed.

Sports Pin Requirements

Earn the Archery belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Explain the parts of a bow and demonstrate how to string the bowstring in a proficient manner.
  2. Demonstrate how to properly use archery equipment, including arm guards, finger tabs, and quivers and explain about proper clothing.
  3. Develop proficient shooting techniques by practicing for three hours.
  4. Learn the correct scoring techniques for target archery.
  5. Make a poster that emphasizes the four whistle codes.
  6. Draw to scale or set up an archery range.
  7. Shoot 30 arrows from a distance of 30 feet at a target and score at least 50 points, or shoot 30 arrow from a distance of 90 feet and score at least 30 points.
  8. Help make a type of target for the camp archery range.
  9. Show how to put away and properly store archery equipment.
  10. Tell five facts about an archer in history or literature.

Cub Scout Shooting Sports Award Certificate Requirements

Before firing the Pro Archer course, the camper is to complete the following:

  1. Explain how to string your bow and explain the use of archery equipment.
  2. Be able to list and discuss nine points in "Shooting Techniques."

Pro Archer Level

Shoot five groups (three arrows per group) trying to group each set within a circle the size of the nine-ring. (No specific score is required.)

Then fire for the Pro Archer score.

Level of Recognition Number of Arrows Distance Score
Pro Archer 30 15 feet 30
Archer I 30 20 feet 30
Archer II 30 20 feet 50
Archer III 30 20 feet 100

In Cub Scout archery, the camp awards the certificate when the Cub Scout or Webelos Scout qualifies for the different levels of recognition. It is possible to earn four certificates if every level of marksmanship has been accomplished.

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide, 2003 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #34299)

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Template:Cub Scout Academics and Sports notes

  1. Earning the Archery Belt Loop while a Wolf Cub Scout also satisfies Elective 20c (toward Wolf Arrow Points).

Requirement resources

Template:Cub Scout Academics and Sports Requirement resources

Archery Belt Loop

1. Venturing Powderhorn has similar Rules, Whistle Commands, Bow Diagrams, Stances, Explanations, etc. from

Encarta Encyclopedia: Archery - Archery Safety Rules - another source
Lesson Video: Safety - Lesson Video: More Safety

2-3. Lesson Video: Gear - : Lesson Video: Stance - Lesson Video: Release - Lesson Video: Scoring

Archery Pin

1-5. Venturing Powderhorn has similar Rules, Whistle Commands, Bow Diagrams, Stances, Explanations, etc.
1. The blank bow diagram is in the Cub Scout Archery Worksheet.
2. Archery Equipment - Fletching - Quiver
3, & 7. Lesson Video: Gear - Lesson Video: Stance - Lesson Video: Release - Lesson Video: Scoring
6. The graph paper you will need is in the Cub Scout Archery Worksheet.
10. Encarta Encyclopedia: Archery

Related awards

Bear Cub Scout
  • 23b. Cub Scout Archery is an individual sport for Bear requirement 23.

Sports and Fitness Awards

Sports-related awards

See also

Cub Scout Leader portal
Webelos Den Leader portal

External links

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