Cub Scout BB-Gun Shooting
|The Cub Scout BB-Gun Shooting Belt Loop and Pin help prepare Scouts for the Boy Scout Rifle Shooting Merit Badge.|
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Belt Loop and Pin
BB-Gun Shooting Sports Belt Loop
The Cub Scout BB-Gun Shooting belt loop and pin are a part of the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts may earn this award in a Family, Den, Pack, school, or community setting. Tiger Cubs must be always accompanied by their Adult partner.
Cub Scout BB-Gun Shooting requirements
BB-gun shooting is a camp program. Boys can earn BB-gun recognition items only at council/district day camp, resident camp, or council-managed family camping programs.
BB-Gun 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.
Many Cub Scouts have BB guns or air rifles at home and will be exposed to some type of firearm while growing up. Parents should understand that safety is as necessary with BB guns and air rifles as it is in any other aspect of shooting. Training is essential in learning how to shoot well, and safe shooting habits developed early help provide the atmosphere for learning these skills.
At camp, boys might have an opportunity to take part in a BB-gun (rifle) safety and marksmanship program under the direction of a trained BB-gun range officer. These range officers must attend a three-hour training program conducted by a National Camping School-certified field sports director or National Rifle Association (NRA) instructor.
The BB-Gun Shooting belt loop and pin can only be awarded by a BSA range-trained shooting-sports director at a BSA approved range.
Belt Loop Requirements
Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts can earn the BB-Gun Shooting belt loop by participating in the archery safety program at Cub Scout camp.
Complete these three requirements:
Sports Pin Requirements
The BB sports pin is earned by completing the camp BB gun safety program and qualifying with a minimum of 60 credits in firing activities with a parent or adult partner.
A certified range officer must be present.
Earn the BB-Gun Shooting belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
Councils may provide extra opportunities for a boy and his adult partner to continue qualifying for a pin after the council camp experience is over. However, a certified range officer must be present for shooting credits to be valid.
Cub Scout Shooting Sports Award Certificate Requirements
Before completing the Pro Marksman requirements below, the following criteria must be met:
Score Requirements for BB-Gun Recognition Certificate
Certificates may be awarded to the Cub Scout or Webelos Scout at any time he achieves a level of marksmanship. It is possible to earn five certificates if every level of marksmanship has been accomplished.
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- Wolf Cub Scout
- Wolf Electives
- Elective 20n. would be met by earning the Cub Scout BB-Gun Shooting Belt Loop while a Wolf Cub Scout
- 23b. Cub Scout BB-Gun Shooting is an individual sport for Bear requirement 23.
- Bear Electives
- Elective 20f. would be met by earning the Cub Scout BB-Gun Shooting Pin while a Bear Cub Scout
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