Cub Scout Shooting Sports

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*[ Cub Scouts Shooting Sports Award FAQ's]
*[ Cub Scouts Shooting Sports Award FAQ's]
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[[Category:Cub Scout awards]]

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Archery, BB gun shooting, and slingshot shooting are not approved unit activities.
The use of pellet air rifles is restricted to Webelos Scouts in a Boy Scouts of America resident camp setting only.
Kindergarten–age boys in the Lion pilot program are not approved to participate in Cub Scout shooting sports activities.
The Multi-Gun Airsoft Experience introduced in August 2015 was not designed for participation in this award. Airsoft guns are not approved for use in the Cub Scout shooting sports program.
All local, state, and federal laws for BB guns, archery, and slingshot shooting must be followed.

Preliminary rules

Cub Scout shooting sports programs may be conducted only on a district or council level. Archery, BB gun shooting, and slingshot shooting are restricted to day camps, Cub Scout/Webelos Scout resident camps, council-managed family camping programs, or council activities where there are properly trained supervisors and where all standards for BSA shooting sports are enforced. All shooting ranges in the Cub Scout program must be supervised by a qualified range master who is at least 18 years of age and meets the minimum requirements. See specific qualifications and training requirements for Cub Scout shooting sports range masters in the Boy Scouts of America National Shooting Sports Manual, No. 430-938.


Cub Scouts earn the shooting sports awards in the following order:

  1. Rank-level patch. Choose a discipline: BB gun, archery, or slingshot. Complete the Level 1 requirements for that discipline.
  2. Discipline device (pin). Complete the Level 2 requirements for the same discipline in which the patch was earned.
  3. Additional discipline devices. Earn pins for the remaining disciplines by completing the Level 1 and Level 2 requirements in those disciplines. (NOTE: Both Level 1 and Level 2 requirements must be completed for each successive discipline.)

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