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 +  [[Image:Venturing ranger award.jpgthumb100pxThe [[Ranger Award]] medal]] 
  ==Elective requirements==
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 +  '''Shooting Sports''' is one of the electives for the [[Venturing]] [[Ranger Award]]. 
   
  :'''Requirement 1'''. Safety, firearm/bow parts and discipline
 
  ::a. Recite, explain, and demonstrate the three primary shooting safety rules.
 
  ::b. Recite and explain the range commands.
 
  ::c. Identify the parts of a pistol, rifle, or bow (whichever one you select) and explain the function of those parts.
 
  ::d. If you chose air pistol, air rifle, muzzleloading rifle, pistol, or smallbore rifle for your shooting discipline, explain how "minute of angle" is used to "zero" the airgun or firearm.
 
  ::e. If you chose muzzleloading rifle as your shooting discipline, recite the proper steps for loading a muzzleloading rifle and the proper sequence of firing the shot. Explain each step.
 
  ::f. If you chose archery as your shooting discipline, recite and explain the nine steps to the 10 ring.
 
  ::g. If you chose shotgun as your shooting discipline, explain how you sight a shotgun differently than you would a rifle.
 
   
  :'''Requirement 2'''. Complete a basic training course and the course of fire for one of the following shooting disciplines: (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), or (g). ''(Restrictions: Telescopic sights, electronic sights, and laser sights are prohibited in all disciplines except archery.)''
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  ::'''''For this elective, shooting must be under the supervision of a certified instructor/coach and with equipment approved by that instructor.'''''
 +  {{reqs}} 
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  ::a. Air pistol
 +  ==Notes== 
  :::'''Air Pistol''' (Sporter Course): Shoot five shots each at eight TQ7 targets at a distance of 25 feet for a total of 40 shots. You must score 240 out of a possible 400. (You may use any .177 air pistol with a maximum retail value of $75 and may use a onehand grip, twohand grip, or a combination of both.)
 +  * Earn the [[Venturing Shooting Sports Outstanding Achievement Award]] sponsored by the shooting industry by completing five of the seven disciplines in this elective. 
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  :::OR  +  ==Requirement resources== 
 +  '''3'''. Presentation resources:<br> 
 +  {{Public Speaking Links}} 
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  :::'''Air Pistol''' (International Course): Shoot five shots each at eight bull'seye B40 targets at a distance of 33 feet for a total of 40 shots. You must score 220 points of a possible 400. You may use any .177 air pistol. All targets must be fired in the standing position only using only one hand to support the pistol.
 +  == Related awards == 
   +  <!  > 
  ::b. Air rifle
 +  <! Note similarities with other award requirements here such as: > 
  :::'''Air Rifle''' (Sporter Course): Shoot two shots at each bull (10 shots per target) from a distance of 33 feet using six AR5/5 targets. Of the 60 shots total, shoot 20 shots in each positionprone, standing (offhand), and kneeling. You must score 225 of a possible 600. (You may use any .177 air rifle with a maximum retail value of $130.)
 +  <! * [[other award]] requirement ## > 
   +  <!  > 
  :::OR
 +  *'''Shooting Sports''' is similar to the Boy Scout [[Rifle Shooting]] and [[Shotgun Shooting]] Merit Badges. 
   +  {{Sports Awards Links}} 
  :::'''Air Rifle''' (Precision Course): Shoot two shots at each bull (10 shots per target) from a distance of 33 feet. Of the 60 shots total, shoot 20 shots in each position  prone, standing (offhand), and kneeling. You must score 420 of a possible 600. (You may use any .177 air rifle.)
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  ::c. Archery
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  :::'''Archery''' (Magnifying sights are OK to use in this discipline.)
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  :::Recurve Bow
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  :::Indoor: Shoot 30 arrows at 18 meters on a 60centimeter five color target. You must score 150 of a possible 300.
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  :::Outdoor: Shoot 30 arrows at 40 meters on a 122centimeter five color target. You must score 200 of a possible 300.
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  :::OR
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   +  
  :::Compound Bow
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  :::Indoor: Shoot 30 arrows at 18 meters on a 40centimeter five color target. You must score 150 of a possible 300.
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  :::Outdoor: Shoot 30 arrows at 40 meters on a 122centimeter five color target. You must score 210 of a possible 300.
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  ::d. Muzzleloading rifle
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  :::'''MuzzleLoading Rifle:'''Shoot one shot at each bull'seye on 10 targets (M02400NMLRA) for a total of 50 shots from the standing (offhand) position at a distance of 25 yards. You must score 250 of a possible 500.
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  :::Then, shoot five shots at one target (M02406NMLRA) from the standing (offhand) position at a distance of 50 yards. You must score 25 of a possible 50.
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  :::Then, shoot five shots at one target (M02406NMLRA) from the sitting position, resting the rifle on "crossed sticks" at a distance of 50 yards. You must score 25 of a possible 50.
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  :::''(Total shots for muzzle loading is 60 shots.)''
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  :::(NMLRA = National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association)
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  ::e. Pistol
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  :::'''Pistol:''' Shoot: 10 shots at each of six targets (B2) from the standing (offhand) position in a maximum time of 10 minutes per target from a distance of 50 feet. You must score 360 of a possible 600. (You may use any.22caliber pistol or revolver and can use either the one or twohand grip or both.)
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  :::''(Total shots for pistol is 60 shots.)''
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  ::f. Shotgun
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  :::'''Shotgun:''' Break 25 clay birds of a possible 50 on a skeet course and 25 clay birds of a possible 50 on a trap course.
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  :::OR
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  :::Break 50 clay birds of a possible 100 on a skeet course.
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  :::OR
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  :::Break 50 clay birds of a possible 100 on a trap course.
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  ::g. Small bore rifle
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  :::'''Small Bore Rifle''' Sporter Course: Using six A17 targets, shoot one shot at each record bull from a distance of 50 feet for a total of 60 shots. Of the 60 shots, you must shoot 20 shots in each positionprone, standing (offhand), and kneeling. You "must score 225 of a possible 600. (you may use any .22 rifle with a maximum retail value of $235.)
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  :::OR  +  
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  :::Precision Course: Using six A17 targets, shoot one shot at each record bull from a distance of 50 feet for a total of 60 shots. Of the 60 shots, shoot 20 shots in each positionprone, standing (offhand), and kneeling. You must score 420 of a possible 600. (You may use any.22 rifle.)
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  :'''Requirement 3'''. Make a tabletop display or presentation for your crew, another crew, a Cub or Boy Scout group, or another youth group about what you have learned about shooting sports. Include information about shooting sports in the summer and winter Olympics.
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  ''Source: 1999 (2006 printing) Venturer Handbook (33494C)''
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  ==Notes==
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  ==Help with these requirements==
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 == See also ==   == See also == 
 +  {{Ranger Award electives}} 
 +  {{Venturing advancement navbox}} 
 +  {{Venturing portal}} 
 +  <br><br><br> 
   
  :* [[Outdoor Bronze Award]]
 +  == External links == 
  :* [[Ranger Award]]
 +  {{ScoutingDotOrgVenturingBronzeAndQuestAwardURLs}} 
   +  <br> 
  ==External links==  +  
   +  
  *[http://www.scouting.org/venturing/awards/bronze.html Venturing Bronze Award] on the BSA scouting.org site.
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  *[http://www.scouting.org/venturing/awards/ranger.html Venturing Ranger Award] on the BSA scouting.org site.
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  [[Category:Venturers]]  +  [[Category:Venturing Expertlevel awards]] 