Charlotte

Cub Scouts


Archery Shooting Sport Requirements for Tiger Scouts  :

 On an approved Archery Range, Scouts will follow Archery Range and Saftey Rules and Whistle Commands.  They will identify and name a Recurve Bow and/or a Compound Bow.  Explain and demonstrate how to apply and use arm guards, finger tabs, and quivers.  Scouts will demonstrate how to safely and effectively shoot a Bow and Arrow, including how to establish a correct stance, nock the Arrow, hook and grip the Bow, Raise the Bow, Draw, Anchor, Hold, Aim and release/ follow through.  They will demonstrate how to safely retreive arrows after the Range is clear and command to retrieve arrows has been approved.  Tiger Scouts will shoot 3 arrows at a target, check the target, and then shoot 3 more arrows while trying to improve their score.  Shoot a total of 6 arrows.    


4   Gun Safety Reminders if you find a gun :

Stop,   Don't Touch,   Leave the Area,   Tell a Trusted Adult


​ Cub Scouts can earn their Shooting Sports Award for BB Gun, Archery and Slingshot at District or Council Scout Camp Events, including a Patch and Pin.  Range Requirements which are determined by the Scouts Rank,  will be completed at Scout Camp.

 


Archery Shooting Sport Requirements for Wolf, Bear, Webelos and AOL Scouts  :

On an approved Archery Range, Scouts will follow Archery Range and Saftey Rules and Whistle Commands.  They will identify and name a Recurve Bow and/or a Compound Bow.  Explain and demonstrate how to apply and use arm guards, finger tabs, and quivers.  Scouts will demonstrate how to safely and effectively shoot a Bow and Arrow, including how to establish a correct stance, nock the Arrow, hook and grip the Bow, Raise the Bow, Draw, Anchor, Hold, Aim and release/ follow through.  They will demonstrate how to safely retrieve arrows after the Range is clear and command to retrieve arrows has been approved.  Scouts will shoot arrows at a target, check the target, and then shoot more arrows while trying to improve their score.  Shooters need to tell 5 facts about the History of Archery.  Wolf Scouts will shoot a total of 10 arrows, Bear Scouts 15, Webelos and  AOL Scouts 20 arrows.

Some Requirements, such as "History of Archery", can be learned at Home, or during a Den Meeting.  ALL Requirements can be found at the above link "Shooting Sports Guide".    



 BB Gun Shooting Sport Requirements for Webelos and AOL Scouts  :

​ To complete the "Range" requirements, Scouts will need to demonstrate shooting positions prone,  bench and sitting.  They also need to shoot 5 shots per target, at 4 different targets (total 20 shots).  Just explain to the Range Officer that your Scout wants to earn his Shooting Sport Award.  The Range Officer will decide the best way for your Scout to shoot at 4 targets.  A list of all requirements can also be found at the above link to : "Cub Scout Shooting Sports Guide".  He needs to know 4 Gun Safety Reminders if he finds a gun : Stop,  Don't Touch, Leave the Area, Tell a Trusted Adult (page 10).  Range Commands (page 15).  And last, 5 BB Gun History Facts (page 15).  All information is also listed on our Web Site, Contact Page  


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 BB Gun Shooting Sport Requirements for Wolf and Bear Scouts  :​ 

 To complete the "Range" requirements, Scouts will need to shoot 5 shots per Target, at 3 different Targets  (total 15 shots).  Just explain to the Range Officer that your Scout wants to earn his Shooting Sport  Award.  The Range Officer will decide the best way for your Scout to shoot at 3 targets.  A list of all requirements can also be found at the above link to : "Cub Scout Shooting Sports Guide".  He needs to know 4 Gun Safety Reminders if he  finds a gun : Stop, Don't Touch, Leave the Area, Tell a trusted Adult (page 10).  Range Commands (page 15).  And last, 5 BB Gun History Facts (page 15).  All information is also listed on our Web Site, Contact Page. 



 BB Gun Shooting Sport Requirements for Tiger Scouts  :

To complete the "Range" requirements, Tiger Scouts need to shoot 5 BB's / Target at 2 different Targets (10  shots total).  A list of all requirements can also be found at the above link to : "Cub Scout Shooting Sports Guide".  They needs to know 4 Gun Safety Reminders if they find a  gun : Stop, Don't Touch, Leave the Area, Tell a Trusted Adult (page 10).  BB Range Commands (page 15).  All information is also listed on our Web Site, Contact Page.



   Slingshot Shooting Sport Requirements

   for Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos and AOL Scouts  :


 At Council Events, Scouts can have fun learning how to safely shoot slingshots, and also earn their    Shooting Sports Patch and Pin.  While on an approved range, Scouts will demonstrate good shooting  techniques, including eye dominance, proper breathing, sight alignment and follow - through.  They will  also learn the different parts of a slingshot and how to safely and properly use them.  Scouts will also  learn about slingshot ammunition and targets.

 While on the range, Tiger Scouts will shoot at total of 6 shots.  Wolves will shoot at total of 10  shots,  Bears 15 shots, Webelos and AOL Scouts will be shooting a total of 20 shots.

 Shooters will also learn Slingshot Range Commands :
 Load --- Load your Slingshot
 Ready on the Firing Line --- All Shooters Ready
 Commence Firing --- You May Fire Your Slingshot

 Cease Firing --- Stop Shooting



​ History of BB Guns  :

  1. ​Ancient hunters used a hollow piece of bamboo to blow a projectile.
  2. The 1st air powered gun was invented around 1580 and was called the "Bellows Gun"
  3. ​In 1885, an American company made an air powered gun to shoot Ball Bearings (BB's)
  4. In 1895 a windmill company started making BB Rifles, then changed their company name to Daisy, and sold 1/4 million air rifles in the next 5 years.
  5. In 1984 air guns were used for the first time during the Olympics.