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
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.
Earning the Archery Belt Loop while
a Wolf Cub Scout
also satisfies Elective 20c (toward Wolf Arrow Points).
Complete these three requirements by
participating in the archery safety program at Cub Scout camp.:
- 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.
- 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
- Practice shooting at your district or council camp
for the time allowed.
Archery belt loop,
five of the following
- Explain the parts of a bow and demonstrate how to
string the bowstring in a proficient manner.
- Demonstrate how to properly use archery
equipment, including arm guards, finger tabs, and quivers and explain
about proper clothing.
- Develop proficient shooting techniques by
practicing for three hours.
- Learn the correct scoring techniques for target
- Make a poster that emphasizes the four whistle
- Draw to scale or set up an archery range.
- 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.
- Help make a type of target for the camp archery
- Show how to put away and properly store archery
- Tell five facts about an archer in history or
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