CUB SCOUT SPORTS: ARCHERY
A Cub Scout Sport for Camp Only
Archery belt loops and sports pins may only be earned through council or district sponsored programs. Quality camp programs will offer an archery shooting program that allows boys to meet the requirements for earning the archery belt loop. In a program where boys come for more than one day, councils should offer activities that meet the requirements for the archery sports pin. Dens and packs enjoy coming to council camps where they have the opportunity to earn belt loops and sports pins that cannot be earned at home."Shooting Sports for Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, and Parents in Camp" (No. 13-550,) has been developed for those who will give guidance to Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts in learning BB-gun and archery shooting-sports skills while in camp.
The Archery belt loop and pin can only be awarded by a BSA range-trained shooting-sports director.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARCHERY SPORTS BELT LOOP
Complete these three requirements:
- 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
- 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 arrows.
- Practice shooting at your district or council camp for the time allowed.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARCHERY SPORTS PIN
Earn the archery belt loop and complete 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 archery.
- Make a poster that emphasizes the four whistle codes.
- 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 range.
- Show how to put away and properly store archery equipment.
- Tell five facts about an archer in history or literature.
GENERAL SPORTS REQUIREMENTS
Following are the requirements for earning the Sports belts loops and pins.
- Belt loops and pins are earned only by Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts (not adults).
- The archery and BB-gun shooting belt loops and pins must be earned under BSA range-trained supervision. The BB-gun shooting loop and pin must be earned at a BSA facility range.
- Requirements may be adjusted to accommodate the special needs of Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts with disabilities.
- Webelos Scouts may earn a belt loop or pin a second time to qualify for Webelos activity badges.
- Boys may earn belt loops more than once; however, leaders should encourage boys to try different requirements and earn the pin. Packs should have a clear policy in place about whether the pack or the boy's family is responsible for the cost of awards earned more than once.
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