Shooting Sports

SHOOTING SPORTS COMMITTEE

The Five Rivers Council Shooting Sports Committee has responsibility for and is the sole approving
authority related to any shooting sports activity conducted at the council, district or unit level.

Responsibility is throughout the entire calendar year on any camp, community or personal property
within council or out of council territory.

All activities are subject to the rules, regulations, policies, procedures, guidelines, recommendations and
suggestions found in the below referenced documents.

The purpose of the committee is to manage and provide resources to the council, the camping committee, and the council camps for all activities involving shooting sports whether during summer camps or during year-round shooting opportunities. All shooting sports activities should be coordinated through the shooting sports committee to verify that a safe and responsible program is planned and conducted by properly trained and currently certified personnel.

The committee is composed of a shooting sports chairman/coordinator with a working understanding of summer camp and off-season programs, and the knowledge, skills, and attitude to organize and run safe ranges and shooting sports programs. The chairman is appointed by the council president or his or her designee. The committee shall report to the council vice president for program, the camping committee chair, the health and safety chair, or the council risk management committee chair as appropriate for the individual council organization.

Reference: National BSA Shooting Sports Manual & National BSA Camp Accreditation Program, BSA Shooting Sports Manual – Chapter 4: Council Shooting Sports Committee Organization, BSA Shooting Sports Manual – Council Shooting Sports Committee Chair Responsibilities

Click here for the National BSA site for Shooting Programs

 

               

Program Level Shooting Sports Approved Activities

                                            

CUB SCOUTS

Council Level        Day Camp; Resident Camp; Family Camp
District Level        Camporee/Winteree
Unit Level             NOT AUTHORIZED BY THE BSA

Approved Activities

  • BB-Guns; Pellet Rifles for Webelos ONLY
  • Archery – Long & Compound Bows ONLY
  • Slingshots & Catapults
  • Water, Rubber Band & Marshmallow Guns at Targets ONLY

Not Approved All Other Forms of Shoot Devices

SCOUTS BSA

Council Level                        Summer Camp; Council Trek Camps; Family Camp
District Level                        Camporee/Winteree
Unit Level Weekend Events – CONTACT SHOOTING SPORTS COMMITTEE CHAIR

Approved Activities

  • BB-Guns; Pellet Rifles; .22 Caliber Bolt Action Rifles; Shotguns Black Powder;
  • Archery – Long & Compound Bows
  • Tomahawk & Knife Throwing; Slingshots; Catapults
  • Paint Ball Activities Shooting at Targets ONLY
  • Water, Rubber Band & Marshmallow Guns at Targets ONLY

Not Approved Revolvers or Semi-Automatic Pistols; High Power Rifles

VENTURERS

Council Level                        Summer Camp; Council Trek Camps; Family Camp
District Level                        Camporee/Winteree; Area Events
Unit Level Weekend Events – CONTACT SHOOTING SPORTS COMMITTEE CHAIR

Approved Activities

  • BB-Guns; Pellet Rifles; Rifles; High Power Rifles; Shotguns
  • Revolvers and Semi-Automatic Pistols; Competitive Shooting
  • Hunting Trips; Black Powder; Archery – Long & Compound Bows
  • Tomahawk & Knife Throwing; Slingshots; Catapults
  • Paint Ball Activities Shooting at Targets ONLY
  • Water, Rubber Band & Marshmallow Guns at Targets ONLY

           

Training

Hosted & Conducted by the FRC Shooting Sports Committee

Who can attend one or both of these training courses?

  1. Any adult interested in becoming an NRA Instructor & Rifle Merit Badge Counselor.
  2. Any adult interested in supporting a Council Day Camp or Family Camp program as a Cub Scout Shooting Director.

{You’ll also automatically become a member of the Council Shooting Sports Committee.}

What’s involved in becoming certified in NRA Basics or Cub Scout Shooting Director?

  1. The first step of any NRA training is NRA Basics, which is a 2-part training. The first is the NRA classroom portion and second is a specific discipline in rifle & shotgun. {After this, the NRA Instructors Course is $75.00 for the 1st discipline & $50 for the 2nd discipline. Interest in the course will be determined by the attendees at the basic course!}

Basic training starts in a classroom environment and will be held at the University of Scouting in late February. The rifle or shotgun specific discipline training will be held on a Saturday at Camp Gorton.

  1. To become a Cub Scout Shooting Director, everyone must complete a ½ day training that is specific ONLY to the Cub Scout Shooting Programs and will be held at Camp Gorton.

{ANY Day Camp or Family Camp program that includes a shooting activity MUST have a certified director or the program will not be approved by the Shooting Sports Committee.}

When are the training dates?

  1. The NRA Basic Training will be at the University of Scouting held at the Corning Middle School. Registration and payment will be through the University of Scouting’s process.

NRA Discipline Specific Training for rifle & shotgun will be held on Saturday, March 31st at Camp Gorton and is a ½ day training course. See below for time. Requirements will be discussed at the U. of S. class session in February.

  1. The ½ day training for Cub Scout Shooting Director has 2 dates. Individuals MUST complete one of the two scheduled trainings for certification. There are ONLY two dates for this training, which are:

Sunday March 31st   1 – 5 pm Camp Gorton      Check In @ HQ Building
Sunday May 19th      1 – 5 pm Camp Gorton     Check In @ HQ Building

What is the cost for these trainings and How to register?

  1. The NRA Basic and Discipline Specific Training cost for rifle & shotgun is $80.00 per person. Payment is through the University of Scouting registration process. NOTE: There is a Pre-Registration Deadline!
  2. The Cub Scout Shooting Director Training is just $10.00 per person. Registration is through either a Day Camp Director,Day Camp Program Director, Family Camp Director or the Day Camp/Family Camp Staff Advisor. Payment is On-Site!

Shooting Sports Forms

Questions

Shooting Sports Chair: Jim Griffin 607-292-3227

Staff Advisor: Karl Ziegenfus607-743-6899

    

Camp Gorton Range from above