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For Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, Exploring-aged youth

As Scouts become older, their options and opportunities increase for taking part in shooting sports activities. With properly trained adult supervision, Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, Sea Scout Ships, and Explorer Posts may offer their own archery activity on a unit camp out. The key phrase there is “properly trained adult supervision” – you’ll need an adult who has completed the Level I Archery Instructor certification course in order to operate a unit-level archery activity.

Youth in a Scouts BSA Troop may earn the Archery Merit Badge; you can find the requirements here. To earn a merit badge, a Scout must work with an adult who is a registered merit badge counselor. This can take place as part of a troop’s monthly activity or, perhaps more commonly, during summer camp or winter camp.