The Archery loop and pin can be awarded only by a certified Cub Scout Archery shooting director.
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 camping programs.
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.
Although archery programs are not permitted at den and pack activities, leaders can help parents understand the importance of training and encourage attendance of boys at Cub Scout camps that offer this training.
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.
Complete these three requirements:
A certified range officer must be present.
Earn the archery belt loop and complete five of the following:
Before firing the Pro Archer course, the camper is to complete the following:
Pro Archer Level
Shoot five groups (three arrows per group) trying to group each set within a circle the size of the nine-ring. (No specific score is required.)
Then fire for the Pro Archer score.
|Level of Recognition||Number of Arrows||Distance||Score|
|Pro Archer||30||15 feet||30|
|Archer I||30||20 feet||30|
|Archer II||30||20 feet||50|
|Archer III||30||20 feet||100|
In Cub Scout archery, the camp awards the certificate when the Cub Scout or Webelos Scout qualifies for the different levels of recognition. It is possible to earn four certificates if every level of marksmanship has been accomplished.