Cub Scout Shooting Sports Reminder

The Cub Scout Shooting Sports disciplines of Archery, BB gun shooting, and Slingshot shooting are restricted to Day Camps, Cub Scout / Webelos Scout Resident Camps, Council-managed family camping programs (Cub World), or Council activities held on or off Boy Scouts of America property where there are current and properly trained B.S.A. Shooting Sports Rangemasters and where all standards for B.S.A. shooting sports are enforced.

Cub Scout Shooting Sports are NOT approved at the Unit level.

The Spring 2018, posting of the Age Appropriate Guidelines indicated that Tigers are not approved for BB gun shooting.  This exception has now been corrected. 

Tigers and their adult partners may participate in all Cub Scout Shooting Sports activities. The adult partners must be included in all shooting activities. Each Tiger must be paired with his or her adult partner before being allowed to shoot.  On the BB range, the Rangemaster may require the adult partner to cock the BB gun for each shot.

In addition:

  • Kindergarten–age scouts in the Lion program are not approved to participate in Cub Scout shooting sports activities.
  • The use of pellet air rifles is restricted to Webelos Scouts in a Boy Scouts of America resident camp setting only.

Please direct question regarding this announcement to:     

Larry Bahler   lbahler@cox.net

Chairman, Indian Nations Council Shooting Sports Committee