Shooting Sports

The Trapper Trails Council encourages units to experience shooting sports. To ensure unit activities are planned and conducted safely they must follow the council shooting sports policy.


Cub Scout Shooting Sports

Archery and BB-gun shooting are restricted to day camps, Cub Scout/Webelos Scout resident camps, council-managed family camping programs, or council activities where there are properly trained supervisors and all standards for BSA shooting sports are enforced. ARCHERY, BB-GUN AND PELLET GUN SHOOTING ARE NOT TO BE DONE AT THE DEN AND PACK LEVEL.

Archery and BB gun shooting belt loops and pins may be earned only at the camps and activities listed above. These programs are designed to emphasize safety and marksmanship development under the direction of trained range officers using nationally approved instructional methods.

Cub Scouts may not shoot firearms of any kind other than BB guns and pellet guns by Webelos.

Archery and BB-gun shooting are supervised by BSA Rangemasters who are trained and certified by the council shooting sports committee.

Council-Approved Ranges

All unit shooting activities must be done at council-approved ranges. Visit to view a list of approved ranges.  Boy Scouts of America requires all shooting activities to be supervised by the appropriate certified people as listed in the Council Shooting Sports Manual - Remember, not all ranges provide this.

National BSA Shooting Sports Manual

Download this manual at the bottom of this page. It provides detailed instruction, requirements and policies for all level of shooting activities in the Boy Scouts of America.

Range Standard Operating Procedures

Units must use standard operating procedures (SOP) when doing any range firing. Download these documents at the bottom of this page.

National BSA Shooting Sports

Visit the Boy Scouts of America health and safety page concerning shooting sports activities.

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NRA Basic Instructor Training   Sept 15, 2017  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  Ogden Scout Office

NRA Rifle Instructor Course  Sept 16, 2017  9:00 am - 6:00 pm  Ogden Scout Office

NRA Range Safety Officer Course Oct 7, 2017  9:00 am - 6:00 pm  Cache Valley PHEC

NRA Basic Instructor Training Oct 13, 2017  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  Cache Valley PHEC

NRA Shotgun Instructor Course  Oct 14, 2017  9:00 am - 6:00 pm  Cache Valley PHEC

NRA Range Safety Officer Course Nov. 4, 2017  9:00 am - 6:00 pm  Ogden Scout Office

NRA Basic of Pistol Shooting (ILT) Nov. 18, 2017  9:00 am - 6:00 pm  Cache Valley PHEC    Perquisite Required


  • 2017 NRA Range Safety Officer - Logan Range
    October 07, 2017

  • 2017 Basic Instructor Training - Logan Range
    October 13, 2017

  • 2017 Shotgun Instructor Course - Logan Range
    October 14, 2017

  • 2017 Range Safety Officer - Ogden office
    November 04, 2017

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  • 2017 NRA Basics of Pistol Shoting (ILT)
    November 18, 2017

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  • Shooting Sports Extravaganza
    April 25, 2018 to April 28

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File Name Description
2017 Course Information Flyer For more information on the classes above, download this file. Download
Council Shooting Sports Policy Download
Instructor & RSO Guidelines Download
Merit Badge Counselor Guidelines Download
National Council Shooting Sports Manual Download
Pistol Standard Operating Procedures Download
Rifle Standard Operating Procedures Download
Shotgun Standard Operating Procedures Download
Unit Leader Guidelines Download