An increased emphasis on safety
(effective January 1, 2000) for the archery belt loop and pin will require
that it be earned in BSA camps under BSA-certified supervision. A new,
copper-colored belt loop similar to BB-gun shooting will be made available.
Complete these three requirements:
Explain the rules for safe archery that you have learned in the
district/council camp or activity you are attending with your leader or
Demonstrate to your leader or adult partner good archery shooting
techniques, including the stance and how to nock the arrow, establish
the bow, draw, aim, release, follow-through and retrieve arrows.
Practice shooting at your district or council camp for the time
A certified range officer must be present.
Earn the archery belt loop and complete five of the following:
Explain the parts of a bow and demonstrate how to string the
bowstring in a proficient manner.
Demonstrate how to properly use archery equipment, including arm
guards, finger tabs, and quivers and explain about proper clothing.
Develop proficient shooting techniques by practicing for three
Learn the correct scoring techniques for target archery.
Make a poster that emphasizes the four whistle codes.
Draw to scale or set up an archery range.
Shoot 30 arrows from a distance of 30 feet at a target and score at
least 50 points, or shoot 30 arrow from a distance of 90 feet and score
at least 30 points.
Help make a type of target for the camp archery range.
Show how to put away and properly store archery equipment.
Tell five facts about an archer in history or literature.
Cub Scout Shooting Sports Award Certificate
Before firing the Pro Archer course, the camper is to complete the
Explain how to string your bow and explain the use of archery
Be able to list and discuss nine points in 'Shooting Techniques."
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.) Following this, fire for
the Pro Archer score.
Level of Recognition
Number of Arrows
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.