Rifle Shooting Merit Badge for Boy Scouts

Rifle Shooting Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Checkoff Sheet

This printable checkoff sheet for the Rifle Shooting Merit Badge for Boy Scouts to keep track of your patrol’s progress.

Use the buttons below to print the table or to save it as a PDF file.  Put a Boy Scout's name at the top of each column. When a requirement is complete, put the check in the column. Keep multiple check off sheets in a binder to make it easy to see how patrol members are progressing. 
These requirements are abbreviated to fit on the sheet.
For more information and helps related to the Rifle Shooting Merit Badge for Boy Scouts, see http://scoutermom.com/boyscout/rifle-shooting-merit-badge/
          
1a. Explain why BB and pellet air guns must be treated with respect
1b. How you would react if asked to see your firearm
1c. Eye and hearing protection
1d. Give the main points of the laws
1e. Explain how hunting is related to wildlife resources
1f. Hunting laws for your state
1g. Shooting sports activities
1h. Proper hygienic guidelines
1i. Give your counselor a list of sources for information
2. Do ONE of the shooting options
2a. Rifle Shooting (Modern Cartridge Type) Option
2a1. Identify the three main parts of a rifle
2a2. Fundamental rules for safe gun handling
2a3. Cartridges
2a4. Misfire, hangfire, and squib fire
2a5. Fundamentals of shooting a rifle safely
2a6. Identify and explain each rule for safe shooting
2a7. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely shoot
2a8. Identify the basic safety rules for cleaning a rifle
2a9. Demonstrate how to clean a rifle properly and safely
2a10. Discuss what points you would consider in selecting a rifle
2a11. Fire five groups (three shots per group) that can be covered by a quarter
2a12. Meet minimum score
2b. Air Rifle Shooting (BB or Pellet) Option
2b1. Identify the three main parts of a rifle
2b2. Fundamental rules for safe gun handling
2b3. Ammunition
2b4. Fundamentals of shooting a rifle safely
2b5. Identify and explain each rule for safe shooting
2b6. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely shoot
2b7. Identify the basic safety rules for cleaning a rifle
2b8. Demonstrate how to clean a rifle properly and safely
2b9. Discuss what points you would consider in selecting a rifle
2b10. Fire five groups (three shots per group) that can be covered by a quarter
2b11. Meet minimum score
2c. Muzzleloading Rifle Shooting Option
2c1. Give a brief history
2c2. Identify the principal parts of percussion and flintlock rifles
2c3. Demonstrate and discuss the safe handling of muzzleloading rifles
2c4. Identify the various grades of black powder
2c5. Discuss proper safety procedures pertaining to black powder
2c6. Discuss proper components of a load
2c7. Identify proper procedures and accessories used for loading a muzzleloading rifle
2c8. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely shoot
2c9. Identify the materials needed to clean rifle and clean the rifle
2c10. Identify the causes of a muzzleloading rifle’s failure to fire
2c11. Discuss what points you would consider in selecting a uzzleloading rifle
2c12. Fire threegroups (three shots per group) that can be covered by a soft drink can
2c13. Meet minimum score
Merit badge earned
Merit badge presented
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