While working on the requirements for the Archery merit badge, Scouts learn range safety rules. They also familiarize themselves with archery equipment and discover how to maintain it. Then they demonstrate their archery skills using a recurve bow, a longbow, or a compound bow.
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Shoot! is the Scouts BSA Nova Award for investigating astronomy and projectile science. To earn this award, Scouts must complete one of their science related merit badges and learn about related topics such as space, aviation, and weather. Scouts also visit a museum or build a catapult, pitching machine, or marble run.
Whoosh! is the Scouts BSA Nova Award for investigating engineering as it relates to motion. To earn this award, Scouts must complete one of their engineering or motion related merit badges and learn about related topics such as machines and forces Scouts also dream up their own design for an amusement park, piece of playground equipment, or new method of transportation.
To complete the Shooting Sports elective for the Venturing Ranger award, Venturers must learn the safety rules for shooting and must complete a training course. They can choose to use an air pistol, air rifle, archery, muzzle loading rifle, pistol, shotgun, or small bore rifle. Venturers must also share what they learned with others.
To complete the Hunting elective for the Venturing Ranger award, Venturers must learn about regulations, take a course, and take a hunting trip. They must also show others what they have learned and assist in a project.
The Rifle Shooting theme focuses on safely handling firearms and learning marksmanship skills. The program feature includes some general information and some more specific ideas for meetings.
The Living History program feature lets Scouts experience different cultures, times, and places in an interactive and hands on manner. They witness reenactments and learn about historical events and different ways of life.