Scouts working on the Shotgun Shooting merit badge requirements learn to safely handle firearms. They learn about how to care for shotguns and identify their parts. Then Scouts demonstrate their skills. The requirements for this merit badge can be completed using modern shotguns or muzzleloaders.
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