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.
Get the Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge pamphlet
Printable helps for requirements:
Printable requirements for Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge
Printable checkoff sheet for Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge
Printable note sheet for Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge
Printable checkoff sheet for all Scouts BSA merit badges
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