Scouts participate in age appropriate shooting sports. Cub Scouts start with archery and BB guns. Older scouts can also shoot rifles and shotguns. In addition to being fun, shooting sports can be an opportunity to learn about physics.
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.