Shooting Sports Supervision

What supervision is required for various activities?


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Range Safety Officer (RSO)
Instructor
Notes
BB Gun/
Pellet Gun

1 BB Gun Rangemaster per 8 shooters -OR- 1 NRA Rifle Instructor per 8 shooters

Not allowed at the pack level

Archery

1 Cub Archery Rangemaster or USA Archery Level 1 instructor

Not allowed at the pack level

Slingshot

1 BB Gun Rangemaster or 1 NRA Rifle instructor

Not allowed at the pack level, must have 1:1 adult-to-boy ratio

Tomahawk

1 BB Gun Rangemaster or 1 NRA Rifle instructor

.22 Rifle

1 NRA RSO per 8 shooters

1 NRA Rifle Instructor per 8 shooters

Muzzle-loading Rifle

1 NRA RSO per 8 shooters

1 NRA Muzzle-loading Instructor per shooter (1:1)

Shotgun

1 NRA RSO per 6 shooters

1 NRA Shotgun Instructor per shooter (1:1)

Centerfire Rifle

1 NRA RSO per 8 shooters

1 NRA Rifle Instructor per 8 shooters

Venturing only

Pistol

1 NRA RSO per 3 shooters

1 NRA Pistol Instructor per shooter (1:1)

Venturing only

References:
BSA Shooting Sports Manual
Guide to Safe Scouting
See:
Shooting Sports Allowed by Age for a list of which shooting sports are allowed at each level of Scouting.