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    Tell ya what its worth......
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  1. ShootingSports

    What happened to meritbadge.org?

    Meritbadge.com is not functioning and has been that way for some time. Meritbadge.org and Meritbadge.net are working
  2. ShootingSports

    Venturing Shooting Sports Spectacular

    Email me at glaacshootingsports@gmail.com with your questions about anything for Venturing Scouts or Adult Advisors.
  3. Week 7 July 21-27 at Philmont Training Center For both Youth and Adults. Sign up now!! These tracks will cover more than just paper targets. One track will follow Venturing Scouts–try your hand at shooting large bore rifles, sporting clays, cowboy action, three-gun, competition, and black powder rifles. Venturers even have the chance to get into Philmont’s backcountry! The second track allows Venturing Advisors to earn the NRA Instructors Certificate in pistol and shotgun! https://www.philmontscoutranch.org/PTC/conferencesO/VenturingShootingSportsSpectacular/
  4. ShootingSports

    Cub Scout Shooting Sports and NRA

    Fehler see Page 33 of the Cub scout shooting manual for the listing of the procedures "If you find a gun". Probably lifted from Eddie Eagle program, but is part of material presented in the training for Rangemasters. See BSA Shooting sports manual for training materials utilized by a National Camp School Shooting Sports Director. NRA Rifle Instructor can also teach the BB gun section and a USA Level I can teach the archery section. Cant speak to use of the other organizations material for other subjects. But, yes the NRA and BSA have a very healthy and respectful relationship for education.
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    Shooting Sports questions

    If for: Cub scouts, https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/shooting-sports/ and look for the Cub Scout shooting manual. Boy Scout merit badge, read the pamphlet for the particular award. or see the Shooting Sports Manual and updates. Venturing, read either the handbook or see the above link for Venturing Outstanding Achievement
  6. The beneficiary is hosting the site. The scout is doing the fundraiser.
  7. Mattosaurus, The fundraising application is generally forwarded to the Council office and checked against known donors to the Council. They dont want individuals, units, etc asking Council level donors for donations that would then potentially cut back their $. The Council also wants to make sure the application does not run afoul of a offensive or restricted activity (think firework sales). Bottom line is from your description, fill out the app and send it in with your correct dates. Note in your Eagle book the "change in plans", in that you missed sending the app in the proper time frame. The most important part of your Eagle process is demonstrating and applying the leadership you have learned. Others may nash their teeth and howl about the paperwork. At the end of the day, the paperwork will never define your Eagle. Enjoy your project......
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    Rifle merit badge, need explanation

    Alex, For the scoring, they look for an ability to hold good groups. The requirement is for five of the target faces to have the five shots within the minimum scoring ring. So, if one of the groups has a "flyer" outside the minimum level ring. It must be shot again, until you have five groups completed. Absolutely yes, on scopes, lazer sights, aperture sights, open sights, etc. There are no written rules that exclude any time of sights. (for Boy Scout merit badge (Venture does have some restrictions) Same with sand bags, rests, etc. There are no written rules excluding these. Hope you have fun shooting. More importantly, as you progress with the sport: look to challenge yourself by changing shooting positions and trying different sighting systems.
  9. ShootingSports

    What power options are camps offering for CPAP users?

    Bring your own battery box and solar panels would be a reasonable alternative........
  10. Eph, if it motivates you (or others) to get more training and makes others aware of the course.....Go for it! Patches are made for UofS, Camporee, etc. and all sorts of other reasons.
  11. ShootingSports

    Popcorn Kernel Knot Question

    Spoof patch. Enjoy it.
  12. Must be 14 to use a shotgun No motorcycles allowed on scout property No running allowed in camp No open toed shoes allowed at events
  13. ShootingSports

    weird patrol names

    Flamin FooFoo Kittens
  14. My understanding is unlike BSA, the GSA owns the unit. So, they technically can control the unit. However, you are a volunteer. So..........
  15. ShootingSports

    Ideal Week-Long Summer Camp for Venturing Only

    Awesome ideas. We will hopefully be working with VOA, leaders and professionals to reach these levels. Love the idea of training, BWCA, make your own adventures, and shorter schedules. I will post; if this goes beyond initial planning idea. But again, thanks to everyone for the input.