Having acquired the Rifle Shooting badge when I was a very young scout, along with growing up in Arkansas I have always been taught the proper way to handle firearms and the importance of them to our country, history and how it intertwines in the lifestyle surrounding scouts and the wilderness. I used a .22 cal rifle for completion of my badge. Did anyone else use something different than this? Along with this, do you think with recent controversy about firearms we should be allowing our children to partake in such activities? Why or why not? What are the benefits or downfalls of such exposure? I'd love to see everyones responses to this topic!