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Shooting sports

Providing safe opportunities for learning and understanding shooting activities

Cascade Pacific Council camps offer shooting sports equipment and facilities to provide a complete program experience for all Scouts. Shooting Sports are among the most popular and safest program activities in camp. We have invested in top-notch equipment for your Scout’s safety, advancement and fun. Approved activities by program are listed in the Guide to Safe Scouting. The range chart at the bottom of the page shows Cub Scout and Scouts BSA activities. Scouts BSA may pursue all Cub Scout activities and Venturers may engage in all Scouts BSA activities.

Shooting Sports Awards

Shooting Sports activities provide an opportunity for instant recognition for improving upon personal marksmanship as well as learning and understanding how to use firearms in a safe manner.  Listed below are resources for some of the awards that youth, and even adults, can earn while shooting.  For more information about the awards, most of the links below redirect to external website.

Key Contacts

Steven Sullivan
Shooting Sports Trainer

Todd McDonald – (503) 225-5711
Director of Program & Member Experience

Leadership and Training

When units and districts use Cascade Pacific Council properties during Off-Season Camping, those units and districts may be required supply their own properly credentialed range leadership to use the equipment and ranges.. The council reserves its right to approve all plans for leadership.

Leadership requirements for shooting sports activities are defined in the Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Links to the BSA Shooting Sports Manual and the Guide to Safe Scouting are available under the links section at the bottom of the page. Training for BSA Shooting Sports Leadership roles for all shooting sports disciplines is offered by Scouters serving on the council Shooting Sports committee. Links to current trainings can be found below.

Range Standard Operating Procedures

The Cascade Pacific Council has adopted Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all council ranges. The latest version of these SOPs can be found in the links below. There are SOPs for:

BB Gun
Chalk Ball
Muzzleloading Pistol
Muzzleloading Rifle
Muzzleloading Shotgun
Pellet Gun

Shooting Ranges

A list of all available ranges and shooting activities on council properties can be found in the chart below.  Please refer to the Range Standard Operating Procedures for information on use of council properties and council equipment on ranges as well as information on use of personal property on council ranges.

Council owned BB guns, Pellet guns, Chalk ball markers, and Archery equipment Reservations can be made by completing the Range Equipment Reservation form and turning it into the Member Service desk either in person or by email using 492.VolunteerServices@Scouting.org.

Please contact the Member Service desk at 492.VolunteerServices@Scouting.org? or 503-225-5759 if you plan to use a range at camp.

Shooting Sports Program Chart


Supervision Needed*  Supervision Ratio  Baldwin Butte Creek Clark Cooper Ireland Lewis Meriwether Pioneer
Archery BSA Archery Range Master or USA Archery Instructor  1:8


BB Guns BSA BB Gun Range Master or NRA Rifle Instructor  1:8   X X   X X  
Slingshots BSA BB Gun Range Master (follows BB Gun rules)  



  X X  
.22LR Rifle NRA Rifle Instructor AND NRA Range Safety Officer (two separate people)  1:8




    X X
Shotgun NRA Shotgun Instructor AND NRA Range Safety Officer (two separate people)  1:1             X  
Muzzleloading Rifle NRA/NMLRA Muzzleloading Instructor AND NRA Range Safety Officer (two separate people)  1:1             X  

Tomahawks &

Cascade Pacific Council trained Tomahawk Range Master and one trained assistant per 4 throwers (max of 2 per Range Master)  1:8             X  
 *Supervision requirements vary by discipline (archery, BB gun, rifle, etc.) and participants (Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers, etc.). Details of Supervision requirements and required credentials can be found in the SOPs above.

Current trainings

Home Firearm Safety Basic, January 14, 2023, 8:00am to 1:00pm

If you are interested in training for any of the following, please send us an email at CPCshootingsports@gmail.com so that we can let you know as soon as we have courses available.

Archery Instructor
Archery Rangemaster
BB Gun Rangemaster
Chalk Ball Rangemaster
Muzzleloading Instructor
Range Safety Officer

Rifle Instructor
Shotgun Instructor
Tomahawk and Knife Throwing Rangemaster

Camp Meriwether Shooting Sports

Shooting Sports at Camp Meriwether requires the presence of a Camp Host to serve as one of the required supervisors.  Please contact the Member Service desk at 492.VolunteerServices@scouting.org or 503-225-5759 to see if a certified Camp Host will be available for your weekend at camp if you would like to take advantage of shooting sports activities.

Shooting Sports Resources

Guide To Safe Scouting (redirects to national website)
Shooting Sports Manual (redirects to national website)
Venturing Standards For Use Of Firearms (redirects to national website)

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