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Shooting sports

Providing safe opportunities for learning and understanding shooting activities

About Shooting Sports

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 Committee Chair
CPCshootingsports@gmail.com

Chris Herold
Resident Camping Director
(503) 225-5711
christopher.herold@scouting.org

Camping Department
(503) 225-5701
492.camping@scouting.org

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:

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

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 contacting 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

 X

X X X X X X X
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

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

 X

   

X

    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 &
Knives

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

Shooting Sports Trainings

Scroll down to read course descriptions and requirements. Prices listed do not include NRA credentialing fees.
CourseDatesLocationPriceRegister
BSA Rangemaster Training (Cub Scouts or ScoutsBSA)April 6th 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Camp Lewis$5SIGN-UP

Training Course Descriptions

NRA Range Safety Officer Course (RSO)

NRA RSO is a basic level course and Basic Instructor Training is not required. This course will allow the participant an opportunity to attain the RSO certification. RSO’s are an essential element of the required supervision for a Scouts BSA shooting range at the Unit level to the council level. The course starts at 8am promptly and you must attend the entire course to be certified. 

Must be 21 years of age to participate.

Bring: a note pad, pen/pencil, hi-lighter and a sack lunch.

 

NRA Rifle Instructor Course

This is an Instructor level course and the basic student course and BIT (Basic Instructor Training) are included. The Rifle Instructor course is one of the primary levels of supervision required to conduct a BSA Rifle range whether it be a Unit level activity or a Council level activity. You must be 21 years of age to attain the Certified level but can participate as a youth and attain the Associate or Assistant level. Contact the event contact for specifics of having a youth participate. The course starts promptly at 6pm on Friday. Please plan on eating dinner prior to your arrival as there will be no meal on Friday. 

Must also attend: Basic Instructor Training (BIT) course held separately.

Must be 21 years of age to participate.

Bring: eye and ear protection, a note pad, 3-ring binder, pen/pencil and a hi-lighter. Firearms and ammo are provided.

 

NRA Pistol Instructor Course

This is an Instructor level course and the basic student course and BIT (Basic Instructor Training) are included. The Pistol Instructor course is one of the primary levels of supervision required to conduct a BSA Venturing or Sea Scout Pistol range whether it be a Unit level activity or a Council level activity. You must be 21 years of age to attain the Certified level. A requirement of the Pistol level course is that you must provide your own firearm and ammunition (100 rounds min). The course starts promptly at 6pm on Friday. Please plan on eating dinner prior to your arrival as there will be no meal on Friday. 

Must also attend: Basic Instructor Training (BIT) course held separately.

Must be 21 years of age to participate.

Bring: a note pad, 3-ring binder, pen/pencil and a hi-lighter. Firearms and ammo are not provided, please bring those. Caliber and sights are student preference. Optics are okay. Please have a lockable pistol case and eye and ear protection.

 

BSA Rangemaster Training and Certifications

BSA BB Gun/Sling Shot, Archery and Tomahawk/Knife Certifications

Choose your Track:

1) Cub Scouts –  BB Gun/ Sling Shot and Archery (receive both certifications) District and Council level activity only.  Required to use inflatable archery range.

2) Scouts BSA – Tomahawk/Knife (Scouts BSA activity only, Not approved for Cubs/Webelos) This cannot be combined with the Cub BB and Archery Certs – approx 6 hrs long)

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