Shooting Sports

Merit Badges

Rifle Shooting

Unless a rifle is handled incorrectly or recklessly, it is not dangerous.

A rifle, like any other precision instrument, is manufactured to perform a specific task and can do so at no risk to the user or others.

By earning this badge, Scouts can develop their shooting skills while learning safe practices.


Shotgun Shooting

A shotgun is a precision instrument, designed to shoot a shot charge in a specific pattern to cover a designated area at a certain distance.

Unlike a rifle, the bore of the shotgun is not rifled, so the shot emerging from the muzzle is not spinning.