Shooting Sports

The Boy Scouts of America, Catalina Council provides opportunities for Scouts to participate in shooting sports (archery, shotgun, and pistol).

Overview of Activities

The following shooting activities are offered by the Catalina Council, or can be arranged for offering by local Units.

  • Archery fun shoot & Archery Merit Badge

  • Rifle fun shoot & Rifle Merit Badge

  • Shotgun fun shoot & Shotgun Merit Badge

  • Pistol shoot & Ranger qualification program.

  • Muzzleloader shoot & Ranger qualification program

Special Thanks to NRA Foundation

Catalina Council would like to thank the National Rifle Association (NRA) Foundation. The NRA Foundation awarded the Catalina Council $2,700 dollars to help us expand our shooting program including:

1)  Chalk ball targets for our LaPorte target machine

2)  Equipment to we can use to offer the Airsoft Experience to our scouts

3)  A left-handed Savage .22 LR rifle.

Training Courses & Programs

The Shooting Sports Subcommittee offers various training seminars throughout the year to give Scouters the skills to lead safe and effective shooting sports events. Please visit the Council’s Training pages for more information.

Merit Badge Offerings

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.


Equipment Rental

The Shooting Sports Committee has equipment for units to rent out for use. Please contact us if your are interested in renting any of the below equipment.