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On Target has a solid relationship with Boy Scout Troops in the local area and we offer Boy Scout specials to help your scouts complete their rifle merit badge! Have your Boy Scout arrive in their scout uniform and for $15 he will be set up with a bench, BSA bolt action rifle, targets, and enough ammo to make that qualifying shoot. Better yet give us a call and we can arrange a special shoot so that you can bring the whole troop!

– On Target’s Exclusive Boy Scout Program

– Parent Permission Form

– BSA – Schedule A Rifle Merit Badge Shoot


Merit Badge Requirements (Ready for Use At On Target)

    Rifle Shooting

    Merit Badge Workbook

    This workbook can help you but you still need to read the merit badge pamphlet (book). No one can add or subtract from the Boy Scout Requirements #33215. Merit Badge Workbooks and much more are below: Online Resources. Workbook developer: craig@craiglincoln.com. Requirements revised: 2001, Workbook updated: April 2008.

    1. Do the following:
    a. Explain why BB and pellet air guns must always be treated with the same respect as firearms.
    b. Describe how you would react if a friend visiting your home asked to see your or your family's firearm(s).
    c. Explain the need for, and use and types of, eye and hearing protection.
    d. Give the main points of the laws for owning and using guns in your community and state.
    e. Explain how hunting is related to the wise use of renewable wildlife resources.
    f. Obtain a copy of the hunting laws for your state. Explain the main points of hunting laws in your state and give any special laws on the use of guns or ammunition.
    g. Identify and explain how you can join or be a part of shooting sports activities.
    h. Explain to your counselor the proper hygienic guidelines used in shooting.
    i. Give to your counselor a list of sources that you could contact for information on firearms and their use.
    2. Do ONE of the following options:
    OPTION A ---RIFLE SHOOTING (Modern Cartridge Type)
    a. Identify the three main parts of a rifle, and tell how they function.
    b. Identify and demonstrate the three fundamental rules for safe gun handling.
    c. Identify the two types of cartridges, their parts, and how they function.
    d. Explain to your counselor what a misfire,, hangfire, , and squib fire are,, and explain the procedures to follow in response to each.
    e. Identify and demonstrate the five fundamentals of shooting a rifle safely.
    f. Identify and explain each rule for safe shooting.
    g. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely shoot a rifle from the bench rest position or supported prone position while using the five fundamentals of rifle shooting.
    h. Identify the basic safety rules for cleaning a rifle, and identify the materials needed
    i. Demonstrate how to clean a rifle properly and safely.
    j. Discuss what points you would consider in selecting a rifle
    k. Using a .22 caliber rimfire rifle and shooting from a bench rest or supported prone position at 50 feet, fire five groups (three shots per group) that can be covered by a quarter. Using these targets, explain how to adjust sights to zero.

    * Note: It is not always practical to adjust the sights (i.e. when using a borrowed fixed-sight rifle). For requirement 2l, you may demonstrate your ability to use the shooting fundamentals by shooting five shot groups (five shots per group) in which all shots can be covered by a quarter and then explain how to adjust the sights to zero the rifle.
    Online Resources (Use any Internet resource with caution and only with your parent’s or guardian’s permission.)
    Boy Scouts of America: » scouting.org » Guide to Safe Scouting » Age-Appropriate Guidelines »  Safe Swim Defense » Scout » Tenderfoot » Second Class » First Class » Rank Videos » Safety Afloat
    Boy Scout Merit Badge Workbooks: usscouts.org -or- meritbadge.org

    Merit Badge Books: www.scoutstuff.org
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