Circle Ten Shooting Sports Information

BSA 9/2024 Shooting Sports Changes

At the 2024 National Meeting major changes were made regarding Shooting Sports in the Scouting America (new name for BSA). Click here to read these changes that will go into effect 9/1/2024

Shooting Sport Class Calendar updated

The schedule for 2024 has been set and classes are now open for registration. Registration is on the council Black Pug event registration system ( You can enter the keywords Shooting Sports in the search box at the top left of the screen which will open if you click the magnifying glass icon. To see a quick list of all the upcoming classes/events check the council’s website shooting sport page.

The Pistol Instructor class schedule has changed, it is now separated into two class on two different weekends. The Basic class will no longer be taught on Friday night followed by the Instructor class. Now the two classes will be separate. You will still need to attend both classes to be a Pistol Instructor, but there is a need for a separate Basic class for people who don’t need the Instructor part. Now that they have opened up they will likely fill up fast as they usually do. We are still only allowing 12 people per class due to space limitations.

We offer NRA, USA Archery, and BSA Certification classes.

  • NRA certifications are used in Scouting BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouting, Exploring events where firearms are used (Rifles, Shotguns, Pistol, etc). Leaders with NRA Rifle Instructor can teach and certify other Scout leaders for the BSA BB Gun RangeMaster certification.
  • USA Archery certifications are used in Scouting BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouting, Exploring related Archery events. Leaders with USA Archery Level I can teach and certify other Scout leaders for the BSA Archery RangeMaster certification.
  • BSA certifications are used in Cub Scouting BB Gun or Archery events (leaders with NRA or USA Archery certifications can also run these events. A leader with BSA Archery RangeMaster certification can open and run a range at Scouts BSA event, but can not be a Archery Merit badge counselor.

Unit Shooting Sports Event Help Info

This is no longer being offered.

Council Website Shooting Sports Info

Circle Ten has created our new iHub Channels. The new Shooting Sports Channel Information iHub Channel is located under the Resources section. Here is a direct link to that Channel: Click here for a PDF document with information on how to register and join all of our channels on the iHub.

For a detailed description of what certifications are needed by type of event and program (Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, etc), check out the What Do I Need page.

To register for any of our classes you register using Circle Ten’s new event registration systems (Black Pug). Click here and look for our classes, You can filter on training and council (as the district).

The amount of certified people needed for an event depends on the type of shooting sport event. The BSA National Shooting Sport manual (2022 Printing) list the requirements for each type of event and how many certified people are needed for that event. For more information on BSA’s policies on Shooting Sports check out the BSA Shooting Sports FAQ page. If any of the links in this section don’t work, it’s because the National BSA office has moved files around. We cull their site for these links and don’t always know when links change, lets us know and we can fix them.

Click here for the main BSA shooting sports webpage. Another good BSA manual to have for shooting sports is the BSA Guide to Safe Scouting. Link for the new Multi-Gun Airsoft Manual. There are a number of other shooting sports manuals on the main BSA shooting sports webpage linked above also.

NRA Instructor CoursesNRA RSO CourseArchery CoursesBB Gun /
Air Rifle
Range Master Courses
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