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 Resources
Leadership and Training
When "Weekend Camping", units and districts supply their own properly credentialed range leadership to use the equipment and ranges, with the exception being Camp Meriwether. Leadership requirements for these activities are defined in the National Shooting Sports Manual and the Guide to Safe Scouting; links to both are available under the links section at the bottom of the page. Training for BSA Shooting Sports Leadership roles is from USA Archery and the National Rifle Association, offered by Scouters serving on the council Shooting Sports committee. Links to all trainings can be found below.
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.
Adults and All Youth
A list of all available ranges and shooting activities on council properties can be found in the chart below. BB guns and archery equipment Reservations can be made by completing the Range Equipment Reservation form linked below and turning it into the Member Service desk either in person or though email using 492.VolunteerServices@Scouting.org. Firearms will be provided for you at Camp Meriwether. You will need to provide your own firearms for all other properties. Please contact the Member Service desk at 492.VolunteerServices@Scouting.org? or 503-225-5759 if you plan to use a range at camp and need to bring firearms to the property. We will notify the on-site ranger and provide you with the direction of safe transportation and storage of your firearms.
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||Follow the Sweet Sixteen of Scouting Safely||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|
|Tomahawk||Cascade Pacific Council trained Tomahawk Range Master and at least one trained assistant (max of 2)||1 asst. per 4 throwers||X|
Camp Meriwether Shooting Sports
Shooting Sports Training
Click Here for information about the September 2019 Shooting Sports Instructor trainings