The goal of the Alamo Council Shooting Sports Committee is to provide a safe quality opportunity to introduce our youth to the shooting sports and the variety of opportunities for growth related to shooting sports.
Did you know that:
- Scouts Are One Of The Sources For Future Olympians
- There Are Many Opportunities For Scouts interested in competition including the Olympics and National Teams
- Shooting is a Fun And Recreational Sport
- Shooting Differs From Other Sports Because Size, Speed And Sex Do Not Determine Success
- Shooting Is A True Lifelong Sport
- Shooting Improves Academic Performance
- Shooting Teaches Competitors A Variety Of Life Skills And Lessons
Current BSA policy requires Both a Certified Instructor AND Range Safety Officer (RSO) be present at shooting activities.
Note that RSOs are not instructors and cannot be Merit Badge Counselors. The Shooting Committee does not have a formal responsibility to train Instructors and RSOs but does try to offer NRA Instructor and RSO training several times per year when volunteers are available to support the effort. Pistol Shooting has been added as a sport for Scouts BSA and Venturing but no Merit Badge has been established at the time of this publication.
Upcoming Shooting Sports Events:
- USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Training (Jun 1st, 2019, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
- Shooting Sports University (Aug 16th, 8:00 PM – Aug 18th, 2019, 11:00 AM)
- Cub Scout Shooting Sports – Fall 2019 (Dec 7th, 2019, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
- Beast Feast – Sponsored by AAC Shooting Sports Com (Jan 10th, 5:00 PM – Jan 12th, 2020, 10:30 AM)
- Cub Scout Shooting Sports – Spring 2020 (Apr 4th, 2020, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM)