Shooting Sports by Age

Which shooting sports are allowed?

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  Cub Scout logo
  Cub Scouts
  1st-5th Grade 
Webelos logo
Webelos
  5th Grade 
Fleur de lis
  Boy Scouts
  Ages 11-17   
Venturing logo
  Venturing
  Ages 14-20   
BB Gun
Green check mark Green check mark Green check mark Green check mark
Archery
Green check mark Green check mark Green check mark Green check mark
Slingshot Green check mark Green check mark Green check mark Green check mark
Pellet Gun
Red X-mark Green check mark Green check mark Green check mark
Tomahawk
Red X-mark Red X-mark Green check mark Green check mark
.22 Rifle
Red X-mark Red X-mark Green check mark Green check mark
Muzzle-loading Rifle
Red X-mark Red X-mark Green check mark Green check mark
Shotgun
Red X-mark Red X-mark Green check mark Green check mark
Centerfire Rifle
Red X-mark Red X-mark Red X-mark Green check mark
Pistol
Red X-mark Red X-mark Red X-mark Green check mark

Reference: BSA Shooting Sports Manual