Shooting Sports Supervision Requirements

What supervision is required for various activities?

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Range Safety
Officer (RSO)
Instructor Notes
BB Gun/
Pellet Gun

  1 BB Gun Rangemaster per 8 shooters -OR- 1 NRA Rifle Instructor per 8 shooters Not allowed at a Pack level
Archery
  Cub Archery Range Master or USA Archery level 1 instructor Not allowed at a Pack level
Slingshot
1 BB Gun Rangemaster -OR- 1 NRA Rifle Instructor Not allowed at a Pack level, Must have 1:1 adult-to-boy ratio
Tomahawk

1 BB Gun Rangemaster -OR- 1 NRA RSO  
.22 Rifle
1 NRA RSO per 8 shooters 1 NRA Rifle Instructor per 8 shooters  
Muzzle-loading Rifle
1 NRA RSO per 8 shooters 1 NRA ML Instructor per shooter (1:1)  
Shotgun
1 NRA RSO per 6 shooters 1 NRA Shotgun Instructor per shooter (1:1)  
Centerfire Rifle
1 NRA RSO per 8 shooters 1 NRA Rifle Instructor per 8 shooters Venturing only
Pistol
1 NRA RSO per 3 shooters 1 NRA Pistol Instructor per shooter (1:1) Venturing only

Reference: BSA Shooting Sports Manual
See: Shooting Sports Allowed by Age for a list of which shooting sports are allowed at each level of Scouting.