Circle Ten Shooting Sports Information
COVID-19 Update 8-1-20
We are still working with the council on scheduling the facilities to hold the NRA class for remainder of this year and next. However we do have confirmed reservations for the Merit Badge Makeup event on 8/22/2020. Sign up for the event using the council event registration system. You can signup for one or more classes depending on what needs to be finished up. Depending on how many people signup we may have to stagger attendance at the event to keep within current group meeting restrictions for Dallas County. We will contact the registrant via email with details when the class approaches.
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
To request “Help for your unit’s Event” use the “Find Help for a Unit Event” Link at the top of the page (or click here). Complete the form and click submit. Your request will be posted within a few days, so the more lead time for your event the better.
Signing up to help Units with Shooting Sports Events
Getting notified by the The “Find Shooting Help for my Unit” process has changed. This process has moved from the email based system we were using to new iHub Channels updates for each type of certification. Certified Instructors/RSO need to take action on their part in order to continue to receive notifications. At the bottom of the main iHub page is a link SUBSCRIBE NOW>> (replicated here). Click this one or the one on the iHub page to get a list of all the available Channels (BB Gun & Archery, Muzzleloading, Pistol, RSO, Rifle, Shotgun). You will need to “Join” each one of the Channels in order to receive help requests and/or informational updates to that program. Click here to for information on how to subscribe to the update channels
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: https://circleten.ihubapp.org/posts/38243/shooting-sports 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 (2015 Printing) list the requirements for each type of event and how many certified people are needed for that event. Here is the link for the latest Shooting Sport Manual Update. 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.