The course is aimed at leaders (18 and older) who want to teach the Archery Merit Badge, supervise a range at camp or Cub day camp, or run a quality archery program for Troops or Crews. The course is being sponsored by the Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Students who complete the course and pass a written test will receive the Level I Archery Instructor certification (Basic Instructor) valid for three years.
Instructor candidates will learn to operate a safe yet fun archery range. The course will cover range setup and safety, proper equipment, aspects of good shooting form, and methods of teaching. The cost for the course will be $45 (lunch provided). Previous archery experience is not required, but is helpful. You do not need to bring your own bow as equipment will be supplied.
Anyone who wants to reserve a slot needs to pay in full at the time of registration.
1) Be a registered Scouter and be 18 years or older;
2) Attend the entire course;
3) Pass a written test over course concepts;
4) Practice working as an instructor during training; and
5) Commit to assisting with at least one council shooting sports event in the coming year.
The course is scheduled for 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Satuarday, May 20 at Camp Tom Wooten, Lost Pines Scout Reservation. The training course is overseen by the USA Archery (AKA the National Archery Association) and will be presented by Level III Instructor Roy Kleinsasser. Course size is limited to the first 14 paid candidates.
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