Scouts love to shoot!  Archery, BB Guns, Wrist Rockets, .22 Rifles, Shotguns, Pistols – All become available as Scouts age and are looking for new challenges.

Shooting Sports Safety

Shooting Sports Safety is absolutely #1 any time Scouts are shooting.  Use these resources to ensure that you are following BSA’s Shooting Sports Guidelines and running a safe, fun program.

National Shooting Sports Manual

Guide to Safe Scouting

Age Appropriate Activity Guidelines

Range Request Application

Use the application below to request use of the Pennsylvania Dutch Council Shooting Ranges.

Shooting Sports Range Request Application

Pennsylvania Dutch Council Range Standard Operating Procedures

These Standard Operating Procedures are specific guidelines for using Pennsylvania Dutch Council ranges and are in addition to the information found in the Safety Resources listed above.

Standard Operating Procedures-Sling Shot_Wrist Rocket

Standard Operating Procedure-Shotgun

Standard Operating Procedures-BB & Pellet Gun

Standard Operating Procedures-Archery

Standard Operating Procedures-22 Rifle

Standard Operating Procedures-Water Bottle Rockets

Shooting Sports Training

The Pennsylvania Dutch Council Shooting Sports Committee offers various Shooting Sports related training throughout the year to help unit, district, and council volunteers meet certification requirements for each activity outlined in the National Shooting Sports Manual.

For Information on Scheduled Courses go to Shooting Sports Training.


 The Pennsylvania Dutch Council would like to thank the NRA Foundation and Friends of the NRA for their continues support of our shooting sports programs

NRA Foundation