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Boy Scout Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge

Meet all of the requirements for earning your shotgun shooting merit badge.


Service Description

In this 2 hour class, the student will learn how to; 1. Identify the principal parts of a shotgun, action types, and how they function. 2 Identify and demonstrate the rules for safely handling a shotgun. 3. Identify the parts of a shotgun shell and their functions. 4. Identify the various gauges of shotguns. Explain which one you would use and why. 5. Identify and demonstrate the fundamentals of safely shooting a shotgun. Explain what a misfire, hangfire, and squib fire are, and explain the procedures to follow in response to each. 6. Identify and explain each rule for shooting a shotgun safely. 7. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely shoot moving targets, using the fundamentals of shotgun shooting. 8. Identify the materials needed to clean a shotgun. 9. Demonstrate how to clean a shotgun properly and safely. 10. Discuss what points you would consider in selecting a shotgun. 11. Hit at least 12 out of 25 targets (48 percent) in two 25-target groups. The two groups need not be shot in consecutive order. A minimum of 50 shots must be fired.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, please contact us 24 hours prior to your session.


Contact Details

  • 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA, USA


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