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Shooting Sports Standards

Introduction

Shooting sports are Category 2 or 3 activities (stop, be alert, check things carefully before proceeding) and need to be evaluated by the Scouter-in-Charge in consultation with the Group Commissioner as per the Adventure Standard. These standards help organizers ensure the safety of all participants.

 

Our Standards

  1. Beaver Scouts may not participate in shooting sports activities.
  2. Scouters are responsible for knowing and obeying provincial and municipal range shooting regulations. Activities in which a projectile is aimed at another person are prohibited.
  3. Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturer Scouts, and Rover Scouts may practise range shooting with slingshots, longbows and crossbows according to the laws of Canada. The range shooting program must comply with all provincial and municipal regulations and satisfy Scouts Canada requirements for safe Scouting.
  4. Scouts, Venturer Scouts, and Rover Scouts may practise firearms range shooting with a lawful barreled weapon from which any object, shot, or bullet is thrown or can be discharged according to the laws of Canada. The firearms range shooting program must comply with all provincial and municipal regulations and satisfy Scouts Canada requirements for safe Scouting.
  5. Firearms range shooting is a Category 3 activity. A completed Parent/Guardian Consent Form is required for Category 3 activities. 
  6. Scouts, Venturer Scouts, and Rover Scouts may practise range shooting with weapons not covered above, according to the laws of Canada.
    1. This includes catapults, trebuchets, and similar weapons
    2. Potato cannons are not permitted
    3. Scouters must demonstrate to the Council Relationships Manager’s satisfaction that a proposed range shooting program complies with all provincial and municipal regulations and satisfies Scouts Canada requirements for safe Scouting.

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